Questions about processors and psu

I was wondering which processor is better for gaming a quad core or six core.
I have seen people on forums saying that quad core is better for gaming? is this true?

Also I was for PSU's, if a motherboard has only mATX, but the psu requires ATX, will these two still be compatible with each other?
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  1. http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/305924-13-questions-processors#t2273831
    There is no need for 2 posts of the same enquiry.

    omnisome said:
    It depends on what you plan on using your computer for, and if you do buy six-cores then be sure to select AMD over the i7-980X.
    If you're gaming then there isn't a significant difference between the two according to some benchmarks and reviews, so if that is your case then get four-cores.


    And yes, a mATX motherboard is fully compatible with a standard-ATX power supply.
  2. A quad core is good for gaming. A six core is more for encoding media and different applications like that. It really depends of the cpu, if your going for gaming I would suggest an intel I7. I know alot of people who use amd for budget builds, I have built alot of amd systems and they have all performed well. What is your budget for you build?
  3. Don't get i7 for gaming as the i5-2500K will give you a better performance for the price (unless money is no obstacle).
  4. The I5 2500k isn't out right now!
  5. residentdean said:
    The I5 2500k isn't out right now!


    Yes, it is.
  6. And were is he going to find a motherboard? You are right though the i5 2500k would be worth the wait. I overclocked one on recent build @ 4.8 stable. It is a beast of a cpu. Hopefully they stabilize the issues on the sata ports. If he is going to build a new system now, I think that he should use the 1366 board because they are proven.
  7. residentdean said:
    And were is he going to find a motherboard? You are right though the i5 2500k would be worth the wait. I overclocked one on recent build @ 4.8 stable. It is a beast of a cpu. Hopefully they stabilize the issues on the sata ports. If he is going to build a new system now, I think that he should use the 1366 board because they are proven.


    Yes, but it's not much of a wait now as the first fixed boards are being released later this week and full retail in April.
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