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Old January 19, 2012, 12:08 AM
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Smile AMD Phenom2 X6 1100T Black Edition or intel i5 2500k

what processor should i choose
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Old January 19, 2012, 01:07 AM
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What purposes is you're machine is intended for? Both are solid CPUs, but:
Generally speaking, 90% of the time (gaming especially), you'll be better off with a 2500K. The 1100T will be superior only at encoding/decoding, video/photo editing etc... If you won't be doing those on a regular basis, get the 2500K.
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Old January 19, 2012, 01:55 AM
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if your not doing anything extreme with the processor, I would do the cheaper route.
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Old January 19, 2012, 02:24 AM
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Without knowing anything about what you want the cpu for I would say 2500k is the better all around processor unless you specifically need the extra cores for highly threaded programs.
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Well if your going for a cheaper way out go for the 1100T and you gain 2 more cores. But Intel's 2500K is based on a newer architecture which in theory will give you better performance Clock per Clock against AMD.
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i was in the same situation, but i went for the x6 1100T as it was cheaper and i already had a compatible mobo. Just FYI be sure to use it in a AM3(or AM3+) mobo cause those allow the the x6-1100T to really stretch its legs (i had it in an AM2 and it was serverely gimped). When i went from an AM2 to an AM3+ the X6-1100T scored much better and my FPS jumped 10fps in RTS games to my surprise! mind you i also upgraded from 4gb DDR2-800 to 8gb DDR3-1600 as well, so maybe it was a combination of the 2?

if i was buying a whole new system, i'd definitely go with the 2500K though. It consumes MUCH less power AND performs better in all situations except for encoding/decoding wherein the extra cores of the X6 help. Not only does it perform better, but it does so running @ a SLOWER speed then the X6-1100t! running at stock 3.3ghz it'll trounce an overclocked X6 1100T @ 4ghz.:p
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Really you should be looking at 2500k or 1090T the 1100T isn't worth the extra money since it's basically the same as the 1090T with 100Mhz more clock and hasn't shown to overclock much more then the 1090T can. As for 2500k vs 1090T/1100T like others have said it depends mainly on what you're going to be doing. If your pretty much purely gaming then 2500k wins pretty much hands down. If you're doing a lot of very heavy threaded apps or tons of multi tasking then the 1090T is your best bet otherwise pure gaming then you'll probably want to go for a 2500k.
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after running both amd chips for trans-coding i myself would just overclock the hell outta a 2500k then get a amd chip but it's just my 2 cents
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For 300 bucks you can get a 1055T and a good 990FX board. The 1055t easily gets up to 3.8 at least, most can go past 4GHz.
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what processor should i choose
the
I5 2500k
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AMD Phenom2 X6 1100T Black Edition

thanks
neo
depends what you use your computer for.
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