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August 2, 2012 11:57:22 PM

Hey guys don't know if this is the right section, but I am just looking for advice as to which build I should take. I have looked around on the forums and it seems that alot of people are recommending the i5 2500k, but originally I was going with a AMD build but I am now having second thoughts so here are the 2 builds that I am considering to buy. Please say which one I should buy and why and I am at a budget of around £570.

Intel Build:
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad Core Processor
GPU: Asus GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP 1GB Graphics Card
MOBO: MSI H61M-P31 (G3) Socket 1155 Motherboard
I don't think the rest is too relevant..

AMD Build:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Quad Core Processor
GPU: Gainward NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Graphics Card 1024MB
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 AMD 970A (Socket AM3+) DDR3 PCI-Express ATX Motherboard GA-970A-DS3

Which one should I purchase and why? I will be using the PC mostly for gaming (games like BF3, Skyrim, Gta, etc) and I will be also using it to edit videos (and rendering them) in sony vegas and adobe after effects and web browsing of course.

Thank you.

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August 3, 2012 12:03:23 AM

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad Core Processor - £169.02
GPU: Asus GeForce GTX 550 Ti DirectCU TOP 1GB Graphics Card - £108.22
MOBO: MSI H61M-P31 (G3) Socket 1155 Motherboard - £34.57

AMD Build:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Quad Core Processor - £87
GPU: Gainward NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Graphics Card 1024MB - £185.03
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 AMD 970A (Socket AM3+) DDR3 PCI-Express ATX Motherboard GA-970A-DS3 - £53.96

Forgot to put price, if that means anything.
August 3, 2012 12:06:25 AM

Are you going to just do gaming or are you going do more everyday stuff too? Also what resolution are you using that matters also?
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August 3, 2012 12:09:47 AM

emperor piehead said:
Are you going to just do gaming or are you going do more everyday stuff too? Also what resolution are you using that matters also?



I am going to be doing everyday stuff aswell, and I am going to be using the build on a 21' inch samsung monitor.
August 3, 2012 12:14:22 AM

yes but was is the resoultion ex. 1920x1080
August 3, 2012 12:27:27 AM

emperor piehead said:
yes but was is the resoultion ex. 1920x1080

1600 x 1200
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