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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: next week

BUDGET RANGE: 900-1100

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, movies, internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: do not need any peripherals

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg or zipzoomfly

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

PARTS PREFERENCES: Quad Core processor, ATI gfx

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe (never done it, willing to learn)

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Want this catered to new games BFBC2, and future games
 

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$1100 for CPU+MB+RAM+GFX only, right?

HD5850 is a waste for gaming under 1680x1050.

However, I would also go with HD5850 considering you are not going to CF and might get a higher resolution monitor in the future.

i5-750+HD5850

p.s. i5-750+HD5770 would be the better pick if you were planning to do CF in the future.
 

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megaman12

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Alright ladies and gentlemen, this is what I have come down to. Both fit into my budget and I would just like to get any last words before choosing one (I am leaning towards the i5). If you are a little shaky on my motherboard, I have used ECS for many years and love their mobos, never have had an issue tell me if I am being dumb with that brand loyalty thing :D



http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/6485/i5set.png i5 setup


http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/1483/blzd.png AMD setup



Thanks again
 

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For your uses you will see no difference whatsoever between the AMD or Intel setup. So your choice. Also the AM3 mobos are fine with 5850s in xfire.

EDIT: On that AMD setup, you chose a really nice mobo by the way. That ones very good for overclocking.
 

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@yannifb:

PII with 4890 CF is worse than i7+4870 CF. It means that PII is already bottlenecking the HD4890 CF, let alone the HD5850 CF.

PhII%20vs.%20i7%20HAWX.png


You are lying once again like you did in these places:

andy5174 Wrote:

Did they? Where is it? I only see the performance comparison between PentiumG9650 vs PII x2 555 at TOM.

Show us the benchmark you mentioned.

Comment: TOM never did the benchmark mentioned by him

andy5174 Wrote:

Now you are lying again!

You were referring to the Pehnom II X2.

Proof: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/275998-28-which-intel-phenom

You AMD fanboys are nothing but liars. It's ok to be ignorant but don't bring your ignorant theory to peoples who need help.

To AMD fanboys, arguments are not valid as long as they are against AMD, so I can NOT provide the arguments that are valid in your logic!
 

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Thanks for all your help andy. I have decided to go with the i5, my buddy told me that he can OC it to 3.2 easy, so there is no sense in not getting the intel, I have been searching many benchmark and overall, even for strictly gaming, the i5 has the lead, especially when OC'd.
 

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3.2GHz easy? No, it is DARN easy! You can achieve 3.2GHz on i5-750 with every voltage at stock if not below stock!

99% of i5-750 owner can achieve 3.6GH near stock Vcore.

Have a look at the following guide if you have no idea on how to overclock.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/256144-29-1156-core-overclocking-guide
 

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Wow and im lying???? Do you have some sort of anger issue? You realize people can be wrong without lying? Oh and listen genius, go check out the benchmarks after the catalyst driver that really helped scaling with the PhII (i think it was 9.9 or later). Oh and about that thread you seem to be in love with, if you were able to control your anger long enough to actually read it, after the bench's i told the OP i'd recommend the Athlon II x4, so thats where i got it.

But i suppose there's no sense arguing with someone who can't look past his massive b**er for intel...