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July 25, 2011 11:20:01 AM

Hi guys,

I'm planning to configure my new system, Bit confused between the Intel i3,i5 vs AMD's latest Phenom II, I need this for running my Database softwares for practice and also looking at the gaming aspect, Cos m a gamer,

I'm also looking at the cost aspect, Could you please let me know what should i prefer btw i3, i5 n Phenom II, most of friends are saying to go for i3, i would really appreciate if you guys could help me out on this.

Thanks,
Vishal
App Engineer-Autonomy Inc

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July 25, 2011 11:33:33 AM

If money is no problem then the i5 2500k if you're going to overclock or just the regular one without the k.
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July 25, 2011 2:15:03 PM

i3-2100 is a good buy if u are short on money! You cant get much overclock on it though(~7%) But Still It Performs Better/Equal To Core2Quad's!
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July 25, 2011 3:49:10 PM

i5 2500k is way to out of my budget, how is the performance of i3 at its price when compared to i5, i think i3 fits in my budget..
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July 25, 2011 3:56:34 PM

Thinkin of go in for i3, 1x4GB DDR Corsair, 1TB HDD, pretty unware of clocking and how to adjust it, please throw some light, thanks much guys
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July 25, 2011 4:06:39 PM

i3 2100 vs i5 2400.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/289?vs=363
Then the i3 2100 it is.

I think the one ram stick will hurt some performance and I think you need a p67 or z68 mobo to try even to overclock it. You`ll maybe get like 120Mhz out of it. Not worth to overclock
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July 25, 2011 4:29:00 PM

With the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors while you can put memory in odd numbers you will get better performance if you can put it in a matching sticks. As for the processor the Intel Core i3-2100 is a very nice processor for those on a budget. The best part of going with this processor is that it will allow you to upgrade in the future other processors within this family.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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July 26, 2011 11:46:52 AM

Thanks youngster and Chris, i have finalized on i3 and now want to know whether i need to go the typical intel motherboard, Please suggest me a best mother board for i3 and also will the single1x4GB hurt or should i go in for 2 ram sticks instead,

thanks so much again guys
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July 28, 2011 6:31:07 PM

If you are planning to upgrade to an i5-2500K or something greater in the future then get the Asus p8p67 Pro! (Great For Overclocking)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If You Dont Have The Budget, And Don't Care About OC'ing Get The Asus P8P67-M

Or GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Motherboards Above Dont Have Onboard Video(P67 Chipsets Dont Have Onboard VId.)
As You Are A Gamer You Should Get A GPU For Sure! Atleast A 6750(5750)/6770(5770) Ati Or Nvidia GTS 250/450

Now If you want onboard video, And Lesser Cost,
BIOSTAR TH67+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Well, Using 2x 2GB Sticks are better if you hav 4 DIMM SLots, because you can increase the RAM on the other Slots! But If You Have Only 2 DIMM Slots, Then Getting 2 x 2 GB Isn;t Gud If You Have PLans To Increase The RAM In Future! (I Mean If You Had 1 x 4GB, Den You Could Add Another 4Gb And Make It 8GB)
Although 4GB Is Plenty And Morethan enough for most games today... 8 Gb is an overkill actually!

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July 29, 2011 11:40:41 AM

Thanks so much for the update, i got my answer regarding the RAM, on the Motherboards i will decide between the ASUS pro or M or GiGabyte soon, Gigabyte looks good and in my budget
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July 29, 2011 11:44:05 AM

vishalc08 said:
Thanks youngster and Chris, i have finalized on i3 and now want to know whether i need to go the typical intel motherboard, Please suggest me a best mother board for i3 and also will the single1x4GB hurt or should i go in for 2 ram sticks instead,

thanks so much again guys

Who is youngster?
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July 29, 2011 12:29:36 PM

ghnader hsmithot said:
Who is youngster?



No offence Bro the nick name of verve was showing up as youngster
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August 7, 2011 2:39:47 AM

Best answer selected by vishalc08.
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