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I5 2500k vs Phenom II/Bulldozer for DAW

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December 26, 2011 10:50:14 AM

After originally asking for advise on this AMD system on an older post http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/330254-13-help-ligh...

I have managed to price up an intel build for basically the same price.

Here is the spec/price

MOBO
Asus P8Z68-V LX Motherboard Socket 1155, DDR3, 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x16, ATX-- £78.99
(on board gfx)
CPU
Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K - £167.40

MEMORY
Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance -£33.41

DVD-RW
LiteOn IHAS122-18 22x Internal SATA DVD-RW - £13.24

PSU
OCZ 500W ModXStream Pro Power Supply - £47.98

CPU FAN
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 CPU Cooler - £14.99

CASE
Cooler Master Silencio 550 - Mid tower - £63.50

I have always bough AMD CPU's in the past as they always seemed to offer better value I have read so many bad reviews of AMD CPU's recently that it made me look at intel. I have managed to price up 2 systems at a similar price and from what I can tell the intel is likey to be much faster. I plan to add a gfx to replace the onboard on at some point as well as a SSD. My main concern is how upgradable this system will be in 2-3 years time in comparison to the AMD build.

I didn't get much feedback on my AMD post so all and any advice is welcome

Cheers!




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December 29, 2011 9:31:16 AM

Also does anyone know if there is generally much in the way of reductions on computer components in january?
December 30, 2011 9:56:05 AM

Cool I'll keep an eye out for the gfx card, any idea how much it will cost? Have you any idea how the 2500k and this build as a whole will perform for audio processing tasks (compared to the amd build), the main reason for my upgrade is because pro tools doesn't run very well on my current system, gaming is a distant second really.

I'm glad I asked about the sales as I was on the verge of ordering most of this stuff today, I'll definitely hang on a few days now tho.

Thanks for the help!
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January 3, 2012 2:55:37 PM

i5 2500k is good, only get a bulldozer 8150 "IF" you got some way to utilize all it's cores, but instead of a i5 2500k get a i7 2600k, with the latest GPU or get a GTX580 3gb