Processor and GPU choice

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xhojox's picture
Joined: 04/28/2010
Posts: 2

I am planning on building a pc in a few months. I have a budget of $2000ish. Im not sure whether to get the amd phenom ii x6 1090t and the radeon 5870, or get the amd phenom ii x4 and the 5970. I am going to be doing a ton of gaming on it, but also a fair amount of video editing. So basically, are the extra 2 cores on the 1090t worth choosing a 5870 over the sexy behemoth known as the 5970?

(also included in that 2000 is the monitor, keyboard, mouse, mousepad, headset)

undeadkingpr's picture
Joined: 04/21/2009
Posts: 511

Nope not worth it-the x6 SUX at gaming. A good AMD 955BE or an i7 if you live near a microcenter is the better choice.

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dustyschaffner's picture
Joined: 06/02/2009
Posts: 334

i would go with a phenom 955 BE

one of my buddies had me write down a gaming system based on the 955 and its medium/high end but low cost, right at $1,030 USD but it has a 5770.

the specs are:

AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE

MSI 790XT-G45 motherboard

Noctua NH-U12P cooler

Corsair DDR2 4x1GB 800MHz latency 4 ram

ASUS Xonar PCIe x1 sound card

Coolar Master HAF-932 case

WD Caviar Black 500GB

Corsair 650w 80+ PSU

XFX 5770 HD-577A-ZNFC

im sure you could change a coupe things and still be able to keep it under $2,000