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Hey guys! smile.gif

I know we see a lot of AMD vs Intel threads, but this one isn't about which one is "better". I just wanted to know your opinions on which one I should choose for my build.

The rig will be used to game, but also to do graphical work (with Photosop, Sony Vegas, Adobe Flash and Adobe After Effects) and probably some 3D animation. This rig is on a "budget" of 2100$. Right now, with the i7 2600k and the Asus P8P67 pro, I'm just tight. I want to loose up a bit, so that's why I'm asking this.

Any other suggestions (including mobo suggestions) are appreciated!


Thanks! biggrin.gif
Edited by rockcoeur - 4/17/11 at 2:06pm
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for the kind of work you do...... the X6

just make sure you get an AMD motherboard that will support AMD's Bulldozer processors for future upgrade.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dlee7283;13164118 
for the kind of work you do...... the X6

just make sure you get an AMD motherboard that will support AMD's Bulldozer processors for future upgrade.

Thanks! And +rep for super-dupper fast reply! biggrin.gif
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Yeah, definitely the X6 over 2500K. The 6 cores will come in use when doing editing/graphical tasks. And as the other guy said as well, make sure you can support BullDozer if/when you wanted to upgrade to more cores in the future.
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Originally Posted by homer98;13164196 
Yeah, definitely the X6 over 2500K. The 6 cores will come in use when doing editing/graphical tasks. And as the other guy said as well, make sure you can support BullDozer if/when you wanted to upgrade to more cores in the future.

Isn't Bulldozer gonna use the AM3 socket?
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I'm inclined to say the 2500K after seeing these results:

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Source: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-review-intel-core-i7-2600k-i5-2500k-core-i3-2100-tested/1

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Source: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1501/1/

Also, after overclocking 3 different SB setups, I can safely say that it's completely effortless getting to 4.6GHz on air or cheap AIO watercooling (H50, H60, etc.). After that, it just depends on how good your chip is.
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i have to say a 2500k. You said you have 2100 dollars as a budget. you should be able to build a smoking rig for that.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NuclearCrap;13164322 
I'm inclined to say the 2500K after seeing these results:

[Graphs]

Source: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-review-intel-core-i7-2600k-i5-2500k-core-i3-2100-tested/1

[Other graph]

Source: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1501/1/

Also, after overclocking 3 different SB setups, I can safely say that it's completely effortless getting to 4.6GHz on air or cheap AIO watercooling (H50, H60, etc.). After that, it just depends on how good your chip is.

Wow! Thanks for that! But now I can also see that the i7 2600k is better than the 980x... So I may stick with it...

I wish we could be able to +rep moderators too! frown.gif

I'm gonna go with watercooling BTW!
Edited by rockcoeur - 4/17/11 at 2:03pm
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I'm gonna' say the 2500K, it just eats up anything that you throw at it, especially when you overclock it.
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The 2600K, HT should help out in programs that can use it. Also the clock advantage will be huge over the AMD when at a easily achievable 4.5GHZ.
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