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June 5, 2010 9:44:21 AM

Hey guys i am plannig to build a new budget gaming rig but i have a question AMD or Intel (for gaming only) ? As i am a big fan of Intel i wanted to go for Intel again but i am quite confused which is more future proof as i'll be using my rig for gaming only.I was going to buy i5 750 with a 1156 socket but it lacks triple channel and Multi GPU functionality (SLI or Crossfire with x16||x16) that again stops me of having the Intel's best socket.
Intel has introduced 1156 to actually eliminate its 775 socket as with a price of a Q9400 you can have a i5 750.So i am not sure if i go for 1156, Intel might introduce another socket to replace this one.Whereas AMD continues to use the same AM3 socket for the latest 6 core processors.I am using a XFX GTX 275 896 and a usually game at 1920x1080 so not much concerned about a GPU but for a CPU i am, as i have a intel Dual core with DDR 4GB that makes me outdated so i really need to upgrade my PC so as to play the upcoming titles, Because this 90nm piece on my 775 bottlenecks my XFX baby...!!!Help.....!!!

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June 5, 2010 9:59:58 AM

What resolution are you playing at and are you planning to overclock? If you are playing at high resolutions an athlon x 3 or an i3 shouldn't bottleneck the GTX 275 at lower resolutions the i5 or Phenom 965 would be better the p55 chipset can run 2 cards at 8X which should be OK if you got another GTX 275. The AM3 chipset will almost definately have a longer life than the 1156 though but I don't think any AM3s can run SLi only crossfire. The AM3 platfrom is much better value though.
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June 5, 2010 10:56:29 AM

I play at 1920x1080 and not interested in Overclocking nor doing an SLI or Crossfire, that can be an add on feature but thats not important as for that I need a 1336 socket and then it will not be a budget gaming rig...lol !!!
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June 5, 2010 11:43:10 AM

BUY A LOW COST AMD BLACK EG(AMD Black Edition - AMD Athlon X2 2.7 GHz Processor)GET THE HANG OF OVERCLOCKING THEN GET A 955BLACK.
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