Windows 10: 3 Questions about the i5 Processor for Gaming

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       21 Apr 2016 #31

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    AMD FX series are very good processors and are much more affordable.
    well, gosh darn it @BunnyJ read above
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  2.    21 Apr 2016 #32

    MrNeeds said: View Post
    well, gosh darn it @BunnyJ read above
    I totally agree with your post. AMD makes great chips for a great price.
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  3.    21 Apr 2016 #33

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    I totally agree with your post. AMD makes great chips for a great price.
    I've read and heard horror stories about AMD chips. That's why in staying away from them until they fix them. For now I'll be buying the Nvidia 970.
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  4.    21 Apr 2016 #34

    MrNeeds said: View Post
    I'm rocking mostly 8 year old hardware and I'm running some games at decent framerates, nothing to shout home about, I can play fallout 4 at medium settings at 40-50 fps at 1080p, I know I need to upgrade, but the CPU isn't the be all and end all of gaming, if you want a CPU that will be playing the latest games in 5 years time, get one that is OP now, if you are planning to upgrade in 3 years time, get one that will be sufficient for the job, cooling is not a problem unless you are overclocking, and overclocking WILL reduce the lifespan of your CPU, keep that in mind, if I were in your boots, I would get an AMD system and save your money for a decent GPU

    MrNeeds.......

    There is a lot to be said about your recommendation for an AMD system with more GPU power.........

    I have built some very nice AMD systems and thinking about putting one together for the wife for her next system......
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  5.    21 Apr 2016 #35

    ruzzi said: View Post
    I've read and heard horror stories about AMD chips. That's why in staying away from them until they fix them. For now I'll be buying the Nvidia 970.
    There will always be Intel Fan Boys (and gals) ready to flame AMD.........LOL

    One of the best gaming systems I put together was on the ASUS Crosshair V board with a ASUS ROG Matrix GTX-580......been a couple years ago but I am thinking that system will still rock the games of today.....

    Here is the link to the review of the board I did for ASUS when I was reviewing for them and moderating on their ROG forum......

    Crosshair V Review
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  6.    21 Apr 2016 #36

    You're wrong. I'm no fan to Nvidia, AMD or anything else. I could care less about those brands. The only thing I'm a fanboy of is me. I'd rather be safe than sorry cuz its my money and no one else's. That's why I'm getting the Nvidia 970 cuz of the bad press about AMD. Its not my fault some guys are romantically fixated on certain brands.
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  7.    21 Apr 2016 #37

    kipper said: View Post
    There will always be Intel Fan Boys (and gals) ready to flame AMD.........LOL

    One of the best gaming systems I put together was on the ASUS Crosshair V board with a ASUS ROG Matrix GTX-580......been a couple years ago but I am thinking that system will still rock the games of today.....

    Here is the link to the review of the board I did for ASUS when I was reviewing for them and moderating on their ROG forum......

    Crosshair V Review
    I have Both AMD and Intel in the real world you will not notice much in gaming but video decompression you will notice big time programs that need CPU power you will see it but other than this AMD chips are alright i have a FX8320E I bought for $100.00 coupled with a GTX 970G1 so i mean they run just not the best benchmark scores but Benchmarks don't mean all that
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  8.    21 Apr 2016 #38

    ruzzi said: View Post
    You're wrong. I'm no fan to Nvidia, AMD or anything else. I could care less about those brands. The only thing I'm a fanboy of is me. I'd rather be safe than sorry cuz its my money and no one else's. That's why I'm getting the Nvidia 970 cuz of the bad press about AMD. Its not my fault some guys are romantically fixated on certain brands.
    lol Spot on
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  9.    21 Apr 2016 #39

    MrNeeds said: View Post
    I' if you want a CPU that will be playing the latest games in 5 years time, get one that is OP now,

    overclocking WILL reduce the lifespan of your CPU, keep that in mind,
    With all due respect, don't you think what you said is contradictory? On one hand you said I should get a CPU that's OP, which I assume is overclockable to remain current for next 5 years. On the other hand you said overclocking will reduce the life of the CPU.

    So overall we're back to square one on whether I should buy either the non-clockable CPU or the clockable one.

    I honestly believe I should get the clockable CPU so I can overclock it to keep up with more demanding games in the future for the next 4 - 5 years.
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  10.    22 Apr 2016 #40

    ruzzi said: View Post
    With all due respect, don't you think what you said is contradictory? On one hand you said I should get a CPU that's OP, which I assume is overclockable to remain current for next 5 years. On the other hand you said overclocking will reduce the life of the CPU.

    So overall we're back to square one on whether I should buy either the non-clockable CPU or the clockable one.

    I honestly believe I should get the clockable CPU so I can overclock it to keep up with more demanding games in the future for the next 4 - 5 years.
    That would be the best choice in the end you'll end up selling yourself short if you don't

    Look at it as a Investment for the future
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