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Conisdering building a new PC, requesting input

#1m0986-8Posted 8/23/2013 6:36:12 PM
As you can see from my sig, my pc is a bit dated. It currently runs all games on "decent" settings, but with the next gen soon upon us, I feel it will be running everything on low a year from now. Anyways I am considering going out on about a $2000 build and was wanting to know how amd stacks now a days? I picked them for my build because they ran cooler than intel and nvidia at the time. Also when I helped my roommate build his nvidia/intel build, I noticed that it can be quite the space heater when gaming. Because of this, I was wondering if water cooling would stop a computer from heating up a room. Also when do you think should be the time for me to actually build a new PC? I have been out of the loop due to college and work so I don't know what new tech is on the horizon in terms of processors, gpus, ram, etc.
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Black 2 FC: 1593-5449-4573 (I am well aware the 3DS is region locked)
AMD Athlon II Quad Core 3.0GHZ | HD 5770 | 4GB RAM
#2Snuckie7Posted 8/23/2013 6:42:14 PM
Water cooling would heat up your room more if anything. For the processor, you probably want Intel for high end; video card, it's a tossup between AMD and Nvidia depending if you want to crossfire or not.
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#3m0986-8(Topic Creator)Posted 8/23/2013 6:49:22 PM
I want to max power without heating the room too much. Of course if that isnt possible then I will bite the bullet and sweat while gaming. If water cooling heats up the room more then that is out. So in your opinion, why an intel processor?
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Black 2 FC: 1593-5449-4573 (I am well aware the 3DS is region locked)
AMD Athlon II Quad Core 3.0GHZ | HD 5770 | 4GB RAM
#4DragnfyrPosted 8/23/2013 6:52:19 PM(edited)
Intel CPUs provide better performance for gaming and use less power.
Also AMD hasn't run cooler than Intel since the Pentium 4/Athlon X2 days.
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#5m0986-8(Topic Creator)Posted 8/23/2013 7:08:13 PM
So I got the last Amd that runs cool. Usually 2 graphics cards run hotter than 1 outputting the same power right?
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Black 2 FC: 1593-5449-4573 (I am well aware the 3DS is region locked)
AMD Athlon II Quad Core 3.0GHZ | HD 5770 | 4GB RAM