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Old January 7, 2012, 07:41 PM
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I would like to buy amd fx8150 for completely gaming setup.How long will it last for gaming setup's or shoild i buy intel core i7 3930k?
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Old January 7, 2012, 07:43 PM
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Old January 7, 2012, 08:21 PM
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Speaking from someone who owns both setups except for the intel 3960X.

I say save your pennies buy the AMD that way you can get a better SSD and GPU

With the AMD setups I have found them to be amazingly fast when you run them in raid strip and dual amd gpu.

any questions dont hesitate to ask

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Old January 7, 2012, 08:50 PM
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I would get a 2500k, a 2600k, or even a PhII X6 over an 8150. The money saved with the 2500k, or X6 would go to a faster SSD, or GPU.
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Is 3930k better for all round performance?
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Old January 7, 2012, 11:11 PM
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Is 3930k better for all round performance?
It is much faster.
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Old January 7, 2012, 11:14 PM
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Unless you have money to burn or an actual reason for a 3930x don't bother and just invest in a 2500k or 2600k
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Old January 7, 2012, 11:16 PM
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It is much faster.
....it isn't much faster....

especially when you don't know his GPU setup or the games he'll be playing
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Old January 10, 2012, 11:09 PM
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agreed more or less, i5 2500k or i7 2600k all the way for a high end system.

and more then 4 real cores is pointless just because of the way smp setups work.

i don't see why anyone would pay more for a i7 then the 2600k if they know what their doing.
on water cooling were looking at 5000mgz ish.

if you need to save a buck then i3 560 or a cheap amd quad-core. you can get both for about $120 and the i3 can overclock with good cooling to 4500mgz. its probably the best twin core every made though really the way things are going its getting to the point if you play newer games that id get a quad.
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