so how long would a video encode i mentioned would take on the regor 250
Haven't seen any reviews with a good idea of the 250 Regors encoding performance. I would say the 710 may make it worth the while and might lower that encoding time a lot because its a tri core instead of a dual core thus an advantage.
Hell a quad core will do it even faster. 1.5-2x faster than the dual core will.
Depends on game. Some will like the extra clock speed of the Callisto. Others will like the extra core of the 710. The 550 though will probably overclock better than the 710 since the 550 iirc is a black edition and unlocked multi.
which do you recommend? i primarily play games, all i really would be doing other than that is web/music/etc (apps that would not be cpu bound)
and i really dont care about the time it takes to convert music and stuff like that