Which processor?

abowlofrice

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Please help me select the CPU based on its performance, no opinions on brand or quality please.

Here is the intel one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116072

Here is the AMD one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103773

I know that many people favor Intel over AMD so AMD tends to be cheaper for the same performance (correct me if im wrong), I'm I right?

Also, I play games like World of Warcraft and WC3, will either of these make it possible to get 60FPS on MAX settings with a 9800gtx or possible 260gt? I might play more demanding games like Crysis in the future, will these processors be able to support those games?
 

rohan23

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What exactly is your budget? What size monitor do you play on? What motherboard are you planning to buy? Both of these cards will bottleneck a 260.
 

abowlofrice

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budge is under 800, 19inch monitor, an average motherboard? or perhaps you can suggest one. How good of a cpu will i need to not bottleneck a 260.
 

Atomic Rooster

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The AMD X2 6000+ is a better performer than the E5200 in most gaming applications.

If you're building a new rig, I would suggest going with the new Phenom II or Core 2 Duo processors as they offer much more performance than the Athlon X2 and dual core Pentium processors.
 

rohan23

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Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103471

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130136

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166

Hard Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218

GPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127414

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341019

The total is $663. You have your choice of any case you prefer. This is pretty much overkill for Diablo and Starcraft, but it gives you a lot of headroom to upgrade in the future and play demanding games with ease.
 

Holysky

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i wouldn't get that MOBO you would then need to spend like 120 dollars on ddr3 RAM
 
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