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post #31 of 42
Bang for buck; which ever you chose won't help you game any faster.
 
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post #32 of 42
AMD is not even on the radar as of right now

The company is a non factor IMO

Bulldozer may or may not change this ....

Today though... as stated

AMD = the little black dot in the rearview mirro
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post #33 of 42
What's mirro?

Your 2600k is so fast you haven't even got time to finish typing...
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post #35 of 42
Another vote for intel, sandy bridge is good fun. If you only want to play games ignore the 2600k and buy a better gfx card with the difference. In most cases hyperthreading actually cost me .5 of average FPS (severely gpu limited these days lol).

Also for gaming up to where you need to turn on CPU PLL overvolt (x46 for me) you can run with stock cooler (HT off - gaming etc), sure it might get up to 90 degrees stress testing but knowing I can hit 5100 and run a 3dmark bench leaves me fairly confident with my 4.6 low voltage stability. I keep meaning to buy a H70 but I'm also building a HTPC so keep spending my cash there instead as I have no current issues with temps. (TBH it's mostly at 4ghz with HT on as I do video editing/encoding).
Edited by Chickenman - 4/21/11 at 2:42pm
post #36 of 42
Thread Starter 
I dont need anymore convincing rig is built look in my Sig or here: http://www.overclock.net/intel-build-logs/1001021-my-sandy-bridge-build-project.html

1) decided not to wait for bulldozer because the ones being released for the AM3 Motherboards are not going to be the same as the real Bulldozer they will have alot of what the chip can do disabled.The real Bulldozer will be a new socket.

2) I am sure i will be building a Bulldozer rig at some point.Either for me or for a Customer.

3) i LOVE my Sandy Bridge but still LOVE Amd also so i guess im not a fan boy of either.They are both great company's that brought me many great years of gaming and overclocking.

4) 1090T to i5 2500k HUGE jump in performance.
   
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post #37 of 42
I just built my first intel build in 13 years. I went from a 955 @ 3.8 to a stock clocked 2500k. It blows the 955 out the water! i upped my multiplier on this 2500k to 4.0ghz. thats all i did, i left everything else on auto. 6+ hours prime95, no errors. this chip is crazy.
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Recently went from a 955 @ 3.8ghz to a 2500k @4.6ghz. After debating whether or not i should wait it out for bulldozer...i went for the 2500k. Bulldozer might turn out to be powerful, but with intel's resources and history, i thought that theyd most likely be faster in the end or at the very least on par with bulldozer, but who the hell knows bc its not out yet
The 2500k is super chilly compared to my 955. You will see a significant fps increase in CPU heavy games like SC2, BC2, GTA4 etc when comparing 955 vs 2500k.
2500k. no doubt.
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post #39 of 42
Proof is in the pudding my friend, You know it makes sence wink.gif

We all know amd is slow, for now anyways.
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My neighbor just picked up a 2500k. He says it's extremely cooperative with you while overclocking. By the time octocores become main stream I will probably build myself an sb2500k build.
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