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Hey guys, im (maybe) planning to go from Intel to AMD, and thats because i find it more cheaper and i heard great stories about it.

My current processor ,ram and mobo is Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2,33ghz, and 4GB DDR2 800mhz and a simple Foxconn G31MX-K motherboard.

Now im planning on buying these parts of hardware... (Dutch prices, including VAT)

AMD Phenom II X4 945 Black Edition AM3 3.4GHZ €109,78
ASUS M4A78LT-M LE €42,42
Kingston 4GB ValueRAM 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM (Kit of 2) €31,75

Would it really make a difference in performance?

This "upgrade" will cost me around 184,- euros.

And if i can get something cheaper and better, what would you recommend, thanks community <3
Edited by battleaxe231 - 6/8/11 at 12:43pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by battleaxe231;13799861 
Hey guys, im (maybe) planning to go from Intel to AMD, and thats because i find it more cheaper and i heard great stories about it.

My current processor and ram is Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2,33ghz, and 4GB DDR2 800mhz and a simple Foxconn G31MX-K motherboard.

Now im planning on buying these parts of hardware...

AMD Phenom II X4 945 Black Edition AM3 3.4GHZ €109,78
ASUS M4A78LT-M LE €42,42
Kingston 4GB ValueRAM 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM (Kit of 2) €31,75

Would it really make a difference in performance?

This "upgrade" will cost me around 184,- euros.

And if i can get something cheaper and better, what would you recommend, thanks community <3

have you thought about a 2500k with a p67 board? For the little extra outlay you can have twice the performance of the rig you mention confused.gif
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Is your Q8200 at stock?

If you can't overclock it to at least 3.8GHz the Phenom II would provide a slight performance increase.
    
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@Chewy Can you give me exact links of those hardware you have mentioned, exact motherboard, exact cpu?

@BallaTheFeared, my current mobo is not able to overclock, its @ stock.
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Unless you have to have a new rig wait for bulldozer if your going to do any AMD major updates...i.e:CPU, board, ram.
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If you can spend a little bit more buy an am3+ motherboard so u have an upgrade path in the future.
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Originally Posted by Chewy;13799895 
have you thought about a 2500k with a p67 board? For the little extra outlay you can have twice the performance of the rig you mention confused.gif

Little extra? Going for an SB build would cost twice the amount this one does. Unless you're talking about i3 2100 though..
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Buuuullllldoooozzzzeerrrr. I personally would keep your 775 stuff for a bit longer. I personally have had great performance on all of the computers I have used that had core 2 duo's in them. Bulldozer is the new AMD CPU that takes 35nm architecture into place and is supposed to blow SB out of the water. Personally that's what I would do, but you are entitled to your own decision smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by battleaxe231;13799861 
Hey guys, im (maybe) planning to go from Intel to AMD, and thats because i find it more cheaper and i heard great stories about it.

What stories? Paranormal? There's no AMD CPU that can beat any Intel i5/i7 CPU. Also 2500K is at the same price as X6 from AMD (maybe cheaper :?) and it's faster, OCing better, performs better in any game program.
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