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post #11 of 21
the switch from your current cpu to the 965 ... yes going be an upgrade...

would anyone on OCN do it? NO!

I know people told you to save up and buy another cpu ... but then i know you are constraint to upgrading your motherboard and ram also if you go that route.

If you aren't in a hurry...than yes just save up another 200-300 dollars ... and by that time the 'real' upgrade stuff will come out =)
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post #12 of 21
Wow!!!!! So why is AMD still in business if intel is so much better? Do what you want, Its good to ask questions and get opinions, its another way of learning. I perfer AMD, to me its not about having the best, but make the best out of what I have and can afford!
post #13 of 21
Take your cash, keep it, save it, throw it down the toilet in some weeks on the new FX processor instead
Or whatever upgrade platform you choose. Just my recommendation. Not really any worth going Athlon II to Phenom II, plus the power consumption will be approaching or exceeding safe limits on those VRMs.
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by KEITHRH12 View Post
Wow!!!!! So why is AMD still in business if intel is so much better? Do what you want, Its good to ask questions and get opinions, its another way of learning. I perfer AMD, to me its not about having the best, but make the best out of what I have and can afford!
I totally agree with what you said. Im loving that post.
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I totally agree with what you said. Im loving that post.
That why I got into overclocking my hardware, I couldn't afford the newest and greatest, so I made do with what I have, push it to the limit.

Thanks
Edited by KEITHRH12 - 8/18/11 at 3:38pm
post #16 of 21
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Edited by aaronmonto - 8/23/11 at 9:22pm
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Your board's VRM+MOSFETs are naked.
More importantly it's only a 3+1 setup with only a handful of fets per phase.
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post #18 of 21
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I'm not going to go into why there are different companies and why companies compete with eachother because capitalism isn't impossibly difficult to figure out (in my opinion), but the OP is talking about performance, and the fact of the matter is a Phenom II X4 won't provide a significant performance boost over an Athlon II X4, while a Nehalem or Sandy Bridge processor would.

Also, while I don't see any genuine counterpoint here, Intel really is quite a lot better. AMD has been 2-3 years, a generational difference, behind Intel performance-wise since 2006. As far as bang-for-the-buck goes, Intel has consistently been the better choice for budgets of over $800 as well... Less than what most of us spend.



*couldn't
couldn't and your mistake was "each other"
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post #19 of 21
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Edited by aaronmonto - 8/23/11 at 9:22pm
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post #20 of 21
That I COULDN'T afford the latest and greatest out there, so I went with what I could afford. That not to hard to understand. AMD was is my budget. And as far as AMD/Intel goes, omg intel has the edge. WOW! So I make due with what I have, and push it as far as I can.

You have gotten way off post! Would the CPU be an upgrade for him, yes, it is a better CPU, now is it worth it, to some no, but to other yes, it just depends on where you are coming from. For some 50-100 bucks is alot of money, I can understand wanting to invest that the best way possible. If we all had endless funds, then we would all have high end rigs. But thats not the way it is, we all have to deal with life on life's terms.
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