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August 14, 2011 3:32:56 AM

Hello Everyone! today, i have a topic that mill surely spark a little argument.
I've been finishing my plan for my new gaming PC. I have everything chosen, except for the CPU. I definitely want the best performance for the money, ideally under $200 quad-core. so, which is better, a Intel 2nd gen core i5 or a phenom II x4? or, is the athlon 2 x4 645 (3.1 ghz quad core) good as well?

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August 14, 2011 4:15:58 AM

Core i5 is better for game
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August 14, 2011 4:22:19 AM

^ +1 If you can afford it, intel is better in terms of CPUs. Price to performance ratio is where it can get tricky and amd can trade blows with intel simply due to their cheaper prices. However, 2nd gen i5 outdoes all of the athlon, and most of the phenom series released to date especially with the turbo boost technology. :) 
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August 14, 2011 4:29:56 AM

The i5-2500K Is The Fastest Gaming CPU Right Now In The Market! So Well, You Know The Answer! :D 
Edit: The Fastest Gaming CPU For That Money.. :-)
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August 14, 2011 5:40:56 AM

Actually the i7-2600K is the fastest Gaming CPU on the market at the moment, though the small difference over the 2500k is really worth the price difference :D .

For the money, the 2500k is best.
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August 14, 2011 7:16:00 AM

I would say the 2500k is a early candidate to processor of this decade. While we can only really see down the line just how potent it is in relation to tech at that point, I really can't see processing power going further much more, I see Intel and AMD alike focusing more now on a balance between IGP and Processing power. By producing a potent IGP, down the line the need for a dedicated card will become obsolete, when that happens PSU's will be toned down and Motherboards will be minute without the need of PCI-e ports.
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August 14, 2011 11:16:55 AM

sarinaide said:
I would say the 2500k is a early candidate to processor of this decade. While we can only really see down the line just how potent it is in relation to tech at that point, I really can't see processing power going further much more, I see Intel and AMD alike focusing more now on a balance between IGP and Processing power. By producing a potent IGP, down the line the need for a dedicated card will become obsolete, when that happens PSU's will be toned down and Motherboards will be minute without the need of PCI-e ports.


If money is not a problem, definitely the core i5 2500,

otherwise the Phenom II x4 965 :) 
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August 14, 2011 2:24:58 PM

It's all depend budget OP
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August 14, 2011 3:25:08 PM

Ok, so an intel cpu is obvious (besides, i found a intel motherboard that supports both crossfire and sli:) ) should it be a current sandy bridge or should i wait , get a pentium dual core for lga 1155, and wait for ivy bridge so i can get a better core i5?
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August 14, 2011 5:15:23 PM

megamanx00 said:
Actually the i7-2600K is the fastest Gaming CPU on the market at the moment, though the small difference over the 2500k is really worth the price difference :D .

For the money, the 2500k is best.

Yeah, I recently upgraded my pc from a 2.6ghz phenom quad core to the i5-2500k. Its an amazing processor for the price, especially for gaming :) 
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August 14, 2011 5:44:30 PM

Well the 2500/2600k are purely high end processors, if you want to go that route then you cannot be budget on anything else, the 2500k runs supreme on nothing less than a GTX 570 or AMD equivalent, all in all that means you need a bigger PSU, Bigger Case, Cooler and plenty RAM, that all adds up to 500+ dollars of additional expenditure.

I really am upset that AMD haven't got the APU to acceptable performance levels, that processor has the potential to turn the tide, but nobody is going to spend money on a quad core that performs less efficiently than a i3.
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August 16, 2011 1:48:18 AM

Best answer selected by TheinsanegamerN.
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August 16, 2011 1:48:59 AM

thanks for all the feedback:) 
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August 16, 2011 2:26:46 PM

This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey
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