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So my brother wants me to build him a computer and I had some extra parts in my closet which I was going to sell to him for $300. (maybe too much?)

Parts are,

Sabertooth X58
H70 Cooler
6GB GSkill DDR3 Ram
HIS ATI 5750 1GB GPU

He would need to purchase an i7 950(since thats all that Micro Center stocks now for 1366, $220) and I guess in the future upgrade the GPU.

Is there any better motherboard/processor combo on the AMD side of things out there for this price or less that he could get with similar performance in gaming? Even if its just a couple bucks more I'd just like to know if there are other options out there. I really don't know much when it comes to the AMD side of things.

Thanks!
 

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Originally Posted by wholeeo;11983697
So my brother wants me to build him a computer and I had some extra parts in my closet which I was going to sell to him for $300. (maybe too much?)

Parts are,

Sabertooth X58
H70 Cooler
6GB GSkill DDR3 Ram
HIS ATI 5750 1GB GPU

He would need to purchase an i7 950(since thats all that Micro Center stocks now for 1366, $220) and I guess in the future upgrade the GPU.

Is there any better motherboard/processor combo on the AMD side of things out there for this price or less that he could get with similar performance in gaming? Even if its just a couple bucks more I'd just like to know if there are other options out there. I really don't know much when it comes to the AMD side of things.

Thanks!
Performance wise, the i7's will pretty much beat anything AMD has to offer right now.

As for price / performance, you could just grab a dual core Phenom. Most games don't really utilize more than 2 cores right now.

Personally, the i7 is still the way to go IMO. The extra cores Wont increase gaming performance, but things will overall be a bit quicker. And at the price you want to sell him that Mobo, Cooler, RAM, and GPU; I don't see how he can go wrong.
 

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Performance wise, the i7's will pretty much beat anything AMD has to offer right now.

As for price / performance, you could just grab a dual core Phenom. Most games don't really utilize more than 2 cores right now.

Personally, the i7 is still the way to go IMO. The extra cores Wont increase gaming performance, but things will overall be a bit quicker. And at the price you want to sell him that Mobo, Cooler, RAM, and GPU; I don't see how he can go wrong.
seriously there are at the moment lot of big titles which utilize more than 2 cores....try playing gt4 on the dual and u will know......phenom x4 might do the trick but no way dual core is a big no now.....
 

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For AMD, do not go 3x2GB; this will hinder your performance significantly as it will be running in single channel and not dual or triple channel. AMD supports dual channel max, whch means 2x2GB/4x2GB/2x4GB or bust.
 
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