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Dilemma: Core i7 920 or Phenom II 955

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Yukikaze, Apr 23, 2009.

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What would you guys get ?

  1. Intel Core i7 920 + 3x2Gb DDR3

    53.3%
  2. AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition + 4x2Gb DDR3

    46.7%
  1. farlex85

    farlex85 New Member

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    Could be not sold anymore, but at this rate it will still be a very valid and potent platform for a number of home uses (gaming and pretty much anything that doesn't utilize multiple cores very effectively).
     
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    interesting thought... are c2Q mobos about 100$? how much does it cost for a c2q that is equivalent to a PII 940BE (preferably both OCed)
     
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    Good OC boards start around $100, if you want good cf or sli though it gets closer to $200. The Q9400 is roughly equivalent to the PII 940 (both OC'd to the same speed the Q9400 pulls ahead). The PII is cheaper right now in most places by a decent bit (Q9400 is around $210 or so, PII 940 around $180).
     
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    Binge Overclocking Surrealism

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    I hope people don't think I was giving up on my support for the i7 by saying Assassin has an interesting perspective ;). Whichever proc the OP decides on he'll have to decide on a few things. Does he want to spend new money on tech that competes with yesterday's tech, or invest in the most innovative processor/chipset for the personal computing?

    I'm not trying to bash anyone or be cocky...

    LGA 1366/x58 offers high speed overclocking, a large memory bandwidth, SLI and Crossfire without spending a premium, and 8 threads for multi-threaded apps and multi tasking.
     
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    in that case I think PII wins over C2Q...

    is it worth 200$ more (350 vs 550) over a PII 940? maybe... but for gaming needs I believe a 720BE is the best choice

    I just think that i7 is the new tech as you said, but that that new tech is just 550$ over the 350$... and if you wait, maybe the 955 will hit the 200$ mark?
     
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    If I want to save money while buying a "gaming" rig.. E8400, some cheap cas 4 ddr2 800 and something like a Blood Iron motherboard will suit me just fine. The whole premise that you are comparing i7 to AM3 makes me want to throw up at you. I chose the AMD route in the poll since it's cheaper. WTF does 1-10 fps matter when you are playing with 100's of fps already? Plus, no one should have the need to justify their purchases. Some of you arguing in this thread about it might as well get married and argue on who should wear the dress.
     
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    shouldnt it be throw up on you? :laugh::laugh:

    I have some 8gb ddr2 ocz for 75 in my fs thread in my sig :D
     
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That's nice. :rolleyes: I love it when my point is completely missed. I don't have very good puke aim.
     
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    Binge Overclocking Surrealism

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    It's so revolting it's projectile. ERock's in a funk??
     
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Kinda... I'm listening to some James Brown right now.. He doesn't know what i7's are! :eek:
     

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