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AMD Phenom II X4 965 or i5-2400

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August 18, 2011 4:07:45 PM

im getting a new pc mainly for hardcore gaming so im confused about those 2 processors so should i get
intel Core i5-2400 3.1 GHz with Asus P8H67-M LE motherboard
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 with ASUS M5A97 Socket AM3+ motherboard
and here is the rest of the build (was built for core i5-2400) if anything is incompatible with the amd mobo and processor
Case:NZXT Hades dusnt matter anyway
GPU:Galaxy GTX 560 GC
RAM:2x(4 GB kingston 1333MHz V1.5)
HDD:500 GB WesterDigital Caviar Blue SATA 6 GB/s 16 MB cache
PSU:Antec Basiq 550w
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i dont care bout price i can get both
dont think about i5-2500k its out of range of my budget
if there is another amd processor better than this 1 for gaming tell me cos this 1 is really cheap
if u r not sure about ur answer write that with the post
Edit:i can get this processor as well AMD Phenom™ II X4 970 3.5GHz 8MB cache

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August 18, 2011 5:04:15 PM
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The i5 2400 is better for gaming than any CPU AMD sell.
August 18, 2011 5:14:55 PM

i5 is better all the way around for now. Unless bulldozer is a huge leap ahead for amd. Since BD comes out in September, you should probably wait and see what happens. You are almost guaranteed a price drop on the Intel stuff next month if Bulldozer is remotely competative.
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August 18, 2011 5:15:50 PM

simon12 said:
The i5 2400 is better for gaming than any CPU AMD sell.

yea i just checked some reviews and its way better thnx for response
August 18, 2011 5:16:19 PM

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August 19, 2011 10:14:06 PM

The AMD Phenom II X4 965 with ASUS M5A97 Socket AM3+ motherboard.

The PhII 965BE is on eBlast for $115 -- most likely the difference in price between the CPU/mobo combos would bump you to GTX 570, maybe even HD6970, territory.

If you stick with the Intel build you really need to do better than an H67 mobo ...

August 19, 2011 10:29:24 PM

Wisecracker said:
The AMD Phenom II X4 965 with ASUS M5A97 Socket AM3+ motherboard.

The PhII 965BE is on eBlast for $115 -- most likely the difference in price between the CPU/mobo combos would bump you to GTX 570, maybe even HD6970, territory.

If you stick with the Intel build you really need to do better than an H67 mobo ...

actually that will only get me a gtx 560 ti or a 6950 2 GB and that mobo is the best my money could get
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August 19, 2011 11:01:04 PM

for an intel build with a dedicated craphics card, you really want a P67 or Z68 motherboard.
August 20, 2011 12:15:36 AM

iam2thecrowe said:
for an intel build with a dedicated craphics card, you really want a P67 or Z68 motherboard.

i dont think i can get a p67 or z68 btu why should i get em anyway
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August 20, 2011 8:18:05 AM

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