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January 22, 2012 2:39:52 AM

Ok, so I am deciding between two computers with the following specs:

Intel Core i5 2500k 3.3ghz
8gb ram
AMD HD 6870 1gb

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AMD FX-6100 3.3ghz
16gb ram
AMD HD 6870 1gb

So the dilemma is that they have the same gpu, but i hear the FX series sucks (at least the 6100) but it has more ram. I will be mostly using it for gaming so the main question is would the ram difference matter much? The second option is 30 bucks more but since ram is so cheap should i just get the second option? Thanks.

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January 22, 2012 2:46:01 AM

and i know ram is cheap these days and easily expandable so if someone could also comment on 2500k vs fx-6100 that would be helpful.
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January 22, 2012 2:46:33 AM

Go with the first build. In games, 8 GB of RAM is more than enough. You will not use more than 8 gigs. You will be much happier with the 2500k.
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January 22, 2012 2:49:39 AM

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=434

Although it isn't the 6100, the 8150 has a higher clock speed and more cores. And the 2500k still comes in front. (Hopefully this shows you something)
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January 22, 2012 2:54:14 AM

haha wow, 2500k easily beats the fx in all games. thanks for the help! first option it is then, and since it has 4 ram slots i can upgrade IF needed, although i doubt i would need to. thanks again!
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January 22, 2012 2:54:27 AM

Best answer selected by nahndavid.
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January 22, 2012 3:09:37 AM

No problem, good luck with your purchase!
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January 22, 2012 6:11:17 AM

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