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Intel Core i7-2600K Vs AMD FX-8150 vs Core i5-2500K Plz Help me!

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  1. cooldude2020

    cooldude2020 Junior Member

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    I Am planning to upgrade my PC and i am totally confused :confused:
    Please help me out guys

    Option 1:
    Intel Core i7-2600K
    Intel SANDY BRIDGE BOARD DH67CL
    8GB ddr3 RAM
    1 TB Segate HDD Hardisk

    Option 2:
    AMD Bulldozer FX-8150
    AMD 990FX
    8GB ddr3 RAM
    1 TB Segate HDD Hardisk

    Option 3:
    Intel Core i5-2500K
    Intel SANDY BRIDGE BOARD DH67CL
    12GB ddr3 RAM
    1 TB Segate HDD Hardisk

    Please let me know, which one of the above options would you prefer and why. I am also open in new suggestions. I know that this thread has nothing to do with blackhat and this is not a PC forum, but you guys are the best ;)
    Please help me out :D
     
  2. --sKy--

    --sKy-- Regular Member

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    3rd Option
     
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  3. MeetTheVirus

    MeetTheVirus Regular Member

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    If they are all around the same price -
    I would go for:

    Option 1:
    Intel Core i7-2600K
    Intel SANDY BRIDGE BOARD DH67CL
    8GB ddr3 RAM
    1 TB Segate HDD Hardisk

    You could always upgrade the ram in the future.

    What kind of graphics cards are in each?
     
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  4. ninjacrx

    ninjacrx Regular Member

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    2600K is amazing. This is what I have and I couldn't be more happier :)
     
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  5. cooldude2020

    cooldude2020 Junior Member

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    I am planning to add 1GB graphic card. The price range for 1 & 2 are almost same. 3 option is around $100 less than option 1 & 2.
     
  6. Cynikal

    Cynikal Newbie

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    I just got done building my new PC like 2 weeks ago,

    I went from a:

    Q6600 (2.4GHz -- OC'd to 3GHz)
    4 Gig of DDR2 800
    GeForce 9800 GTX


    to a:

    AMD FX-8150
    16 Gig of DDR1866
    GeForce 570GTX

    The speed is not there in its factory form (the 8150),

    HOWEVER,

    I have oc'd it to a stable 4.5GHz machine (on all 8 cores -- on air cooling), and the thing flies.

    I am able to multitask like crazy. The initial loading of apps is sometimes slow, but i'm also using the same old HD that was from oh...4 PC's ago, so it's expected.

    I like it, the i7 is better for gaming, or so "they" say, but my machine is able to play any game on highest graphics with 0 to very minimal lag.

    Plus, the price of the 8150 is what drew to me as well.
     
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  7. ef24kobe

    ef24kobe Newbie

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    The i7 is better. Probably a little more expensive as well.
     
  8. meatro

    meatro BANNED BANNED

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    You have 3 levels of PCs there... People are always going to select the first choice as it's the most powerful one.

    In the future, the best place for comparing CPUs is here:
    http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i7-2600K+%40+3.40GHz
    http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+FX-8150+Eight-Core
    http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i5-2500K+%40+3.30GHz

    Anyways, you have an 8-core i7, a more budget-minded 8-core AMD and a quad-core i5. The simple choice is the i7....

    If the price is similar, than the Intel i7 is obvious. AMD's gameplan for a long time has been to simply undercut Intel's prices. They target folks like me, who sit here and stare at these i7 chips and that's what my gut tells me to get... But my wallet tells me to go with AMD. I can get fairly similar performance for less money and a chip that's more geared for overclocking.

    Just remember that your graphics card should match your CPU manufacturer... So if you're looking at an AMD, your best choice for GPU would be an ATI card (seeing as AMD is ATI.)
     
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  9. Cynikal

    Cynikal Newbie

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    i7's are 4 cores if i'm not mistaken just with 2 thread operations which makes windows pull it as 8 cores.

    AMD's FX-8150 is a true 8 core though.
     
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    The i5 is a better option if you are on a budget.

    Make sure that your operating system can address 12Gb of memory though. If its Windows 7 then your good to go :)
     
  11. hitman247

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    I had to make this same decision a few months ago. I ended up going with the AMD chip and overclocking it with a liquid cooler --> http://prntscr.com/6cqf9

    Couldn't be happier.
     
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  12. Dally

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    Actually its not. It only has 4 cores, the rest are virtual.

    Don't go for an i7 2600k. Just go for the i5 2500K and overclock it, I'm using the coolmaster hyper 212 evo and am getting 4.5ghz at max temps of 50-55 degrees C when running BF3 for 2 hours (recommended max temp is 72). The only major difference between that i5 and i7 is that the i7 has hyperthreading which is only useful in video rendering.

    Also, go for 8gb of ram. 12gb is completely overkill for any Pc in my opinion.
     
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    What's the price points for the different options?
     
  14. xboxps3wow

    xboxps3wow Power Member

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    2600k all the way... one of the best cpus around right now
     
  15. Aullus

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    Is it for gaming? If it is, skip the 8150 and get the i5, unless you have a big budget, in which case get the i7. If you're not super hardcore and don't care about getting 100 fps instead of 70 fps, then you're not going to notice a difference between the i7 and i5. You could take the money you saved on the i7 and put it towards another video card to run in SLI/Crossfire.
     
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    J1218 Power Member

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    Go with the i7 2600k. I got one in my gaming PC I just built and it's a monster.
     
  17. kostaslx

    kostaslx Newbie

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    If option 3 is 100$ cheaper, then get option 3 with 8GB ram and less HDD storage, and get an SSD! SSD is the REAL UPGRADE!
     
  18. J1218

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    I agree on the SSD. It's worth the price.

    I would still spend the extra money and get the i7 though. It's not that high of a price to pay for what you're getting.
     
  19. levais

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    Option 1:
    Intel Core i7-2600K
    Intel SANDY BRIDGE BOARD DH67CL
    8GB ddr3 RAM
    1 TB Segate HDD Hardisk
     
  20. dirtbag

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    I just put together a brand new build a month ago with an i7 2600k, and I'm LOVING it.

    Intel Core i7 2600k CPU
    Corsair H60 Water-cooling Block
    MSI Z68A-GD80 B3 Motherboard
    XFX HD 7970 DD Black Edition GPU
    16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 RAM
    Corsair TX850 PSU
    2TB WD Caviar Black
    64GB Samsung SSD 6gb/s SATA
    Coolermaster Storm Sniper Case
    NZXT Fan Controller

    [​IMG]


    I can't compare to the others right now, but I can say I love what I got under the hood right now and next to nothing slows me down. I say go for the i7 2600k, why not?
     
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