I am making a gaming PC. but i don't no if i should choose AMD or INTEL. I wont a cheap but effective CPU.
I am wondering whether to cheese an AMD FX 8120 or a INTEL i7 2600(k). i done wont to spent to much money on it.
here are my specs so far:
ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme, AM3, ATX
Gainward GeForce GTX 560, 2GB GDDR5
16GB-Kit G.Skill RipJaws PC3-10667U CL9
i would really appreciate any help or suggestions.
OH! and my budget is about 1000 Euro
If I hadn't seen your budget, I'd have said get neither, get an i5-2500K instead. The 2600K is excellent if you can afford it.
If you've already bought an AM3 board, however, I suppose you could get a Phenom II X4 980 to go with it. Would save you a ton of cash. The 1100T isn't fast enough in general to be recommended above it, and Bulldozer is far too immature plus doesn't offer enough of a performance boost for the extra cash (that board only has a beta BIOS for Bulldozer anyway).
On a budget build I would go with an AMD Phenom II X4 965 and overclock it. The performance at high resolution should be similar to the i5-2500k since most games are not dependant on the CPU. At lower resolutions the CPU comes into play more.