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The ROG board is definitely over kill, my point is that it's so cheap right now that an entry level intel offering doesn't male sense. Put it this way, a Coolermaster V6 GT is about what the difference equals, so really it's negligible if you consider what the whole systyem costs, lol!
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There's nothing wrong with AMD chips.

They are not as far behind as reviews make them out to be when over clocked.

Most sites that show over clocked results do not over clock the north bridge at all which is wrong as over clocking the north bridge makes more a difference then overclocking the CPU itself does.

Sandy Bridge is very nice but I personally refuse to buy a brand new platform in the year 2011 that can't offer SLI/CF at x16/x16.
This is said very well-and simple, i will stay with AMD simply becuz of the options/performance/price.

For those who need to say my bench mark is higher, so be it, for thoses who want a ROCKING rig and save a few bucks, AMD all the way.
    
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Whats wrong with being able to play games fine, AND save a boatload of money at the same time?

also, shop with your inner nerd, not your eyes bro.
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There's nothing wrong with AMD chips.

They are not as far behind as reviews make them out to be when over clocked.

Most sites that show over clocked results do not over clock the north bridge at all which is wrong as over clocking the north bridge makes more a difference then overclocking the CPU itself does.

Sandy Bridge is very nice but I personally refuse to buy a brand new platform in the year 2011 that can't offer SLI/CF at x16/x16. I know it's because Intel moved the PCIEX lanes onto the CPU die but's it's still unacceptable.
Enlighten me on the Northbridge statement. I don't believe it makes any more of a difference than CPU overclocking does. But I agree that it is important and should be overclocked linearly to make use of the CPU overclock.
post #15 of 95
well on forget 1155 can do ivy also 1155 with pci-e 3.0 win win. amd has been lower clock to clock to intel for years now, mite want to get intel , but @ cost mite not care to go amd.
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Enlighten me on the Northbridge statement. I don't believe it makes any more of a difference than CPU overclocking does. But I agree that it is important and should be overclocked linearly to make use of the CPU overclock.
If you over clock both the CPU and Northbridge by 30% each you'll see more of a performance boost from the Northbridge.

Infact see this
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This is said very well-and simple, i will stay with AMD simply becuz of the options/performance/price.

For those who need to say my bench mark is higher, so be it, for thoses who want a ROCKING rig and save a few bucks, AMD all the way.
This was my reasoning from the begining. I've always held this opinion, and the SLI/Crossfire is just one of the things that bugs me about the Intel platform. I'm aware that in performance terms its negligible, but it still costs the same and it grates me.

One of the reasons I wanted to ask the community here about this is that this forum us super busy, and I think generally the opinions on here are more varied than on our local forums. I'm not so worried about spending a bit more on the ROG board than on a cheaper AMD board, I can afford the ROG board and the rig will still make my budget. What nags at me is spending similar money on an Intel board and getting less for it and an intel rig in general comes out more expensive.

Obviously if the AMD system was plain bad that'd be different, but if it can at least keep up and even possibly go toe to toe with the Intel when the new chips come out then suddenly the Intel platform doesn't shine so brightly anymore, at least in my opinion...
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The ROG board is definitely over kill, my point is that it's so cheap right now that an entry level intel offering doesn't male sense. Put it this way, a Coolermaster V6 GT is about what the difference equals, so really it's negligible if you consider what the whole systyem costs, lol!
What other boards are in your market?

Here the ROG Intel board is $355 while a Pro or Extreme4 GEN3 (PCIe 3.0) are $175 and $165 respectively.

    
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well on forget 1155 can do ivy also 1155 with pci-e 3.0 win win. amd has been lower clock to clock to intel for years now, mite want to get intel , but @ cost mite not care to go amd.
Cost of Ivy Bridge stuff is unknown yet.
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This was my reasoning from the begining. I've always held this opinion, and the SLI/Crossfire is just one of the things that bugs me about the Intel platform. I'm aware that in performance terms its negligible, but it still costs the same and it grates me.

One of the reasons I wanted to ask the community here about this is that this forum us super busy, and I think generally the opinions on here are more varied than on our local forums. I'm not so worried about spending a bit more on the ROG board than on a cheaper AMD board, I can afford the ROG board and the rig will still make my budget. What nags at me is spending similar money on an Intel board and getting less for it and an intel rig in general comes out more expensive.

Obviously if the AMD system was plain bad that'd be different, but if it can at least keep up and even possibly go toe to toe with the Intel when the new chips come out then suddenly the Intel platform doesn't shine so brightly anymore, at least in my opinion...

I think you have made your choice

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