AMD CPU vs. Intel

Okay, first of all. I have done my research and I still have not been able to come to a conclusion on what CPU I want. I am looking at the Intel i7 2600k sandy bridge vs. the amd phenom ii x6 black edition. Obviously amd has the price advantage. From what I have read, and what I know about computers, the intel is a better CPU, but is it worth spending the extra 100+ dollars on or will the amd hold up just fine? I am strictly gaming. BF3, MW3, crysis, etc and want to be able to run furture games. I have a gtx 460, and a crap motherboard that will also be purchased depending on which CPU I get.

I want your opinion on what I should get and why. Lets say that I have enough money for the intel, but I dont have much more than that, whereas with the amd I would have 100 dollars to put into something else on my comp.

Thank you for your advice.
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  1. Don't even consider the 2600k, If you buy Intel, buy the 2500k.
  2. Homeboy2 said:
    Don't even consider the 2600k, If you buy Intel, buy the 2500k.

    any specific reason?
  3. ranger556 said:
    any specific reason?


    I don't know his reason, but it's probably related to the fact the I5 2500K and I7 2600K perform almost identical in games. I7 is for the most part an I5 with hyperthreading, improves performance in a number of applications but not in games. It also eliminates most of your price difference between AMD and Intel while still providing the performance difference.
  4. For gaming the 2500k is pretty much the best all around, both in terms of raw performance and performance/price IMO.
  5. loneninja said:
    I don't know his reason, but it's probably related to the fact the I5 2500K and I7 2600K perform almost identical in games. I7 is for the most part an I5 with hyperthreading, improves performance in a number of applications but not in games. It also eliminates most of your price difference between AMD and Intel while still providing the performance difference.

    What he said
  6. hello;

    best amd gaming cpu right now is the 980be(170$) or 975be(160$) , for intel i5-2500k.

    i5-2500k is faster in games than amd.

    regards...
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