I5 or Phenom 965 Tags: New Build Asus Intel i5 Phenom Systems Last response: February 5, 2010 7:43 PM in Systems Share randomowner February 5, 2010 4:19:27 PM Hi, I can't decide between getting an i5 with Asus P7P55D LE or Phenom 965 with Asus M4A79XTD EVO can anyone please advise me as to which is the better choice? btw i will be overclocking etc More about : phenom 965 MadAdmiral February 5, 2010 4:30:25 PM What are you doing? I'm assuming gaming. What's your budget? It really depends on this. If you're a gamer, and the budget is under $1,200, the 955 is a better choice because it allows you to spend more on the GPU. randomowner February 5, 2010 5:00:16 PM yup im gaming im in the UK, the 955 and 965 cost pretty much the same. also its costing me pretty much the same going with either intel or amd processor if i go with the mobo's i've mentioned above also ive already bought the gpu and ram (xfx 5850 and g.skill 1600mhz ram) my main concern is whether or not the Asus P7P55D LE is any good Related resources Upgrade from AMD Phenom II 965 BE to Intel i5 3570?? - Forum A i5 4000, i5 3570k or phenom 2 965 ? Gaming? - Forum 7870 and phenom ii x4 965 (stock speeds) or i5 3330 and gtx 560? - Forum How to Ask for New Build Advice - Forum Troubleshooting - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer MadAdmiral February 5, 2010 5:01:27 PM It won't support Crossfire. I would personally spend a little more and get the Asus P7P55D-E Pro. It has USB 3/SATA III support and will be good in Crossfire. randomowner February 5, 2010 5:36:33 PM hmmm, at the moment i'm already going right to the edge of my budget so unless i find some super special deal unfortunately i dont think i'll be able to go for that. also ima be getting a 600w psu which i dont think will be enough for crossfire with two 5850's. Am i right? so the mobo ive chosen with the 965, would that be good enough for crossfire, if i go AMD route? MadAdmiral February 5, 2010 5:38:44 PM 650W would be cutting it close. I would get a 750W to be safe. Yes. dfusco February 5, 2010 5:47:16 PM It's like asking is you prefer Ford or GM It's a matter of preference as they are both fine processors. ares1214 February 5, 2010 5:54:20 PM true, both are fine, but i say amd 965. the 965 is more future proof, and does very well on gaming: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/phenom-x4-965,2389-... http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/phenom-x4-965,2389-... http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/phenom-x4-965,2389-... as shown in the first, compared to the i7 920 it isnt that bad, even wins quite a few, and the 920 is better than the 750. in gaming the 3 would be so close, overall i would go with the 965. randomowner February 5, 2010 7:02:49 PM will "bulldozer" be coming out as a AM3 processor? randomowner February 5, 2010 7:05:56 PM hmm your right, it doesnt do to bad up against the i7 920 but thats with a i7 at stock settings, i would presume the i7 would be much better if it was overclocked? MadAdmiral February 5, 2010 7:07:16 PM As would the 965, so it's a moot point. ares1214 February 5, 2010 7:43:43 PM right, and i have no evidence of this, but the 965 feels like a way better oc'er anyway, and the benchmark has the stock 965 too. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHow to Ask for New Build Advice ForumTroubleshooting ForumHow to Ask for New Build Advice ForumTroubleshooting ForumHow to Ask for New Build Advice ForumTroubleshooting ForumPhenom ii x4 965 at 3.8 ghz vs i5 3450 ForumPhenom II 965 (3.4Ghz) vs I5 2320 (2.9Ghz). Please comment :) ForumI5 3570k vs Phenom X4 965 ForumUpgrading from Phenom x4 965 to i5 3470, worth it? ForumWhy is my old phenom 965 machine better than my new i5 3570k - unusual ForumPhenom ii x4 965 /gtx 480 vs Intel i5 2500k/gtx 560 ForumIntel core i5 2400 or Amd phenom 2 x4 965 ForumWhich is better? core i5 3.1 or phenom ii 965 3.2 ForumAMD Phenom 965 Black or i5 2500k for dual 6870's? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !