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Upgrade to Intel or Amd

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by titan_zero, May 21, 2008.

  1. titan_zero

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    Hello friends

    I think at a critical time to upgrade my system, but I am a fan of for years amd my dilemma is as follows
    I have two options or purchase a phenom amd 9850 with the 780th asus or buy intel q9300 with asus ASUS P5E LGA 775 Intel X38
    I have always been a eceptic of intel cpu but I think the situation has changed dramatically'm the type of user who mostly play in the pc
    which would be the most balanced for a $ 20 can buy additional platform intel

    thanks ........:banghead:
     
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    Maybe wait a few weeks if you can , prices of the intel cream crop should drop drastically then you can pick one of em.
     
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    Intel has price drops coming soon so i would wait a few more weeks. On a side note though i would definitely go with the intel system.
     
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    Depends really if you are planning to OC I say go AMD for its all around lower prices. If you feel you may get the bug to OC and try for top honor on a score list, or just get a smile for seeing what can be done, I say spring a little extra loot and go Intel.
     
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    I would say Intel, after using a fairly new AMD set up for the past few months, I just switched to Intel and have seen some pretty impressive performance increases when running a system that on paper looks like it should be slower.
     
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    otherwise forget to mention that this motherboard supports ati crossfire as nvidia sli
     
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    i'd grab the intel system, but as others have said, it would be wise to wait a tad for the price drops
     
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    I'd say Intel in about 3 weeks or so like so many others have said...............
     
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    I would wait for a small price drop and grab an Intel system, as AMD is ok, but Intel beats the socks of AMD.
     
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    Q9300!!! The phenoms suck for benchmarking somehow.
     
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    +1. Or you could've said beats the "sockets" off of AMD. :laugh:
     
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    go intel, read sig ...
     
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    I'd go intel.
     
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    Intel for sure they have some more price cuts in store very soon too so its a great time.
     
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    I know that intel is the fav right now, but one reason for considering AMD is that it may be a better choice in terms of upgrading your system i.e. upcoming AM3 are supposed to work on AM2+ boards, while intel socket 775 is nearing its end and will be replaced by a new platform. I don't have confirmation of AM2+/AM3 compatibility but i read before that it should work. If that kind of future-proofing is important to you consider AMD. But i would put off the upgrade till the end of the year and see what nehalem and AM3 brings to the table.
     
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    AM2 is ending it's life soon also.
    The am2/am3 computability is backward though, not forward. (As far as I know at least)
     
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    like my friends just wait
     
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    Their both good, take your pick. You will not be unhappy w/ either.:D
     
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    asus P5K-E or Asrock Penryn1600 motherboard (both good, both can OC to 400FSB, one is SLI one is crossfire) combined with a Q9300 (quad core) or E8400 (dual core)

    Pair that with 2GB ram (i'd suggest 800-1000MHz ram) and you'll have a beastly machine.
     
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    Intel all the way. The phenom is still based on older technology and until AMD gets something better, Intel is the way to go.
     
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    I think you are talking about AM2, not AM2+. i remember reading about it: one can use an AM3 CPU in AM2 board, but can't use AM2 CPU in an AM3 board. I think with AM2+, one can use an AM3 CPU with an AM2+ mobo, which would make sense since an AM3 CPU could be used in AM2 board. I know it's confusing, but it something worth thinking about if you want an upgrade path.
     
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