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January 5, 2011 6:30:51 PM

i live in india and i am planning to upgrade my PC i thought a lot about it so here are my options tell me which one is good for gaming

option 1
corsairVX 450 PSU
MSI 890GXM-G65
amd phenom iix6 1055T
HD 6850 or GTX 460 1GB

option2
corsair VX 450
i5 760
Gigabyte GA-H55M-D2H
GTX 460 1GB

i dont want to buy a a sandy bridge coz they are not OCable much and the one i can buy is i5 2300

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January 5, 2011 7:00:30 PM

Well the i5-760 will OC way more than the 1055T. however, if you are only going to use a 450W PSU, I would get the 6850. It uses less power than the 460. Sandy Bridge hasn't officially launched. You might be able to get the i5-2500k in a couple of weeks. Also, do you ever plan on using SLI or Crossfire?
January 5, 2011 7:04:45 PM

nope i dont plan on going SLI or crossfire anytime soon and i5 2500k is out of my budget and i want my PC up and running before jan12th so cant wait much longer.
with intel i5 760 i cant buy a good mobo which is good at ocing but with 1055t i can get MSI 890GXM-G65 which is pretty good :)  VX 450 is a very good PSU shud power up a GTX 460 i m kinda like nvidia
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January 5, 2011 7:10:23 PM

i5 760 is better for gaming, but that mother board isnt. It wont SLI.
January 5, 2011 7:13:19 PM

If you might do SLI later, be aware that the 890 mobo doesn't support it. that is an AMD chipset and as such, only supports crossfire. I agree that the 450 is a good power supply but between a six core AMD power hog, the 460 and overclocking, I think you might be asking a bit much but it will probably support it. It just doesn't leave much room for other components/a second card down the road.

If gaming is your main concern, grab the i5. It will perform better than the 1055. If you do other multi-threaded tasks like video encoding, then I would grab the Phenom.
January 5, 2011 7:22:34 PM

ok i understand that and i dont plan on putting any sound card :) 
but if i buy i5 760 that is 1156 socket i not future proof but if i buy amd then i might even support the upcoming bulldozer series ?? idk for sure if bulldozer are AM3
January 5, 2011 7:29:42 PM

Unfortunately, Bulldozer will not drop into an AM3 chipset. AM3 is maxed out already and only has 6 more months to live :( 
January 5, 2011 7:30:29 PM

Just my two cents here...

The P2X6 is too much for gaming. No game on the market makes full use of Quad Core CPU's, let alone Hexa Core. You could save yourself some money by not going with that CPU. If your mind is set on the 890, get yourself a PII X4 955, as this will be more than enough for gaming and multitasking.

To paint a better picture, I'm rocking a 790 chipset mobo with a P2X4 945 and I OC to 3.9 GHz, stable. I have a GTS 250 as my GPU and I'm having to trouble maxing out settings in the games I play. To be fair though, SC2 and WoW aren't very demanding games.

Edit: By the way, the OC had zero effect for my gaming, in terms of performance. My limitation is my old monitor and sub-par GPU. So, if you're interested in gaming, focus on GPU and make sure your monitor can handle the high resolutions.

January 6, 2011 2:03:09 AM

T_T said:
Just my two cents here...

The P2X6 is too much for gaming. No game on the market makes full use of Quad Core CPU's, let alone Hexa Core. You could save yourself some money by not going with that CPU. If your mind is set on the 890, get yourself a PII X4 955, as this will be more than enough for gaming and multitasking.

To paint a better picture, I'm rocking a 790 chipset mobo with a P2X4 945 and I OC to 3.9 GHz, stable. I have a GTS 250 as my GPU and I'm having to trouble maxing out settings in the games I play. To be fair though, SC2 and WoW aren't very demanding games.

Edit: By the way, the OC had zero effect for my gaming, in terms of performance. My limitation is my old monitor and sub-par GPU. So, if you're interested in gaming, focus on GPU and make sure your monitor can handle the high resolutions.



so u mean that phenom 2 955 can outperform 1055t in gaming?? if thats the case then i can get 955 black edition with 33 months warranty from a friend who is selling it.
January 6, 2011 11:51:50 AM

frequently, the quad core will outframe the hexcore at same clock, due to small amount of system overhead for supporting 6 cores, unless also running a game, protein folding, and 4-5 apps at one time
January 6, 2011 12:01:57 PM

thx for your replies i m buying amd 1055t and MSI 890GXM-G65 combo as they are better bang for the bucks :) 
January 6, 2011 12:13:58 PM

I don't think you will be disappointed with that at all
January 6, 2011 2:27:43 PM

jedi940 said:
I don't think you will be disappointed with that at all


ya i really happy coz i m upgrading from a pentium D 2.8Ghz processor and 9400gt gfx card lol its like 20x performance boost for me :D 
i just saw ur config even u hav a 6 core processor :D 
January 6, 2011 2:33:04 PM

Yep, and I love it.
January 7, 2011 7:36:55 AM

Wait a few more days (sandy bridge is said to be released on market on in 2 days from now:
http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=52209)
and get a Sandy Bridge CPU.
i5 2500 with a H67/P67 board (do not know how prices are in India,get which one is cheaper).
Gtx 460 is a better option cause you can overclock it more than 6850 and it also support physics.
(Saw that you are talking about gtx 460 with 256 bit memory interface and 1GB of video memory;if you get nvidia do not get gtx 460 se which is not that good as normal gtx 460)
If you do not have the money to get an i5 2500,than get an i5 2400 is still better for gaming than i5 760.
January 7, 2011 9:40:09 AM

i look at it this way
i think hexacore will give us advantage in near future coz lets assume we r running few apps in our future pc. our pc has win7 with some slow ass internet security programme and utorrent or any other downloading s/w running in back ground, some more apps like windows gadgets and raptr and we are playing on steam then these apps will kinda take almost half of the 1 core of CPU so if games that will utilize 4 cores will hav a disadvantage on quad core CPUs as half of one core wud be busy with stupid apps (which will take more cpu power in future) in that case we wud hav advantage as we will be having 6 cores 1 core can take care of all background apps and other 4 for gaming :D  and we all know that in future apps will require more CPU power and even windows 8 idk when will it release but it wud be great to hav 6 cores ;) 
January 7, 2011 9:44:14 AM

by future pc i meant the one i will make this week lol i was writhing this msg to my freind i just copied pasted it here coz i didn't wanna write the whole thing again :) 
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