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January 21, 2011 10:55:02 PM

Im quiet confused with my build right now, should i go with and intel or AMD CPU's, i'll be gaming (crysis, Deus ex3, metro ect)

Dont really want to overclock

i was looking at
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPa...
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
For intel build, with a 6950, and cross fire 6950 in the future

or this for AMD
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Which would be better?

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January 22, 2011 1:36:00 AM

I5 2500K on a p67 board would be it for gaming at the moment. Only reason to go with AMD would be because of lower budget.
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January 22, 2011 1:36:08 AM

2500k ftw
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January 22, 2011 2:38:33 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Motherboard some time this week, CPU i dont know


Budget Range: about 500 Australian dollars, cheaper if possible


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (crysis, deus ex 3, metro2033 are most demanding) internet surfing, video editing


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://www.pccasegear.com


Country of Origin: Australia


Parts Preferences: Which ever is better performence and price whise


Overclocking: Maybe in the future (2-4years


SLI or Crossfire: in 2-4 years


Monitor Resolution:1920x1080


Additional Comments: Other parts of build
Case-Lian lia lancool K62 Bought
Hardrive- Western digital cavair black 1tb Bought
GPU- AMD Radeon 6950
PSU- XFX850W
RAM-Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
Monitor- I dont know probly between 22'-24'


So this good? If im only going to get a boost of 5frames i don't really want to spend an extra 50$
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January 22, 2011 2:42:42 AM

intel for sure i5-2500k
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January 22, 2011 3:09:06 AM

Why 2500k? Its alot more expensive and has no visible improvments except for the bettter GPU in it, which is useless to me.
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January 22, 2011 3:20:56 AM

well 2500k if you want to OC otherwise you can pay $15 less for the 2500 which is the same thing just you cant OC. I personally am getting the 2500 as I dont OC but most people on these forums seem to like that option.
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January 22, 2011 3:24:40 AM

I think AMD is unbeatable value at the moment.
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January 22, 2011 3:30:26 AM

actually everyone is saying that sandy bridge destroys any AMD processor regardless of the extra cost.
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January 22, 2011 3:43:37 AM

Sandy Bridge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Buying an AMD is the worst choice you can make right now, you will regret it go for an 1155 build
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January 22, 2011 4:50:37 AM

gretch247 said:
actually everyone is saying that sandy bridge destroys any AMD processor regardless of the extra cost.

Intel does destroy AMD...it has since the first release of the C2D. People get what they can afford. If someone can't afford one of these new SB builds, then they get an AMD build. Nothing wrong with that. Not everyone has a Ferrari in their garage.
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January 22, 2011 11:31:02 AM
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January 22, 2011 12:22:36 PM


Hmm ok, im going with te 2500k Because of performence. Heres my build now. One question, as games progress, will i see a hit in performence at 8x mode in Crossfire (i wont be doing it for 2-4years)

Case- Lian Li Lancool Dark Armor PC-K62 http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... BOUGHT

DVDrive- Lite-On IHAS524 24x DVDRW Super AllWrite http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... BOUGHT

Hardrive- Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB WD1002FAEX. http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... BOUGHT

Motherboards- I'm unsure, which will performce/good for money? Im leaning towards the gigabyte for the price and looks.

ASUS P8P67 PRO Motherboard. http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4 Motherboard. http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

CPU- Intel I5 2500k. http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

RAM- Unsure, but these look good for the price. G.Skill Ripjaws XL F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL (2x4GB) DDR3 http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

GPU- XFX Radeon HD6950 2GB. http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

And finaly, the power supply. XFX 850W Black Edition http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

So is this all good, and will game with what i have in mind ok? So games like crysis series, Metro2033, Civ, Call of duty, Borderlands Battlefield bad company 2 are some of the more demanding games i play, lol i do play old games like fallout 1 still though XD.
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January 22, 2011 12:41:43 PM

rolli59 said:
Build looks good to me.
The CF 8x 8x hit has been tested with HD5870 and there is very little loss about 2% http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_5870_PCI-Expr...
On the motherboard you might want to read this to help your decision http://www.anandtech.com/show/4130/the-battle-of-the-p6...

Tough choices. I wont be over clocking for at lease 2 years, reason being is i dont like too, and i will do it to get some extra frames. So BIOS issues mite be fixed by then. Mite wait for a second opinion on someone before i become dead set on the ASUS. Though i have heard good things of ASUS, but the same goes for Gigabyte :??: 
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January 23, 2011 9:40:01 AM

Ive gone over my parts, and i've decided to ditch the 6950, and decided to go with the GTX570.LoL, so any help would be appericated on the replacement.
Whats a good brand, in a order please.
Inno3d
Gigabyte
Gainward
Galaxy

Currently only the Inno3D and Gigabyte models are in stock
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January 23, 2011 11:15:44 AM

I have heard good things about gigabyte and gainward and know inno3d has been around for years, not so sure about galaxy.
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January 24, 2011 5:04:47 AM


So i've got my parts! Yay. I shall post if i need any more help. :bounce: 
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January 24, 2011 5:05:18 AM

Best answer selected by lavitz1125.
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January 24, 2011 12:45:07 PM

gretch247 said:
actually everyone is saying that sandy bridge destroys any AMD processor regardless of the extra cost.


My work is done here... I just helped save a noob from going AMD during Intel's golden age.
At least I hope I did...
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January 24, 2011 1:12:05 PM

Yeah I almost went budget with AMD a few days ago but thought better of it and went Intel - the AMD 955 was outperformed by the old i5 (though not notably in games) the Sandy Bridge is even better. Also, I play MMOs which tend to be CPU intensive so Intel was a have to choice
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January 24, 2011 9:12:50 PM

Yeah thank you all guys, AMD is a good brand, but sadly doesn't keep up with me. Thank you all again for being a great help. I shall post again if I need more help
EDIT: Would it be safe if i put these compnents in my case? I know it sounds dumb, but what i mean, is i wont be getting all the parts (CPU, RAM ect) for awhile (couple months) nothing would happen to the parts if i opened them?
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