posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 10:45 PM
reply to post by LvSLoLo
The AMDs are far from useless in any regard. However, the Intel skt1155 is definitely the stronger platform. The Z68 chipset is generally the one
you want to go for (your linked motherboard is Z68).
There are advantages and disadvantages to each. I wont run through them in detail. Basically, an AMD motherboard will generally have longer service
life in that a socket "upgrade" can generally be done through the bios. This means that even when they come out with new CPUs, you will not
necessarily have to buy a whole new motherboard. Intel will generally release a few (if that) iterations of their processors for a single socket.
When they change the socket though, you will need to get a new motherboard along with a new CPU.
Performance wise, the 2500k is a stellar processor for the money. But, for now, the CPU isnt really going to be your bottleneck for a while. If you
can afford the extra money, the 2500k is a better performer overall. The k series is also proving to be quite good at OCing. If you do not plan on
overclocking, you can get the 2400 and would likely never notice the difference. These CPUs are not even close to bottlenecking on something like a
edit: As for the GPU, the ones you linked will work fine for you. If you dont mind being limited to directX 10, the 4890 can be had for $60us. Its a
monster card for that amount, and in Xfire (for $120us) would be very
difficult to beat for the money. Of course, you may have to buy used.
And there can be some issues when using more than one GPU core. But, the best bang for your buck available right now. Just will have to make sure
your PSU could handle it, of course.
): The single biggest general use upgrade is going to be an SSD. The performance difference is leagues beyond anything else you
could do for the money. It will not help in-game, but it will help load times, general usability, and windows load times. The usual suggestion is to
use it for your boot drive, and then have main storage on a large capacity platter drive.
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