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So I plan on not only gaming with my new build, but also video and audio editing. I heard that the Phenom II x4 955BE is the best AMD for gaming and the 1090T is great for video editing, but both lack in each others specialties.

So if I plan on doing both, should I just grab the 1090T to be safe or could the 955 run smoothly with v/a editing?



This computer will also be running with a GTX 460 and 4GB of RAM. Thanks!
    
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Are you going to upgrade your motherboard as well? In that case you'd be better of with an i5 2500K.
    
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Are you going to upgrade your motherboard as well? In that case you'd be better of with an i5 2500K.
Well, this isn't really an upgrade. I'm doing a fresh build, all new parts. I was considering the i5 2500k, but with my $600 budget, I'm really on edge about it.
    
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All new parts?

You could make a shopping cart with what you're looking to buy and people would tweak it as they see fit.

Thats generally the best way to go, visuals are easier to track.
    
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Processors have no effect on gaming preety much.

The effect they have is so small in terms of price difference, it shouldn't be something you should add into the equation.

Also, I don't know how going from X6-->X4 would be better for anything, except for power & heat acoustics, though both processors have the same TDP.

Unless your OCing past 4ghz, I don't know why you would go with a 1090T over a 1055t.

If you are going to video encode, go with the six core.
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Processors have no effect on gaming preety much.

The effect they have is so small in terms of price difference, it shouldn't be something you should add into the equation.
Depends on what your final goal is.

I would never rule out the cpu considering posts like this:

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9975...sage-460s.html

Are commonplace for AMD users.
    
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Seeing how most Intel Processors outperform, usually not by much though, AMD ones, is it really worth that spike in price?
    
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Processors have no effect on gaming preety much.

The effect they have is so small in terms of price difference, it shouldn't be something you should add into the equation.
Misinformation at its finest example.

Reaching the 4.0Ghz threshold is essential to gaming performance with budget processors. Like mentioned before, go 2500k... best for listed needs in OP.
 
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Seeing how most Intel Processors outperform, usually not by much though, AMD ones, is it really worth that spike in price?
Not by much is a fallacy when it comes to what you're comparing.

You're already looking at a 1090T ($200).

The i5-2500k is faster than both AMD chips in ever facet. For $25 more than the 1090T.

And its only by a small margin when it comes to encoding and rendering vs the 1090T, in everything else its quite large.
    
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Like mentioned before, go 2500k... best for listed needs in OP.
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The i5-2500k is faster than both AMD chips in ever facet. For $25 more than the 1090T.


You got any benchmarks you could share? That would be swell, cause I'm having trouble finding some on my own.
    
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