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Phenom II 965 vs I5 2300 vs AMD X6 1055T

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July 26, 2011 10:26:05 PM

Okay so im not sure what to base my computer build on....the purpose is mainly for gaming some video editing but i would also like to have a responsive system...this is my dilemma with the Intel, if i go with Intel i have only enough money to get the H61 Chipset, which in my opinion is very basic DDR3 1333MHz at best, no RAID support, 2 DIMM slots.

Very Tight budget

ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO Motherboard
G-Skill Ripjaw 1600Mhz CL9 DDR3 2X2GB (Any better suggestions?)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 RAID0 (Any better Suggestions?)
Nvidia Geforce GTX560 TI

Which platform will be better for the future also? i hear RAID0 can boost the responsiveness of the system a lot this is why im not opting for the i3 2300 although its faster.
But X6 or X4?

More about : phenom 965 2300 amd 1055t

July 26, 2011 10:33:51 PM

i5-2300 is the best of those.
July 26, 2011 11:29:52 PM

What is your budget? If you are tight on cash, I'd get the 955 and oc it.
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July 26, 2011 11:54:17 PM

Read this article on <$200 gaming cpu's:
The 2300 shows up very well.

Seagate raid-0 is not a great idea.
Raid-0 is not a performance benefit to a gamer, or most other people for that matter.
Look for a 1tb WD black or samsung. Larger drives are denser and have better transfer rates.

See if you can't manage a Z68 based motherboard.
That will give you oc options if you later want to swap out for a 2500K or even a 22nm ivy bridge follow on.
It will also give you ssd cacheing. Not a bad option to speed up your hard drive.
SSD prices continue to drop.

G.skil is very good. See if you can't manage a 8gb kit of 2 x 4gb. Here is some justification:
July 27, 2011 12:14:50 AM

Agree with those suggestions. ^ Beg, plead, borrow, mow yards, wash cars, something but get a good motherboard, don't skimp there and you can upgrade to other better parts later. If you start with a cheap platform, you always have a cheap platform.