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November 5, 2011 11:50:17 PM

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.


AMD build

Cpu and Graphics Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Intel build

Cpu and Graphics card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

AMD Build

MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Intel Build

MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


The rest is all the same

DVD Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard drive decided which one to get yet but probably a samsung

How will these build compare in term of price and performance without the overclocking?

Also are both of these builds even Compatible Thanks

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November 6, 2011 12:09:17 AM

With or without overclocking, the intel build will wipe the floor with an AMD build...
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November 6, 2011 12:09:56 AM

The intel is the newer and more powerful processor . If you will not OC then buy the 2500 rather than the 2500k because the only difference is that the K can be OC'ed

In game play limits will be more due to the graphics card rather than the processor , so you may not see huge improvements by using the intel anyway
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November 6, 2011 12:20:02 AM

Outlander_04 said:
The intel is the newer and more powerful processor . If you will not OC then buy the 2500 rather than the 2500k because the only difference is that the K can be OC'ed

In game play limits will be more due to the graphics card rather than the processor , so you may not see huge improvements by using the intel anyway


Well the 2500 is like $10 less than the 2500k so i am willing to pay $10 just in case I ever do decide to OC. I am really leaning to the Intel build what is your opinion of the intel build as a whole
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November 6, 2011 12:35:30 AM

The question is are you willing to pay 100 more dollars for 3-5 more FPS. If the answer is yes then its a no brainer.
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November 6, 2011 1:28:47 AM

SC2 seems to use alot of CPU power when you google it. An i5-2500k would greatly help him especially when he goes multiplayer.
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November 6, 2011 1:51:11 AM

SC2 runs on a Llano integrated graphics system at moderate resolutions .
http://www.techspot.com/review/418-amd-a8-3850-apu/page...
And with a discrete graphics card Llano is only a couple of frames behind
http://www.techspot.com/review/418-amd-a8-3850-apu/page...
So ,yeah , not particularly cpu intensive

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
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November 6, 2011 2:01:36 AM

Yeah, but multiplayer is a different story. :( 
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November 6, 2011 2:08:51 AM

that ram isnt approved for sandy bridge it says.

intel build btw, i think is useless to invest in old tech.
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November 6, 2011 2:52:08 AM

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.
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November 6, 2011 3:46:07 AM

Best answer selected by Matt_F.
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November 6, 2011 3:46:40 AM

Thanks Everyone IM going with the Intel cant wait for it to get here!
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