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Computer newbie - Building a new PC

Last response: in CPUs
June 10, 2011 3:01:20 AM


Not a complete techie, but have done my research. I'm looking to have a computer built for gaming purposes (mostly) and nothing else. I want to be able to play most FPS, RPG games; and for it to last for the next 5 years, so potentially for 3D gaming too.

It's a toss between:
- AMD Phenom II x4 955
- AMD Phenom II x6 1100T
- Intel Core i5 2500/2500k
- Intel Core i7 2600/2600k

- nVidia GTX440 or above
- ATI HD6870 or below

What would you recommend for something that is not too high-end, but I will need something that will be quite sustainable for the next 5 years, and upgradable if required. Or should I wait.

I'm looking to purchase either this month or latest in end of July.

a c 138 à CPUs
June 10, 2011 3:44:07 AM

Intel Core i7 2600/2600k is the beast
a b à CPUs
June 10, 2011 4:46:45 AM

i5 2500K is the best choice for games. Nothing beats it. Games will not benefit from the hyperthreading of the 2600K