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April 16, 2012 10:58:58 PM

Okay so i am almost ready to buy but i cannot quite decide between two builds

Uses: gaming,live video streaming, web browsing
Parts not needed: HDD, Monitor, Mouse and keyboard

Please dont suggest any changes just tell me which build is better

here is the first build:
CPU
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black 3.3GHz 6-Core
$207.99
CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing
$30.44
Motherboard
Asus M5A87 ATX AM3+
$105.47
Memory
Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
$36.99
Video Card
Galaxy GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB
$192.86
Case
Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower
$49.99
Power Supply
SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V
$87.98
Optical Drive
Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
$17.99

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CPU
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core
$179.99
CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing
$30.44
Motherboard
Biostar TZ68A+ ATX LGA1155
$114.98
Memory
Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
$36.99
Video Card
Galaxy GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB
$192.86
Case
Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower
$49.99
Power Supply
SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V
$87.98
Optical Drive
Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
$17.99

the prices are about the same so don't use that as a leverage point id like to be able to run BF3 on high to ultra settings whch build will give me the best performace?

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April 16, 2012 11:01:13 PM

i5 build would be better, because games dont use more than 6 cores, and you could probably overclock to 4.5ghz with that cooler.
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April 16, 2012 11:07:55 PM

newt183 said:
i5 build would be better, because games dont use more than 6 cores, and you could probably overclock to 4.5ghz with that cooler.

but the i5 is only 4?
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April 16, 2012 11:13:05 PM

Only? 4 cores is plenty for gaming for a long time.
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April 16, 2012 11:39:05 PM

azeem40 said:
Only? 4 cores is plenty for gaming for a long time.

okay i was just asking because he said go with the i5 and then said that so i was just being sure
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