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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by blooddragon88, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. blooddragon88 New Member

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    hey guys i'm planing on making a new pc now i'm a little conflicted on which processor i should get the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz or the Intel® Core™ i7 940 the amd is 295.99 and i can get the i7 for 149.99 also amd only supports dual channel ddr3 while i7 will support triple channel ddr3 what would be better performance wise for gaming/music editing thx for you help
     
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    Gaming and music editing? i7. Is that a typo on the price though? The 940 for 149.99 is a steal, I wouldn't even bother asking anyone else :laugh:
     
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    ya its right i work for geek squad at best buy so im sighed up for intel retail edge it exclusive :p they have a special promotion for the i7 i just have to wait 6 weeks for it 2 ship which is murder
     
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    thing is i see alot of bench marks making the amd better which i find weird so im a little confused on it
     
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    What reviews/benchmarks have you read that puts the 1090T ahead of the 940? What I have read is pretty much the opposite which is one reason I did not move to the 1090T when I had the opportunity.
     
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    jus various ones that i have Google searched that's how i found this sight i get mixed reviews on them both
     
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    With the i7 being $100 cheaper I think it is the option unless you cannot get a good deal on the rest of the components. With a good OC the i7 will be a monster.
     
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    well price doesnt matter to me i jus want whats every gonna perform better
     
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    im only getting the processor at a deal i have to buy the mobo online the rest i can get at best buy with employee discount :D
     
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    Get AMD and a 8 series board. Sandy Bridge will not work with the 1366 socket but Bulldozer should be backward compatible with an AM3 since it is suppose to be on AM3r2 (probably marketed as AM3+).

    Just make sure you don't skimp on the board and you'll be sitting pretty good when Bulldozer arrives. Probably something like the Asus Crosshair IV.
     

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