I am going to build my first PC soon and I need help which combo is better. I will be playing games like Far Cry 3, Assassins Creed 3, Battlefield 3, Crysis 2 and 3 and DotA 2.
Help would be appreciated. =)
both combo have their strengths and weaknesses.
but the performance disparity between gtx 650ti and radeon hd 7850 is too big, tipping the favor to phenom ii x4's side. the phenom should be overclocked to unlock full potential of the radeon hd 7850. overclocking will also help with bf3 multiplayer.
although, for first build, phenom ii should be coupled with at least a 970 chipset am3+ motherboard so that the pc can be upgraded all the way to fx8350.