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Help me make right decision. i5 vs phenom x4 965

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  1. belitsky

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    Hello there,
    i want to build new pc, will use it for photoshop, full hd media player, game console and file server.
    Want to choose *right* platform, this two:
    i5 + p55-ud4
    phenom 964 + GA-MA790FXT-UD5P
    costs about equal in our shops.
    What should i bought? Need advice.

    Video will be 5850 (want to add second one later).
    Thanks.
     
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    According to AT the i5 750 is marginally better for Photoshop.

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    For everything else I'd say they're pretty even.
     
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    Make sure that your case has enough space. The card is incredibly long! :)
     
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    Case will be Coolermaster 830.
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    With 850W Coolermaster Power Supply
     
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    PSU = Fantastic!
    GPU Card = Get it!
    PC Case = Grab it! I highly recommend!
     
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    The 5850 isn't that long actually. In the Stacker there's enough room for it.
     
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    In my point of view, if its too cramped, the cable may interfere or block the airflow...

    No offence!

    Better case + larger case = more things you can add and modify in future. ;)
     
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    If you care about power consumption, I'd go for the i5 over the Phenom.
     
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    That is a gorgeous looking case! I especially like the silver version.
     
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    I'd go with the i5 and UD4. Less power consumption, will probably run cooler, and you can get an i7 860 or any other badass 1156 proc. in a few years.
     
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    i5 and don`t look back. PII has value only if worked at stock clocks.
     
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    Is UD4 good motherboard for OC? Whant to play with this also, when will change box cooler.
     
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    Nvidia GTX2XX series is longer. The 5850 is as long as a motherboard. Good airflow is always a good idea though. :)

    I would go with the i5 due to it's superior memory bandwith which will really come in handy for things such as Photoshop.
     
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    I think 850w psu is overkill, a 650w should be more than enough to supply all the juices. I would go for a 750w for some upgrading space.
     
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    I will take it cause it's with case together cost lower then case only and other 750W PSU. Just great deal i think. Will use two 5850 and a lot of hdd later.
     
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    From my limited knowledge I can tell that timings > frequency on i7/i5. But someone with more experience in i5 overclocking should step in here.
     
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    ok, thank you :)
     
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    Also i want to know what will be better: MSI P55-GD65 or GA-P55-UD4 ?
     
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    For this all you are really going to get are fanboys arguing over Gigabyte or MSI. I prefer Gigabyte because they are known to be more enthusiast friendly.
     
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    MSI seems to offer more features, but Gigabyte is well known for their quality.
     

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