So wich CPU to buy

I plan to buy new computer but I dont know wich cpu to buy
because of new amd fx sries

i want that my cpu do the max for games and my computer be fast
so i can run a lot of stuff at same time.

and the most wich cpu will run games much longer i5 2500k or fx 8150?
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  1. 2500K!!!!!
    The current FX was disappointing on release and I believe they will not have any fixes until we get FX II just like happened to Phenoms.
  2. rolli59 said:
    2500K!!!!!
    The current FX was disappointing on release and I believe they will not have any fixes until we get FX II just like happened to Phenoms.


    What do you think bout i7 2600k?? I hear that one is pretty good too...I'm building a system too
  3. For gaming I5 2500K and spend the price difference on a better GPU, for rendering and editing the I7 2600K!
  4. rolli59 said:
    For gaming I5 2500K and spend the price difference on a better GPU, for rendering and editing the I7 2600K!


    I'll be doing both, gaming and rendering, you can look at my post here:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/316274-28-best-available#t2380520

    Can you reply there, thanks!! :D
  5. how the i5 2500k can be better than the fx 8150 if it has 8 cpu and the i5 has only 4?
  6. niba10 said:
    how the i5 2500k can be better than the fx 8150 if it has 8 cpu and the i5 has only 4?


    because the cores in the FX-8150 is very weak compared to the cores in 2500k and a very very big percentage of games wont support all those 8 cores.
  7. SO THE I5 2500K IS BETTER THAN FX 8150 THATS HAT ARE YOU SAYING ?
  8. fx 8150 actually lowers performance, even in high resolution while core i5 2500k and i7 2600k help deliver high frame rates. a lot of games don't use fx 8150's hardware and bd eats up a lot of power to get to the same oc speed as core i5 and i7.
    a good combo would be an i7 + radeon 6870 + 750w 80+ psu. imo i7 will be more futureproof as more and more games make use of more cores (rage can use all 8 bd cores and core i7's hyperthreaded cores, bf3's recommended cpu is a quad core, so on).
  9. niba10 said:
    SO THE I5 2500K IS BETTER THAN FX 8150 THATS HAT ARE YOU SAYING ?

    the fx-8150 has it's perks but it still falls a little short. Granted it costs MORE than a 2500k, yes that is what we are saying
  10. niba10 said:
    SO THE I5 2500K IS BETTER THAN FX 8150 THATS HAT ARE YOU SAYING ?

    no need for all caps.
    right now, the core i5 2500k costs less, oc's easily, takes less power at load and idle, delivers high frame rates while combined with a powerful gfx card, z68 mobos cost less than 990 fx mobos - so yeah, imo the core i5 is better for gaming.
  11. it can be changed i mean if i5 is better now than fx it can change ??
  12. here are benchmarks so you can decide which is better for your needs http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/434?vs=288
  13. change how? bd is already out. there might be software patches that help bd perform better. windows 8.0 makes better use of bd's hardware and shows marginal (max 10%) improvements as seen in the unofficial tests using the pre-release beta. read the bulldozer review on tom's and you'll get an idea. by the time the new version on bulldozer comes out ( if it comes out in time) it'll have to compete with intel's new cpu - ivy bridge.
    right now the fx 8150 performs poorly in lightly threaded tasks and in gaming. it does perform well in heavily multithreaded applications, encryptions etc.
  14. so if now i will buy i5 2500k i will not be disapointed i did mistake ??
  15. you are buying the second fastest cpu under $1000, the 2600k will give you 5-10% performance increase max, spending the $100 difference on a better graphics card will give a large difference in framerates
  16. i will buy 2550k + sli of gtx560 ti it will be good computer i will not disappointed?
  17. you will not be disapointed although a 580 might be better as its fine for now and if you sli in the future sli'd 580's are beastly
  18. 2500k + sli 560 ti is awesome and i dont think you will be disappointed, you should get the 2gb versions of gtx 560 ti if you sli.
  19. Derbixrace said:
    2500k + sli 560 ti is awesome and i dont think you will be disappointed, you should get the 2gb versions of gtx 560 ti if you sli.

    same
  20. sli of 580 is to much money for me sry ..
  21. buy one now and when it starts to struggle in a year or two buy another
  22. why to buy gtx560 ti 2gb and not 1gb ??? what diffrence?
  23. niba10 said:
    why to buy gtx560 ti 2gb and not 1gb ??? what diffrence?


    because when you SLi you double the graphics processing power but you are not doubling the VRAM, so if you SLi GTX 560 TI 1gb it will still only have 1gb of VRAM but double the processing power and 1gb of memory might be a bottleneck for that much processiong power in some situations, especially when using lots of AA.

    also having more VRAM is more futureproof.
  24. so i will get ati 6950 2GB sli its good sli ??
  25. Crossfire = AMD (ATI)! SLI = Nvidia!
  26. xD sry i mean cf
  27. cf 6950 is good ?? or i should do sli
  28. Both are good! It is up to you!
  29. what u will choose sli gtx 560 ti 1gb or ati 6950 2gb cf?
  30. niba10 said:
    what u will choose sli gtx 560 ti 1gb or ati 6950 2gb cf?

    I would choose neither! I would go with a single card maybe GTX570.
  31. why single card and not cf or sli?
  32. Single card with good performance on a single 1080p monitor. I can not tell the difference between 60fps or 100fps!
  33. you can read the article from toms guide im sure there are more out there but for 1 running sli can cause micro stuttering, which makes the game seem like its lagging. Another reason is not all games support sli/cf. so say you want to play a game that doesnt support it now your forced to lower graphics due to the fact that it doesnt support your second card. Also buying 1 bigger more powerful card is always better as you can always add another later. buying two middle performance cards limits you a few years down the road . Now you cant add another, you will have to sell both and try to buy new ones. from my experience its always better to get one beefier card! less driver issues, less hassle, less heat, and in the end cost's about the same for very similar performance .
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