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What CPU GPU combo would preform better?

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July 11, 2012 2:12:04 PM

I will be playing bf3 and video editing, recording and rendering.


Build 1- AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition and a MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 570

build 2- i5 2500k and a gtx 480

The first build would let me get a ssd for the same price as build 2.

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July 11, 2012 2:32:36 PM

Personally I would choose option 2..only because of the i5 2500k.
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July 11, 2012 3:37:46 PM

Maxwh2o said:
I will be playing bf3 and video editing, recording and rendering.


Build 1- AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition and a MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 570

build 2- i5 2500k and a gtx 480

The first build would let me get a ssd for the same price as build 2.



Hi maxwh2o,

Get the first build as it will allow you to buy an SSD too without breaking your budget. Also, you won't notice much difference in gaming between the two builds as you've got a powerful Graphics Card.

The AMD Phenom II X4 965 processor is powerful enough to fulfill your needs.

So, from my point of view, you should go for the 1st build.

Regards,
SmartGeek
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July 11, 2012 3:43:13 PM

I didn't even see the SSD part he wrote at the bottom...lol. In that case, I would also agree on the Phenom build. It would give you an overall snappy-ness to your system that you just can't get without an SSD.
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July 11, 2012 4:54:23 PM

I highly recommend what SmartGeek said.

I personally own a 965 Black and I also own a OC'ed GTX560, so my kit is fairly similar to yours. The performance is extremely respectable and It can pretty much tackle any gaming application I can throw at it.

That SSD will give you a really good performance upgrade that you might not notice as much if you just got the i5.
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July 11, 2012 5:03:05 PM

Yeah go for the Phenom kit. The SSD will make things very snappy, and GPU wise the 570 is about the same performance as the 480 as they are basically the same core, yet the 570 uses alot less juice and runs far cooler. The i5 would be quicker but the Phenom is more than enough and won't be anywhere close to bottlenecking the GPU
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July 11, 2012 10:40:21 PM

Will the Phenom preform well at video editing and rendering?
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July 11, 2012 10:47:50 PM

Depending on the program you're using, you could utilise the CUDA cores on your GTX 570.

However, I don't have any problems video editing/rendering with my X4 955. :)  I'm not a heavy editor but for my casual use, it's perfectly fine.
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July 11, 2012 10:51:55 PM

i will use adobe premiere pro and after effects
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July 11, 2012 10:57:06 PM

Ahh those programs will support CUDA. However, I think it was CS5/5.5 that supported them.
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July 11, 2012 11:12:21 PM

I posted the same thing in another category and they all said the Intel one. i am so confused.
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July 11, 2012 11:24:48 PM

Well I'll tell you right off the bat...the Intel solution is significantly faster IF all you're going to do is game. It might perform a little bit better in video editing as well.

However, if you throw into the equation an SSD...suddenly things change. I would personally downgrade from an i5 and settle with a Phenom to have a much more snappy system.

That's just me, though.
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July 11, 2012 11:37:28 PM

personally I have a x4 965 and a gtx460 build and my new build in in my tag. The 965 is a nice professor but my i5 runs at 4.6 gh 24/7 and doesn't get much hotter than 22 c, the AMD processor is hot angry and can cause instability when overclocked without an expensive motherboard due to vrm issues.

if you can wait another week or so skip the 480 its hot and old tech. Buy a newer model card. You will be much happier.

also gen 3 motherboards run sandy or ivy with bios update. Get an i3 sandy a 7870 and a 60-64 g SSD boot and your gonna be one happy camper. Then in a few minutes you can drop a phat ivy i5 or i7 and it game for a while.

AMD phenoms are now old tech with bad instruction sets.

don't get me wrong if there wasn't sandy and ivy bridge doing so great I'd be all over my old AMD fanism mabey in a few years if AMD ditches bulldozer and possibly a whole new architecture forms I'll be back on the green team.
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