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Choosing AMD or Intel build... how to choose?

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March 13, 2012 5:44:22 PM

Hi there!
I`m almost finished with my build, and I`ve found that Intel i7-2600k was very good, because even if I like to game (I`want to play Mass Effect 3), I`m mostly use my pc to do work, and to edit video as a hobbie.

Now, I`ve checked out the AMD APU 8 and read that`s kinda equal to intel i7 2600k but cheaper... and I`m a little lost. This is my first build... what do you reccomend? I`ve read about the AMD FX8120 too.

If I change the intel processor, I have to change the mother. I`ve planned to buy the Asus P8Z68, but now... I just don`t know. I thought in replacing it for a ASUS M5A99X Evo (AM3+).

What do you think?

Thanks!!

Rosamunda
March 13, 2012 5:49:31 PM

Stick with the Intel i7-2600k. AMD processors haven't been that great recently.
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March 13, 2012 5:50:43 PM

if your gonna do video editing use a i7 2600k with an asrock z68 extreme4
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March 13, 2012 5:52:04 PM

jmacom01 said:
Go for an Intel i-5 2500k 3.3GHz, and an ASRock Extreme4 gen3 mobo. Those two are what I am running and they destroy most games alongside my 7950. Plus the i7 isn't a very good option for gaming right now due to it's perk (hyperthreading) being no existent in the gaming world.


You completely missed where he mentioned this build is mostly to do work and video editing. The i7 hyperthreading will do him well in that category.
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March 13, 2012 5:53:00 PM

Sorry, I didn't see that you said you do video editing :p . Yes the i7 2600k as xtreme said is what you will want then.
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March 13, 2012 5:55:03 PM

The Asus P8Z68 Mobo you picked out is a nice choice as well.
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March 13, 2012 6:11:45 PM

Thanks guys!
That Asus mother is a little cheaper than the Asrock Extreme 4. Are there much difference between those two?

So, if the price is more or less the same I think I should stick with my original mobo.

Thank you very much! You are really helping me out with my first build!!

BTW, I`m a girl, not a guy :) 

Thanks!!

Rosamunda
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March 13, 2012 6:27:47 PM

rosamunda said:
Thanks guys!
That Asus mother is a little cheaper than the Asrock Extreme 4. Are there much difference between those two?

So, if the price is more or less the same I think I should stick with my original mobo.

Thank you very much! You are really helping me out with my first build!!

BTW, I`m a girl, not a guy :) 

Thanks!!

Rosamunda


Can you link me to the Asus board you picked, thanks. The Asrock recommend above is a great choice but if the Asus board you picked suits your needs theirs no point in changing.

Sorry about that. Not many girls on these forums.
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March 14, 2012 12:42:50 AM

Thank you! This is the first time that I attempt to actually do a geeky stuff and go and build my very own rig, so your help is very much appreciated!
I originally thought on the Asus p8z68 deluxe gen3 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) with the Intel i7-2600k (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...).

But now, I read about the AMD a8 3850 processor (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) and now I{m a little lost about what is going to be the most convenient thing to do: Should I stick with the intel configuration or the AMD one?

Thanks for your insight!!

Rosamunda
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March 14, 2012 2:53:16 AM

rosamunda said:
Thank you! This is the first time that I attempt to actually do a geeky stuff and go and build my very own rig, so your help is very much appreciated!
I originally thought on the Asus p8z68 deluxe gen3 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) with the Intel i7-2600k (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...).

But now, I read about the AMD a8 3850 processor (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) and now I{m a little lost about what is going to be the most convenient thing to do: Should I stick with the intel configuration or the AMD one?

Thanks for your insight!!

Rosamunda


There's always a first time for everything. Your choice of motherboard is excellent and definitely stick with the Intel. This time around AMD's processors are garbage and no one realy recommends them. I rather recommend an i3 over AMD as of right now. For GPU I definitely recommend Radeon though. Nvidia is falling behind until Kepler comes out maybe they'll cook something up.
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March 14, 2012 5:18:39 AM

AMD is so far behind intel right now it's not even funny.
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March 14, 2012 8:12:14 PM

Thank you!!!!
I´m sticking with the intel i7-2600k then... great, so I don´t have to go and choose another mother :) 

About the video cards, I was thinking in GTX 570, but now I´ve read that for the same price, or maybe a little cheaper, I can get an ATI Radeon 6970 that has very good performance.

I´ve read that the Bus is very important in video cards, and the GTX has a bigger one than the Radeon... is that correct? I mean, is the Bus that much important?

Thanks again guys!!!

Rosamunda
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March 14, 2012 8:41:25 PM

Don't get the Radeon 6970 next week Monday supposedly the Radeon 7870 comes out and it performs better than the gtx 570 and in some cases better than the gtx 580 and for the $350 price tag it's a must have!
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