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AMD or Intel Build ($750 - $1000)

Hi guys. I am stuck in a situation between:

Intel:
Core i5 2500k & GTX 560 & Asus Maximus Gene Z = R7500

AMD:
AMD Phenom ii x4 Black Edition & MSI HD 6850 & Asus Crosshair iv Formula = R6000

Considering that I live in SA the dollar equivalent will equal to:
Intel Build: R7500 = $940
AMD Build: R6000 = $750

Should I rather wait for Ivy Bridge CPU's to come out and the Nvidia 600 series before I buy the Intel setup, or should I grab the cash I have and get the AMD setup?
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  1. What is the purpose of this build? Gaming? Watching Porn? Office apps?
  2. Well considering price...and I dont know how it is living over there in SA...I would go with the AMD build and save like 200 bucks. It will give probably about 80-90% performance of the Intel build, but your saving 200 bucks...and its almost xmas (if you do that kind of thing).

    Plus it has a better video card.

    If you want to wait....ivy bridge i heard is going to be coming around the Q2 of 2012 so that's a while to wait.
  3. The purpose of the build is for LAN and home gaming at strictly 1920 x 1080. It will be my "everything" pc. I'm also going to use it for Photoshop CS 5.
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    I made this question to myself some months ago, André. And I choose AMD. As we know, in Brazil our prices have some unfair taxes, which makes Intel settings much more expensive than AMD. It's like 1/3 of the price!

    Vai de AMD, amigo!
  5. True that, but I don't want to risk buying an AMD mobo, and then 5 years down the line I won't be able to upgrade the CPU, seeing that AMD has stopped competing with Intel.
  6. Andre2807 said:
    True that, but I don't want to risk buying an AMD mobo, and then 5 years down the line I won't be able to upgrade the CPU, seeing that AMD has stopped competing with Intel.


    AMD has only said that it won't be there focus. Not that they would stop building processors. I bought a Bulldozer about 2weeks after the initial reviews because I wanted 8 cores in the future. Benches will get better.
  7. At that USD price point the Intel build is typically preferred (P67 with i5-2500k). As others have pointed out the AMD system is still respectable and as long as you build on an AM3+ platform you have an upgrade path.
  8. In 5 years most sockets are dead anyways. So you might buy a 2.5 year old processor. If it were 1 year, it might be a little more necessary to worry about imo.
  9. Oh and consider ASRocks Extreme 3 Gen 3 for your build if available. It is cheaper up here ,or down here if you look at it that way, in the U.S.
  10. Best answer selected by Andre2807.
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