*This is my first post ever, and would like to apologize in advance if I'm in the wrong section or poorly described.*
That said I would really appreciate all the help I can get. Ive been researching for days and came up with two similar "budget builds". They basically boil down to Nvidia vs Amd, but I'm looking for gaming performance differences. Both builds will have the same ddr3 8gbs of ram, 1tb hdd, and dvd burner all from my current system. And both builds are in the same price range, $8xx~. Same power supply and case will also be used.
Those 2 builds look pretty equal but presumably the Intel one is cheaper so i'd go for that. (You should look into the Intel Core i5 2400 or 2500k though.)
Thanks for the reply, and mentioning the 2500k. It looks to be a much better option and only $10 more. Do you know how it compares to the Phenom 1090t? I know 6 cores are't exactly used for gaming (yet)
Taking all of your much welcomed advise into account, I've revised my build. Will be starting it next wednesday (june,29th) if everything seems sound. This is my first pc build so all of your input is again, much appreciated. I'm pretty happy with this one, let me know what u think:
•Msi P67a-GD65 Mobo (it's x16/x8 but switches to x8/x8 in sli)
•2 Evga GTX 460 SE video cards in SLI (was debating between xfire 6850's, but figured nvidia+intel is better mix. plus physX)
•Nzxt M59 mid tower case
•Apevia Warlock 750w Psu
•Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus cpu cooler
•8gb ddr3 ram, 1tb hdd, and dvd burner
Any and all advice/edits are welcome, like I said, I wont be starting this for a week or so.
so i should crossfire 2 6850's instead? I was looking at the HIS version, I really want to keep the dual card setup. I may be wrong, but I always thought Nvidia cards were better for intel. Is there really no difference?
EDIT: Thinking the gigabyte 6850 is a better option than the HIS