Okay so I am building this PC to Play WoW and SC2 I want to be able to play these games on Preferably Ultra but High would be okay. I have been really debating between Two builds and it seems like the only two pieces that differ much are the CPU and MB. I am a noob first time build and probably wont be doing any overclocking, so what do you think about the two builds here. It seems to me that the i5 2500k is much better processor than the Phenom ii x4 965 BE When overclocked, but what if I dont plan to overclock? am i going to see a huge difference? and is the extra $90 worth it.
Chances are the OP could use a i5 2400 and notice no difference between that and the 2500k , and the Phenom would give identical performance..... .or so close you wouldnt tell .
So is it worth the extra $$$ for the intel ? Probably not
yeah intel no question. the llano might be good enough for SC and WoW, but if you want to play any other game the 2500k will give you much better performance.
I hate to use the term future-proof, but if you go will intel you will be set for years to come. You can't say the same about AMD's lineup right now. Especially if you overclock then AMD gets left in the dust.