The question is, though, which CPU shall I get? I'm torn between intel's G850 (2 cores, 2.9ghz, together with usb3/sata3 mobo it is around ~470PLN) and the new AMD Athlon x4 750k (3.4ghz, 4 cores, together with usb3/sata3 mobo it is ~550PLN). So far all the tests show that G850 is pretty much on par or a little bit better than Athlon x4 in terms of gaming, athlon has higher TDP as well.
The thing is, the rig is not going to be used in any games except for GW 2. And there are no specific tests that mention how Athlon copes with as CPU-hungry game as GW 2. I should also mention that the Athlon is unlocked, so the overclocking is possible. Tests show that it runs on 4.4ghz stable without increasing TDP a lot.
What would you guys choose?
PS. PLN - currency used in Poland. 1 euro = 4 pln, give or take.
Edited by qbar24, 24 November 2012 - 01:09 AM.