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post #31 of 44
I'm pretty new to this as well, but from what I've read, this cpu unlocks and overclocks very good (given its paired with a correct motherboard) for a low price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103846
post #32 of 44
the 955.
but that's a biased opinion...im not gunna lie
to be honest, you should look up intel and AMD future chips and base it off of that.
AMD has the Bulldozer coming along which is an eight core processor. it has a lot of AMD fans (specially me) all riled up.

not really sure what Intel is coming out with...i keep hearing something about ivory-bridge but i haven't looked into it so i dunno what the hell it is.
post #33 of 44
I'd go with the Quad.
Therefore AMD.
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i cant understand one thing 955 being quad is crushed by the dual core i3 ??? y is that and both are 45 nm structure. i m still confused about this
which will be more power consuming amd or intel
Edited by Tarun - 8/11/11 at 3:23pm
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i cant understand one thing 955 being quad is cursed by the dual core i3 ??? y is that and both are 45 nm structure. i m still confused about this
The I3 is 32nm.. Soon to be 22nm
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i cant understand one thing 955 being quad is crushed by the dual core i3 ??? y is that and both are 45 nm structure. i m still confused about this
which will be more power consuming amd or intel
The i3 is going to be faster in most gaming because of the faster clock for clock instructions. The only exception would be if the game just happens to favor AMD CPU's. The i3 is still going to be seen as a quad core by the game anyway due to the HT.

The AMD is also going to consume a LOT more power. 125w quad core from AMD (at stock), or 65w dual core with HT, and the i3 actually only uses about 40w at load, 65w after overclock.
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post #37 of 44
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thanx pionner got that perfectly but can u explain me the ht part u told
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The i3 is still going to be seen as a quad core by the game anyway due to the HT.
post #38 of 44
Why are we not suggesting the 1st gen i3's (1156) that are overclockable for this sort of build? Sure the chipset is basically dead but upgrade to i7 is possible still, and they push 4.0+ghz oc's all the time.

Shoot combos like this are a dime a dozeni3 540 + MSI mobo 176$ its newer tech than the phenom II chips still
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post #39 of 44
*leans in a little closer because I'm in an identical situation as OP*

@Tarun: The i3 2100 has HT (HyperThreading) which is basically two more 'virtual' cores. So in a way, it acts like a quad core.

I'm a n00b and that was an extremely poor explanation...
But you get the gist of it, right?
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thanx froogle
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