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April 10, 2011 7:10:32 PM

Hello, I am getting away from Xbox 360 and converting to PC. My budget is 1200.
I am stuck in between Intel's i7 and AMD's X6. I want to play crysis and GTA 4, both with mods. I also can't decide on a graphics card. NVIDIA or AMD? What model?
Please help me with recommendations and advice.
Thanks

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April 10, 2011 7:27:09 PM

Eagles1511 said:
Hello, I am getting away from Xbox 360 and converting to PC. My budget is 1200.
I am stuck in between Intel's i7 and AMD's X6. I want to play crysis and GTA 4, both with mods. I also can't decide on a graphics card. NVIDIA or AMD? What model?
Please help me with recommendations and advice.
Thanks


Core i5 2500K
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3
Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600MHz
EVGA GTX570
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W
CM 690 II Advanced
LiteOn 22x

Total: +/- 1150$
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April 10, 2011 8:28:18 PM

Eagles1511 said:
wouldnt a i7 be better for the gta game because i have heard that gta needs a strong cpu or correct me if i am wrong


GTA IV runs perfectly fine on almost any quad core CPU. The game is a hardcore console port and they didn't optimize it at all for the PC.

And the i7 2600K would only make a difference in programs that require more threads, cause the 2600K has Hyperthreading, and has +2MB L3 cache. But in general the difference between the i5 2500K and i7 2600K is 5%, in games ~2% (or there is not a difference at all sometimes in games)
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April 10, 2011 10:41:47 PM

unknown_13 said:
GTA IV runs perfectly fine on almost any quad core CPU. The game is a hardcore console port and they didn't optimize it at all for the PC.

And the i7 2600K would only make a difference in programs that require more threads, cause the 2600K has Hyperthreading, and has +2MB L3 cache. But in general the difference between the i5 2500K and i7 2600K is 5%, in games ~2% (or there is not a difference at all sometimes in games)

wow...thanks for the info. i wouldve spent way too much money
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