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750 dollar build - AMD cpu and better gpu, or intel cpu and worse gpu

#11DarkZV2BetaPosted 8/16/2014 9:10:13 PM
i5 for sure.
You can always upgrade the GPU, but you can't always upgrade the CPU, especially if you're buying on a dead socket.(AM3+)
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#12cuteboi100Posted 8/17/2014 5:41:40 AM
DarkZV2Beta posted...
i5 for sure.
You can always upgrade the GPU, but you can't always upgrade the CPU, especially if you're buying on a dead socket.(AM3+)


If you purchase your CPU and GPU on this plan, then you will feel obligated to keep the CPU for as long as you can. And how long is that CPU going to stay appealing? 4 years max with all of the new CPUs coming out? Why plan to ride into the future with stale technology when exciting stuff is coming out all around you. Just get what gives you the best performance right now that will last you for the near future, at least a year comfortably and rejoice in the fact that you can pounce on the next big thing.
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#13iiFroZenHeAveNzPosted 8/17/2014 5:46:12 AM
You can switch the current 280 card with the 280x from Sapphire for $20 more.

Source: Newegg
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#14PsythikPosted 8/17/2014 5:50:24 AM(edited)
I always say get the best CPU you can possibly afford even if it means downgrading your GPU. A graphics card is much easier to upgrade. You can still put the latest GPU in an 8-year-old PC, but you can't even put the newest CPU in a 3-year-old rig.
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#15godplaysSNESPosted 8/17/2014 6:25:15 AM
Psythik posted...
I always say get the best CPU you can possibly afford even if it means downgrading your GPU. A graphics card is much easier to upgrade. You can still put the latest GPU in an 8-year-old PC, but you can't even put the newest CPU in a 3-year-old rig.


That's exactly how I think.
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#16jacob5622Posted 8/17/2014 6:57:44 AM
I've had a 4590S for more than a year now, runs everything smooth.
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#17BilliePilgrimPosted 8/17/2014 7:22:18 AM
cuteboi100 posted...
DarkZV2Beta posted...
i5 for sure.
You can always upgrade the GPU, but you can't always upgrade the CPU, especially if you're buying on a dead socket.(AM3+)


If you purchase your CPU and GPU on this plan, then you will feel obligated to keep the CPU for as long as you can. And how long is that CPU going to stay appealing? 4 years max with all of the new CPUs coming out? Why plan to ride into the future with stale technology when exciting stuff is coming out all around you. Just get what gives you the best performance right now that will last you for the near future, at least a year comfortably and rejoice in the fact that you can pounce on the next big thing.


There are people still using i7-920's, which is why you buy unlocked processors. Return on investment in a CPU is much greater than a GPU.
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#18microtoastPosted 8/17/2014 7:32:44 AM
iiFroZenHeAveNz posted...
You can switch the current 280 card with the 280x from Sapphire for $20 more.

Source: Newegg


what he said and amd
#19revolverPosted 8/17/2014 8:30:23 AM
I made my build with a 2500k and a 560ti. Then I upgraded to my current 670. Soon I'll be looking at an 800 series card, and my 2500k has stayed strong this whole time, especially with a nice oc.

The point is, most people keep their cpu for a lot longer than their gpu. Might as well go for the best.
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#20DarkZV2BetaPosted 8/17/2014 10:08:25 AM
cuteboi100 posted...
DarkZV2Beta posted...
i5 for sure.
You can always upgrade the GPU, but you can't always upgrade the CPU, especially if you're buying on a dead socket.(AM3+)


If you purchase your CPU and GPU on this plan, then you will feel obligated to keep the CPU for as long as you can. And how long is that CPU going to stay appealing? 4 years max with all of the new CPUs coming out? Why plan to ride into the future with stale technology when exciting stuff is coming out all around you. Just get what gives you the best performance right now that will last you for the near future, at least a year comfortably and rejoice in the fact that you can pounce on the next big thing.


CPU market is pretty stagnant, tbh. People riding the 2500k train still don't have a real reason to upgrade to anything short of i7. On the other hand, those 480s are getting long in the tooth.
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