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October 13, 2011 7:31:37 AM

new build intel (i5-2500k) or amd (should i wait) ??
i am planing to build a gaming pc with as low budjet as i can ..


Presently i am thinking of INTEL BUILD processor
with these specifications............

i want help regarding this build ...!!!
is this nice build .... ??
or should i make any changes..
or should i wait for the new AMD ..FX 8 core cpus with am3+ socket mobo to come out ....

Main thing i want to say is:
i dont want to overclock with processor like wise dont want to use sli/CFX with graphics.but i have fear ...i dont know i can make my system build play nice games . i am not an extreme gamer but like to play games like mafia2 and gta4 like similar games.

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i am very much confused between the cpu comparsions of
i5-2500k and fx-8150 cpu... which would be better ????

anandtech link says INTEL is better:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/CPU/2

(intel i5-2500k CPU score= 265 )
(amd fx-8150 CPU score= 201 )
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BUT....
PASS MARK link says AMD Is better :
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

(Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz CPU BenchMARK =7,388)
(AMD FX-8150 Eight-Core CPU BenchMARK= 8,681)
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ANY suggestions given from the readers will be thankful....
(please please give me your suggestions......&
For the readers convenience i have provided the links too(only for intel build ).......)




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intel build

1)Mother board (socket lga 1155) =

(i) ASUS P8Z68 V_LE

LINK:-
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z6...

(or)

(ii)P8Z68-M PRO

LINK :-
http://in.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z68...

PLEASE tell me which one of above would be good for gaming and power efficient ......i tried to find review of any of these two ...but i could not fine no one review of these motherboards is available to me ..if any of you find any review link of these pls post me pls pls .


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2) Processors =Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K
Unlocked Core i5 Quad-Core Processor (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache, Socket 1155)



LINK:-
http://ark.intel.com/products/52210

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3)Graphic card = Asus ENGTX560 Ti DC I I / 2DI /1GD5

LINK:-
http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/NVIDIA_Series/ENGTX5...

Review LINK ( For specifications in details ) :
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1540/1/

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4)SMPS =Corsair Gaming Series GS800 Power Supply


LINK:-
http://www.corsair.com/gs800w.html

Review LINK ( For specifications in details ) :
http://www.overclockersonline.net/reviews/corsair-gamin...

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5) Hard disk = Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200.12 SATA 3Gbs (7200rpm)

i am thinking ,General hard disk will be enough....to save budget a bit .


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6)chasis

(i) Cooler master 690 cabinet
LINK:-
http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=2908

(or)

(ii)Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid-Tower Case
LINK:-
http://www.corsair.com/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-case/...




and i forgot to tell
i will be picking a good Ram of 4gb x2=8gb ,1600mhz which will be available in the store ...

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October 13, 2011 7:51:11 AM

Simply, choose the Intel build for gaming. No doubt about that.
The recent review here on Tom's Hardware shows that AMD Bulldozer is nowhere near as good as Sandy Bridge when it comes to gaming.

I don't know anything about PassMark, but it probably doesn't reflect real world gaming performance (if its even a gaming benchmark?).
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October 13, 2011 7:53:21 AM

oh and an 800W power supply is overkill if you don't plan on CF/SLI in future.
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October 13, 2011 7:54:59 AM

Intel. Even an AMD fan like me is saying intel.
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October 13, 2011 7:56:10 AM

go with the 2500K +560TI and enjoy the pc games coming out this season :) 
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October 13, 2011 7:58:56 AM

AMD X6850 said:
Simply, choose the Intel build for gaming. No doubt about that.
The recent review here on Tom's Hardware shows that AMD Bulldozer is nowhere near as good as Sandy Bridge when it comes to gaming.

I don't know anything about PassMark, but it probably doesn't reflect real world gaming performance (if its even a gaming benchmark?).



Thank you very very much for the early reply ......
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October 13, 2011 8:03:24 AM

AMD X6850 said:
oh and an 800W power supply is overkill if you don't plan on CF/SLI in future.



i know what you are suggesting .... i chose this because .. i was thinking to go for CORSAIR gs 600 smps ... but i searched internet and found it a bit unstable ... and then i saw both CORSAIR gs 700 and gs 800 with little price difference ... so i am going for the gs800 one... which has more head room for little price increase.......

this is my reason . :) 
thank you for the reply
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October 13, 2011 8:04:33 AM

cutebeans said:
Intel. Even an AMD fan like me is saying intel.



thank you .....
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October 13, 2011 8:06:14 AM

I am building a similar system to yours :D  I'm going with the i5 2500k because simply put, it's really the best CPU when it comes to gaming for the price. Plus if you decide to overclock in the future, it'll last you even longer. Good luck with your build!
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October 13, 2011 8:14:43 AM

the FX4100 should be coming out soon. Probably be faster/better than the 2500. Just food for thought.
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October 13, 2011 8:20:29 AM

swifty_morgan said:
the FX4100 should be coming out soon. Probably be faster/better than the 2500. Just food for thought.


:o 

This has sparked my interest...
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October 13, 2011 8:21:14 AM

for AMD to beat out Intel you would have to use all AMD parts if you are not using a AMD CPU, Graphics card, and chipset then Intel will be better. But if you are using a AMD CPU, with a 6000 series AMD graphics card and a 990FX AMD chipset then AMD is better.
now with that said Intel is better on more kinds of chipsets then just one and you will be able to see the advantages with less CPU cores and less CPU speed needed. with a GeForce 400 or 500 nVidia graphics card the Intel Sandbridge CPUs will out do the best AMD CPUs by far ... depending on the set up of both test kits as that is a very important thing to look at the quality and parts which are being used in the test kits for what you look at.
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October 13, 2011 8:30:44 AM

yumri said:
for AMD to beat out Intel you would have to use all AMD parts if you are not using a AMD CPU, Graphics card, and chipset then Intel will be better. But if you are using a AMD CPU, with a 6000 series AMD graphics card and a 990FX AMD chipset then AMD is better.
now with that said Intel is better on more kinds of chipsets then just one and you will be able to see the advantages with less CPU cores and less CPU speed needed. with a GeForce 400 or 500 nVidia graphics card the Intel Sandbridge CPUs will out do the best AMD CPUs by far ... depending on the set up of both test kits as that is a very important thing to look at the quality and parts which are being used in the test kits for what you look at.



..................... HUH ? ......... :o 
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October 13, 2011 9:05:47 AM

izhan22 said:
i know what you are suggesting .... i chose this because .. i was thinking to go for CORSAIR gs 600 smps ... but i searched internet and found it a bit unstable ... and then i saw both CORSAIR gs 700 and gs 800 with little price difference ... so i am going for the gs800 one... which has more head room for little price increase.......

this is my reason . :) 
thank you for the reply


If you can spec your PSU to run at 50% capacity it will be more efficient and quiet and it won't heat up your case. Stay with the 800, it won't hurt anything. You could also consider the Corsair HX 750 and the Corsair TX 850 in this price range. Both are very good PSUs.
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October 13, 2011 9:06:55 AM

The 2500K spanks anything AMD has to offer. It would be nice if AMD would get more competitive.
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October 13, 2011 9:31:38 AM

swifty_morgan said:
the FX4100 should be coming out soon. Probably be faster/better than the 2500. Just food for thought.


LOL!? It's already out. It fails miserably.
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October 13, 2011 10:07:54 AM

mailpranshu said:
Guys sorry to interrupt...but have a look at this before jumping to conclusions.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/315775-28-asus-crossh...


Sorry for the stealing this thread OP, but this is very interesting.

If it is indeed true and Bulldozer has a fighting chance again Sandy Bridge, I feel like I have betrayed AMD by following the blind words of biased review sites 0.o

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October 13, 2011 3:10:25 PM

swifty_morgan said:
..................... HUH ? ......... :o 

i was saying that for AMD parts to shine you would have to use all AMD parts because of their drivers taking advantage of how they built their new CPU design.
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October 13, 2011 4:09:53 PM

Wait a month or two if you can.
No matter wich plattaform you chosse the AMD FX line will cause a drop in the prices. Something We all agree is good :ange: 

Intel VS AMD is an old topic wich I boil down to this:

Intel are not bad processors just bad bussines

Intel always cost too much.
IMO the two or three extra frames per second in a game is not whorty. With the money saved you buy better video card wich gives 10 more frames.
Or Spend the saved cash in Cooler gabinet, more Ram,7.1 sound speakers or wahtever.

Today productivity software demands of processor power are ínfimous. Video transcoding/playing has been made meaningless by modern video cards.Most video games can´t use more than two cores much less require it .For that to change will take a lot of time so:

Design your rig according your global budget. You can´t go wrong witch either proccessor anyway.
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October 13, 2011 7:20:34 PM

cutebeans said:
LOL!? It's already out. It fails miserably.


they only released 3 processors, that was NOT one of them. Give a link to the product and show me some benchmarks.
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October 14, 2011 5:15:07 AM

AMD X6850 said:
Simply, choose the Intel build for gaming. No doubt about that.
The recent review here on Tom's Hardware shows that AMD Bulldozer is nowhere near as good as Sandy Bridge when it comes to gaming.

I don't know anything about PassMark, but it probably doesn't reflect real world gaming performance (if its even a gaming benchmark?).



can u pls tell your opinion on the motherboard......
at least suggest me something ...thank you
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October 20, 2011 12:15:34 PM

Late reply, sorry.

The ASUS P8Z68 V_LE is probably better for overclocking. I would choose that one.
You can compare the features on the ASUS website (there is a comparison feature).


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October 21, 2011 2:31:44 AM

The 2500K is proven and it is a solid choice. The new AMD Bulldozer has all sorts of unknowns and that alone should eliminate it for the time being. Also, it is more expensive than the 2500K.
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October 21, 2011 4:47:12 AM

Best answer selected by izhan22.
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