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July 16, 2010 8:51:41 AM

Hi. I have a question about a CPU/GPU configuration :

- Intel i5 750 & nvidia 465 GTX
- AMD Phenom X6 1055T & ATI Radeon 5850

What should i buy ? I need this for both programs and games. The 5850 > 465 GTX and the 1055T has 2 more cores than the i5 but ... what to choose and why ?

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July 16, 2010 9:10:12 AM

i5 750+ ati 5850 FTW (you wont regret it)
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July 16, 2010 9:24:01 AM

Even better is an i5 750 with a GTX 460 1GB. The new 460 is faster in most games than the 465, costs less and overclocks to equal the HD 5850 all for ~$220.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-460-gf1...

http://www.anandtech.com/show/3810/nvidias-geforce-gtx-...

The i5 750 beats the 1055T in just about every benchmark. Only a very few things can even make use of 6 cores. Check out
tis article. Keep in mind it compares an overclocked 1090T to stock Intel processors. i5 750 will go past 4ghz very easily with good cooling. There is a reason Tom's keeps picking the i5 750 as the best gaming CPU at the $200 price point.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclocking-phenom...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gaming-cpu-cor...
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July 16, 2010 10:57:22 AM

But an i5 750 with the 5850 ? I don't do overclocking :(  . I didn't know that 460 > 465 ... thanks for sharing :D  .
July 16, 2010 2:28:52 PM

i7-860 + 2 HD4850s in x-fire FTW.
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July 16, 2010 4:07:42 PM

Quote:
I don't do overclocking


You should learn. It is very easy and no matter if you go with Intel or AMD you will get MUCH more value out of your money by overclocking. There are several guides right here in these forums that offer basically step by step guidance. Graphics card overclocking is even easier.
July 16, 2010 10:54:41 PM

Thank u for your answers anort3.
July 16, 2010 10:58:07 PM

If you go intel try to buy a really cheap mobo as it likely wont last long anyways.
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July 17, 2010 2:42:56 AM

bpladirector said:
If you go intel try to buy a really cheap mobo as it likely wont last long anyways.



Alrighty then. That might be the dumbest thing I have seen on these forums in quite a while. Links? Proof? I have some pretty old Intel motherboards that work great.
July 17, 2010 8:59:54 AM

bpladirector said:
If you go intel try to buy a really cheap mobo as it likely wont last long anyways.


ok.. first of all. thats the dumbest and stupidest coment a have read in this forum. 2nd. a good mobo like msi or giga wont hurt much to the money. and the asus. some have quality for money.
July 17, 2010 6:27:39 PM

I didn't say the quality is bad. I admitIi should have mentioned that intel changes their sockets more often than amd and this is what I meant by "won't last long". I don't mean to suggest there is a quality problem with respect to running the same cpu for a given amount of time.

If the intel board is going to go "obsolete" faster than an amd board than I see no reaon to pay a huge premium on a fancy board that will have an artifically set shelf life with respect to an upgrade path.

I thought most ppl here knew that Intel changes their socket fairly often. I wouldn't say you are dumb, perhaps ignorant of the obvious.
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July 17, 2010 8:53:21 PM

bpladirector said:
I didn't say the quality is bad. I admitIi should have mentioned that intel changes their sockets more often than amd and this is what I meant by "won't last long". I don't mean to suggest there is a quality problem with respect to running the same cpu for a given amount of time.

If the intel board is going to go "obsolete" faster than an amd board than I see no reaon to pay a huge premium on a fancy board that will have an artifically set shelf life with respect to an upgrade path.

I thought most ppl here knew that Intel changes their socket fairly often. I wouldn't say you are dumb, perhaps ignorant of the obvious.



This is such a misconception. Lets be honest here 4 year old Core2 is still faster clock for clock ( notice I did not mention cost/value ) than anything AMD even makes. Who the hell buys a motherboard and expects to make a big upgrade just buying a new CPU in several years anyway? By then RAM , PCI-E, SATA and USB standards are all obsolete anyway. I am no fan boy either way.......AMD is great for budget systems.
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