I plan on a new build based on the MSI 990FXA-GD65 AM3+ mobo and bulldozer 8150 with a quad channel 32gb ram kit. I plan on getting back into PC gaming harder than ever. I play a variety of games. Would I benefit better from Nvidia's physx/sli, or is the Scorpius platform the way to go? I plan on getting a 3D display. If i go with the scorpius platform I figured on Crossfire with 2 6970's. If i go with nvidia I figured on getting a supertower case and SLi 2 trislot cards. I've been building computers for 10 years, I've built both intel and amd platforms, my last build was an intel, now i want amd in the worst way. I've read reviews from both platforms, so I know what I'm getting my self into. The graphics cards are the only thing in question. (to prevent any confusion, or bashing between amd fans and intel fans) Any help would be GREATLY appreciated
Whoops my bad, the 32gb (4X8gb) kits are labeled as quad channel on corsair. And I know i only need 8gb, i had an i5 750 with 8gb. But for the amd 8core rig i want to max everything, hell i even bought a 1500watt psu that needs a special outlet wired up lol
less than $1,000. I'm a hardcore amd fanboy at heart, my first build was a socket A board, and for some reason i like my AMD rigs, I've spent ample time in overclocking intel cpu's, but my heart bleeds amd red, not intel blue (theoretically)
Thank you ilysami for staying on topic. I know i want to go AMD this time, and atleast someone understands i can't be talked out of it (No offence recon, you do make very valid arguments, but my shaky hands and the pins on board of intel bend too easy)
Read this before siding with your fanboy routes both of you
Are you referring to me as a fanboy ? Thank you, I'm proud to be AMD fan
The Word "Bottleneck" shouldn't be said in such a situation, we all know that Intel CPUs are much faster than AMD's, even though, there's no problem at all specially while gaming.
Not all the games depends mostly on the CPU, the majority depends on the GPUs power, the CPU is great enough to handle 4 GTX 580s, but it will just sacrifice some FPS, countable due to being weak compared to Intel, but in real world performance there's no harm at all.
And how many times should I mention there's no gain from the additional FPS as long as you have a 60/75 Hz monitor?
See below, all CPUs got identical performance in gaming @ 1080P & 2560x
AMD FX is not bad in some tasks, but gaming is not one of these tasks. Go Intel for CPU. However, AMD produces solid GPUs. If you are willing to wait just a few weeks, you should be able to get a 7 series AMD graphic card. For your budget, probably either 7870 or 7950 would be optimal (depends how much they will cost).
Now before this turns into a total bitch fest I KNOW what is better in terms of cpu and triple graphics cards. The point is that I DO NOT CARE, my last rig was an i5 750 clocked at 3.5. I know what everyone says I should do, but what I want is what I shall do. All of you have valid arguments, but this is not an "im confused of what platform" thread, this is a "is scorpius worth the hassle vs nvidia" thread
Well, two cards in Crossfire beaten by a slower card due to CPU.
Sorry to ask this again, I read the entire post and didn't understand. Do you REALLY want to go AMD CPU? Could you please explain why? Why expend much money knowing that you gonna be limited?
I build a new rig every 18months and sell the old one. I usually switch between intel and amd, my last 3 were all intel, now its time to use amd again. I dont like using the same thing for too long, a prime example: I buy a different cell phone every 3 months. Its not about what is better, it is about choice