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Ok i am almost about to do an upgrade but I was going with intel based hardware. I wanted to post here to see what the equivalent of my build would be for AMD based.

Price is a also a factor in this. I will list what I am looking at right now.

CPU: i5 2400 ( $158 )
Mobo: ASRock P67 PRO3(B3) ( $129 )

Thats $287. Which I feel is a pretty good pricing for what I am getting. I am not big on OCing but its always nice to have that option. Will be doing average gaming & everyday use on it.
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Here's one alternative:
CPU: Phenom II x6 1055 (6 cores, OCable)
Board: Asrock 870 Extreme3

Overall it's the same price (or less) than the Intel build and should perform on average pretty similar - Intel better on single core tasks, AMD better on multi core tasks. The AMD board has more SATA3 ports otherwise they are similar.

Bottom line is both build should be very fast, they are only differentiated by the apps at which they excel.
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I should also note I will be running the stock HSF. I will be doing some gaming. I won't need to have everything on ULTRA UBER HIGH settings. Just looking for something that will last me for 4 years like my current system below.

6 cores...i can imagine that runs a tad hot. Surprised to see that board so cheap? Any reason?
Edited by easedel - 4/11/11 at 2:52am
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Actually, it wont run hot even with the stock heatsink. You should be seeing 40 - 50C max at stock. Also, get ASUS M4A79XTD EVO for the board. It's same price/cheaper and much better, all it needs is a bios update.
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Originally Posted by easedel View Post
6 cores...i can imagine that runs a tad hot. Surprised to see that board so cheap? Any reason?
AMD

But really, compared to the Phenom, I'd just go for your current CPU. The AMD doesn't run that hot though - regardless of the amount of cores.

However, I'd go with either an Intel i5-2500K or an i5-2300.
The K can be OC'ed to pretty high clocks on the stock cooler. It should last some years that way.
And the 2300 doesn't perform much worse than the 2400. Though cheaper, obviously.
Edited by p4p3r - 4/11/11 at 9:21am
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What kind of graphics will you be running? That will be the determining factor of how high you can put your settings without lagging/stuttering. If you're trying to run off the integrated graphics or something like a GeForce 6800 then LOL. However if it's more balanced and something like a 580 or 6970 or whatever then that's fair enough (doesn't even need to be a high end graphics like that either, a 560 or HD68xx should be fine as well).

As for which CPU+mobo to go for. It's your choice but if I were to buy now (like within the next 24 hours) I would go with a SB setup. My opinion of Asrock though isn't that great and I'm pretty sure you can get a Gigabyte (my favourite mobo manufacturer ATM other than DFI) mobo for cheaper than that (you can probably find one in the $110-120 range if you're trying to "nickel and dime" your costs).

That is unless you want to hedge your bets and pray to god that BD is all it's cracked up to be and go with an AM3+ board and upgrade it to a BD when it comes out. In which case find a "black socket" AM3+ mobo and toss in an Athlon II X4 or something to tide you over for now.
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Go Intel with that mobo you will be future proof for a while (ivy bridge).

If you go AMD with the 1055T you will have no room to upgrade, as the next gen is MEANT to be a new socket (I say meant as some manufactors say if will work in existing sockets but IF this is possible it will be handicapped).

Even if you do not plan to upgrade it is nice to have the choice.

Also the i5 2400 will be better then AMD at everyday tasks and gaming, AMD will be better at video processing and converting (highly multithread tasks) but it sounds like this is not what you will be doing.
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Originally Posted by superste2201 View Post
Go Intel with that mobo you will be future proof for a while (ivy bridge).

If you go AMD with the 1055T you will have no room to upgrade, as the next gen is MEANT to be a new socket (I say meant as some manufactors say if will work in existing sockets but IF this is possible it will be handicapped).

Even if you do not plan to upgrade it is nice to have the choice.

Also the i5 2400 will be better then AMD at everyday tasks and gaming, AMD will be better at video processing and converting (highly multithread tasks) but it sounds like this is not what you will be doing.
If I'm not wrong, yes, the Ivy Bridge will use the same socket, but no, the Ivy Bridge will use a different chipset. That is IF I'M NOT WRONG.
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If I'm not wrong, yes, the Ivy Bridge will use the same socket, but no, the Ivy Bridge will use a different chipset. That is IF I'M NOT WRONG.
Ivy Bridge will work with H67 and P67 chipsets (this has been confirmed by Intel), he stated he would be getting a P67 mobo if he chooses Intel.

That's why I said that mobo to him .
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What kind of graphics will you be running? That will be the determining factor of how high you can put your settings without lagging/stuttering. If you're trying to run off the integrated graphics or something like a GeForce 6800 then LOL. However if it's more balanced and something like a 580 or 6970 or whatever then that's fair enough (doesn't even need to be a high end graphics like that either, a 560 or HD68xx should be fine as well).
heh for the time being I will be running my 8800gt sc on this set up until I get some money down the road.

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Originally Posted by p4p3r View Post
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And the 2300 doesn't perform much better than the 2400. Though cheaper, obviously.
Actually the reason I am leaning towards the i5 2400 is I can get it for $158. Where the 2300 is usually listed around 175-185 with the 2400 NORMALLY a few dollars more then that.

Thanks for the help though guys. I think I will be ordering my current listed set up in an hour or two.

Quick note. I should have no trouble with my current tower and PSU ( listed below ) with that board will I?
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