jangalomph wrote:Really debating weather i should turn away from AMD and ATI for my next build. Im a fanboy for both and I told myself i'd never buy intel or nvidia. But i think the time has come for me to do an intel/nvidia build. But Im super stumped on what i should even get. I want to run bf3 at 60-100 fps, but I also want physx for games like mirrors edge, and Unreal engine 3/4.
Fanboyism is stupid. You really would not have bought an intell if it was faster and cheaper than an AMD? Anyway, you can also pick AMD+nvidia if you want to. Though i dont see why you would do that. In the top segment intel owns AMD at the moment. nvidia and amd are a little on par i guess.
I would love to find a motherboard with PCIE 3.0 and An AM3/AM3+ socket, but I Don't believe they exist.
So this means no AMD CPU's with the 3.0 Cards and Mobo's.
Why PCIE 3? there isnt a videocard alive that can push 2.0 to its limits.
jangalomph wrote:I'm deciding between an nvidia 670, 680, and 690. I mean how much better is a 690? The price is absurd. But if it was worth it in the long run, I'd save for it.
Price/quality for high end cards is never good. Look up some benchmarks to see the difference, see for yourself if you are willing to pay the difference.
jangalomph wrote:Then, I know absolutely NOTHING, about Intel processors. I'd want one that's at least 3.6+ ghz and Below the $300 mark.
If your sole criteria is the number of ghz then i understand how you know nothing about intel processors
Basically, the intel processors come in two flavours, ivy bridge and sandy bridge, each having three distict levels:
Higher = faster & more expensive. The i5 is the perfect gaming processor, i3 is for the less enthusiastic gamers and i7 is usually better than a comparable i5, but has more cores or HT making it less useful for games but a lot more useful for threaded apps. (there are exceptions, as always, see below).
The only decision you need to make is whether you want to overclock or not. The i2500k (2500=version, k=unlocked) is probably the best overclocking cpu at the time, it overclocks like crazy. If you care less for overclocking get an ivy bridge cpu (newer version of the sandy bridge architecture), they are a little
faster and about as expensive.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Bridgehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivy_Bridge ... tecture%29
though i dont know how far 1500 wil take you or what you want to do with your pc, get a i2500k, 8gb of ram, and the best videocard you can afford. And, if budget allows, get an ssd.