Best CPU for around $200 for a gaming rig? Intel or AMD?

I was thinking a AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black or a Intel Core i5-2500 sandy bridge.
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  1. You mean just a CPU for $200? Then SB no question.
  2. 2500k, next question
  3. No contest, 2500k
  4. Don't get hexacores for gaming.
  5. What if i wanted somthing a bit cheaper like for around $130? how does the AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition rank?
  6. frommaine said:
    What if i wanted somthing a bit cheaper like for around $130? how does the AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition rank?

    I think its the best or one of the best AMD CPU for gaming.
  7. i5 2500k.
  8. frommaine said:
    What if i wanted somthing a bit cheaper like for around $130? how does the AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition rank?


    The 955 can be had for 104.99 at newegg right now (on sale til 10/24). i5 2500k can be had for 179.99 at microcenter (they've had it there for a while and look to be keep it there at least for the entirety of october).

    In my opinion those are the best two for their respective price ranges, since the 955 is unlocked you can just bump up the multiplier to get it up to the same clock as a 965 or 970 without much trouble. And the i5 2500K is just a beast, as has been stated and proven many a time.
  9. If you are gaming just get the 955 and dump the 95 bucks on the GPU
  10. spentshells said:
    If you are gaming just get the 955 and dump the 95 bucks on the GPU



    If i got the 955 what video card should i get?
  11. Did you have anything in mind ?
    NV or AMD ?
    What resolution in your screen ?
    How much money are you wanting to spend on it ?
  12. I don't know your budget or monitor resolution, but I'll throw the Radeon 6870 out for a good GPU recommendation. Better advice requires the info spentshells has already asked.
  13. spentshells said:
    Did you have anything in mind ?
    NV or AMD ?
    What resolution in your screen ?
    How much money are you wanting to spend on it ?



    Im going to use a 1080p monitor and i think i want to go with a AMD GPU. My spending limit is around $900 not including the monitor and other accessories. The only thing i have now is the case.
  14. AMD 6950 1GB would work well. Do you not have any selections made ?
  15. if ure getting a 6950 the sapphire toxic is good as it comes with the 6970 bios preloaded, flick the switch and bam u got a 6970, if it dont work(unlikely) flick it back and overclock
  16. Or just get a 1GB card and overclock and save 60-80 dollars
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