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June 10, 2010 12:09:39 PM

Greetings!

Would like to know if its ok to pair up X6 1055T + 5850. Also, the pairing of i5 750 + 5850. Please and thank you!

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June 10, 2010 12:41:54 PM

Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
Both CPUs will work with a 5850 in games
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June 10, 2010 12:55:53 PM

Thanks for the quick response!

And thank you for the warm welcome. Long time lurker, first time poster ^_^

gonna build a new rig in a week.. still having troubles if i should go for the X6 or i5 (almost the same price here). My last pc was around 5-6 years already, gonna be a huge jump, but after that, i don't think ill be upgrading anytime soon again. So, X6 would be a better choice, even though i5 is more powerful compared to x6? Thanks
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June 10, 2010 3:28:30 PM

d3CaL08 said:
Thanks for the quick response!

And thank you for the warm welcome. Long time lurker, first time poster ^_^

gonna build a new rig in a week.. still having troubles if i should go for the X6 or i5 (almost the same price here). My last pc was around 5-6 years already, gonna be a huge jump, but after that, i don't think ill be upgrading anytime soon again. So, X6 would be a better choice, even though i5 is more powerful compared to x6? Thanks

This link can help you to decide
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-phenom-ii-x6-10...
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June 10, 2010 3:34:04 PM

If the rig is gonna be used mainly for gaming then the I5 750 would be the best choice IMO. As for future proofing there is no such thing, and as far as upgrade paths go AMD is a little better with that aspect, but I wouldnt let that decide for you.
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June 10, 2010 6:29:11 PM

If you plan on using a 5850 for a while you could get away with a Phenom II x4 or i3 (especially if you're an OCer).
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June 10, 2010 10:14:31 PM

I'd agree, if you're just gaming then go Phenom II X4 on a 790FX AM3 motherboard (or 890FX if you want USB 3.0 and SATA III) - more than enough to keep your Radeon fed, and there's enough PCI-E lanes to feed a Crossfire setup 16x/16x
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June 11, 2010 9:38:48 AM

I mostly agree with these guys, the I5-750 is a great choice all around, it keeps up with the I7 line and trades blows with the Phenom II's in some tasks, but the Phenom II's are pretty good all around. I would personally stay away from the I3 line mainly due the they're being dual core processors. Even on a budget you can get the Athlon II X4's for $100 or less. The Phenom II X6 is great for multi-tasking and multi-threaded apps, but so far gaming isn't quite "threading friendly" enough to take advantage of the hexa cores.
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