I`ve been in the process of saving money for a new gaming PC. i was searching processors and i came across an issue. what would be better for gaming? an six core AMD Phenom or an i5 processor? also i was wondering what would be better, putting a crossfire of two ATI radeon 5670 chips in or just putting one ATI Radeon 5830 in. and my last question is what would be fast and more efficitient a single Terrabyte hard disk internal hard drive or a 30 gig solid state hardrive? please answer on your own convience and thank you for taking the time to read this
well, the i5 will be faster for gaming on the vast majority of occasions, but the 6 core has some pluses too. the 5830 is a waste now, get the 460. the 30 gig will be big enough for just windows 7, but you would also need a storage drive. ssds dont benefit games much (most games).
wow thanks for the feedback guys. i really appreciate it. so to recap, i would want to go with an i5 processor, a gtx 460 nvidia graphics card and the TB internal. right? anything else i should throw in there, im not going for top notch, but i`d like to get close without ripping a hole in my pocket.
i disagree, but personally, id get a 955 mainly due to future proofing, better motherboards, and he is partially right in the fact that few games wont be pretty maxed by a 460 (most should), but even fewer would get 60+ with a better cpu.