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What build would preform better?

Last response: in Systems
July 11, 2012 1:25:22 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.

I have a 2.5" 5400rpm HDD how slow would that be?

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a b B Homebuilt system
July 11, 2012 4:40:54 PM

The 5400 drive is the drive speed of a laptop drive and it's slow.
You will have a better chance of getting a good build with everyting you want if you give us the budget amount and what parts you need and don't need.
There's also a reason that the AMD cpu is $99 and the Intel 2500k is $219 , there is just no comparison and even though the 570 is a great video card the AMD offsets the quality of it by not being as good. Since BF3 is totaly video card intensive and the two cards are the same level build 2 would be better based on the 2500k.
If you post the budget and what parts you need and don't need maybe we can get that SSD by another way.
a b B Homebuilt system
July 11, 2012 6:29:59 PM

^ + 1 from inzone.. ADDING that If you're going to be doing video rendering, coding and editing you would probably want to look at the 4 core/8 thread processors at least.
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July 11, 2012 10:38:47 PM

budget is $750 and i already have the 2.5" drive and a os.
a b B Homebuilt system
July 12, 2012 7:15:04 PM

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CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M4A1600C9B

MSI 990XA-GD55 AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
$119.99 and a $15 rebate makes the final price $104.99

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
$59.99 and a $20 rebate makes the final price $39.99.

MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

The total for this build comes to $777.92 and is just a little over so if you can find an additional $30 from someplace you can get this build which has a SSD and a six core AMD cpu.