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Okay so im a little rusty in the gaming department for PC's as i haven't owned/built a gaming rig since the Geforce 7 cards came out.

I was wondering which would be better usually everyone says intel but...

I am considering getting the Phenom II x4 955

or the

Intel quad q8300

I've always been a fan of AMD so i may go for it, but price for price if the performance is more than marginal i'll pay the extra 5$ and get the Q8300

Thank you. anyone who answers gets a thank you EXCEPT for flame bait.
 

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The 955 is better.
 

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Ok thanks, thats what i thought just wasn't sure.

This is the set up im getting

Motherboard

RAM

CPU

and the video card and PSU in my specs.

My limit is 350 for RAM,CPU, and Motherboard. so if you know of any changes i should do it'd be awesome!
 
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The AMD is awesome with the L3 cache wish I wasnt so locked into 775 Id def go with that chip.

The Q draws less power but isnt as powerful hahah
 
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Id go with this RAM
 

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Looks good. I'd go with another motherboard personally maybe the same one that erocker has. He has absolutely no complaints with it and it is a good oc'er can't remember the name of it though.
 

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ADATA RAM is usually top notch plus with that speed you've got some OC headroom

Ive never bought corsair which is kind of weird....ive tried everything else haha

edit i just got some dominators from Marcam...THEY ROCK!!! I thought they were crucial
 

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Looks good. I'd go with another motherboard personally maybe the same one that erocker has. He has absolutely no complaints with it and it is a good oc'er can't remember the name of it though.
Only problem is the motherboard he has is out of my total price range.:cry:
 

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ADATA RAM is usually top notch plus with that speed you've got some OC headroom

Ive never bought corsair which is kind of weird....ive tried everything else haha
Never tried ADATA Ram but it's been years since i built a fast pc so i'll give it a shot! thanks:rockout:
 

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955 is faster but if you like to save some cash and think q8300 is fast enough then get Athlon II 620 it is cheaper and overclocks well. Best bang for the buck. Of course it is not match for PII 955 lacking the L3 cache.
 

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"Only problem is that i heard with onboard VGA even disabled it makes the chip run hotter. I'm all about saving money as long as it doesn't effect performance "

Well its another circuit near the socket so that would make sense


Originally Posted by JrRacinFan View Post
Another board to look at may be the C45

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130228

I hear the 770 chipsets run warmer than other AMD chipsets.
....what does easy oc mean??? that my be a option-less bios if you're looking to tweak things


THIS BOARD IS NICE AND SUPPORTS CROSSX
 

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Isn't that a downgrade from the motherboard i just posted?
 
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Yeah I was posting while you posted it haha...it has onboard hdmi save on the shipping get a better board that works!!

I think you could do hybrid crossfire not sure though
 

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What would the performace lost be if i went with the 925 (this was my original choice except its not the black edition)
 

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You are welcome. :)
 

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Okay so you found me an awesome deal i will ship you one of these items that i own.

I WILL PM you with the items, it aint much but it's spare stuff around the computer shop.
 

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You don't have to do that man. But in all fairness, if you wish.
 

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Got all my parts in in less than 24 hours!!

that was fast from new egg ordered it at 2pm yesterday got it in at 12pm today.

I love living in NJ (thats where one of there warehouses are)

Running benchmarks after i install the new o/s etc.

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