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
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  1. 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).
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    intel 2600k is much better and even it beat up the fx-8150 so why not the fx-8120
    but motherboard you have chosen is for AMD platform.
  3. thanks. i can change my mother board. nothing is set in stone. i have a new mother board and a new CPU

    Intel Core i7-2600 Box, LGA1155
    ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Performance, Sockel 1155, ATX

    i dont think i need the k because i dont wont to overclock
  4. If your build cost is < $800, AMD is the way to go....above $800 the i5-2500k offers the best bang for the buck.

    16GB will be wasted on gamin, 8 GB is more than enough. Take the extra money and invest in a MoBo that gives ya an industry standard 3 year warranty....Asrock is only 2 years.
  5. when i upgraded to the I7 2600 i downgraded the RAM. im not at 8GB. thanks for the reply tho
  6. 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.
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