Rebuilding my mobo. Have three opts

First Option

AMD
MSI 890FXA-GD70 890fx motherboard 199.99
g.skill 4 gb ddr3 1600 ram 49.99
amd Phenom II x6 1090T Black 199.99

Total 449.99

AMD
Phenom II x2 555 black 3.2GHz 89.99
G.Skill 4 GB DDR3 1600 ram 49.99
ASUS M4A88T-v evo/usb 3.0 109.99

Total 249.99

Intel
Intel i5 - 760 2.8 1156 209.99
ASUS Maximus III Gene p55 159.99
G.SKill Ram 4gb ddr3 1600 49.99

Total 419.99


I didn't included video card, power supply, hard drives ect cause am gonna use my old hardware for now. Just need a suggestion on these. I'm thinking the best is the Intel but I'm really only gonna be using this computer for gaming, and burning movies once in awhile. I'm not a hard core gamer but when I do play I want things to be mind blowing without costing a bunch. Is the cheaper priced option gonna really make me happy with a really good video cards?/ I have a 8800GTS 320mb video card n want to eventually use for the phys x n then put some monster with it.
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  1. Do one for the new 1155 socket as well. Use the i-5 2500K for the CPU and a P67 motherboard. GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3-B3 for instance. But for gaming the video card matters much more so a Phenom II X4 + a $300 video card is faster than any Intel + a $200 video card. The X6 is not for gaming.
  2. Here's a further point: NVidia doesn't play well with AMD.
  3. mosox said:
    Do one for the new 1155 socket as well. Use the i-5 2500K for the CPU and a P67 motherboard. GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3-B3 for instance. But for gaming the video card matters much more so a Phenom II X4 + a $300 video card is faster than any Intel + a $200 video card. The X6 is not for gaming.


    I'm not building all three!

    I wanna pick which one "or best suggestion" that fits my needs.

    Oh so the i5 core line up has changed?? 1155 is that the south bridge socket??

    Any option i go with will have a 3-450 dollor video car. But what is this about nVidia?? Their going out!!! I heard their still on top n the others are just now getting up to speed
  4. ScrewySqrl said:
    Here's a further point: NVidia doesn't play well with AMD.


    Sorry misunderstood your post.

    My computer ran great with NVidia. I've heard that some boards don't run with with amd - NVidia but its like a hit or miss
  5. ASUS P8P67-M PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

    This board is on'y 139.99 like twenty more then the board suggested above but I can't find it in stock.

    Did they pull a bunch of 1155 board due to a recall or something??
  6. yes, 1155 boards were recalled on Jan 30, and are only just now tricking back into service.

    many are sold out right now, but this gigabye is in stock:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128476
    Its $139.99, and its really good for just One PCIe graphics card (the slots are 16x/4x)
  7. hmmm I'm not sure if I want to go the south bridge way. They have already had a recall, and just not trickling out new boards n I'm a big asus/msi fan. I don't have to buy right now, would it be smart to wait for the 1155 board to come out n make sure they won't have issues or should I go like amd route n go crossfire route. which is smarter? I have no problem spending up to 500 on a cpu/mobo/ram cause I already have everything else to "get by" n then I can spend like 450-500 on a video card / power supplie hense mine is only a 450w
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