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post #1 of 94
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I'm sure this topic has been beat to death and no intent to flame or troll here.
I'm an old school guy who used to use AMD 'back in the day' and want to build another AMD PC.
I can get a Phenom II x4 965 BE and Asus Sabertooth 990FX for $275 at Microcenter today. I'm currently running an i7 2600K rig which is great but not without it's problems.
Anyway on the plus side I for one like the AMD socket, the nice fat chips with the pins and the ease with which you just gently set the chip in the socket, pull the lever down and you know the chip is in there correctly.
Not so with the Intel socket. I mean it's not rocket science setting the chip in the socket but the amount of force required to pull down and lock the lever has never seemed right to me.
Look I know the Sandy's will blow away the Phenom's but the Sabertooth 990FX is one fine looking board and has everything I need.
Is speed the only thing to consider when choosing a system ? personally I think not.
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post #2 of 94
I agree with you, it isnt all about the speed.
Its about price/performance, getting the most out of what you pay and atm thats Intel.
post #3 of 94
As an owner of both AMD and Intel, I think it all depends on what you'll be using your system for. As long as it's sufficient for your use, can't go wrong either way.
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Originally Posted by Tokkan View Post
atm thats Intel.
at the moment yes.
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post #5 of 94
Its about price/performance as said above. At this moment, 2500k will blow any Phenom even its 1100T, it will be blown by 2500k. And price difference isn't that big.
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post #6 of 94
"but the amount of force required to pull down and lock the lever"

i never felt like it took much force lol
post #7 of 94
I would say by all means AMD but seeing as you have a 2600k unless you were getting an x6 and overclocking it or going AM3+ with bulldozer there really is no reason to switch. your i7 would easily beat an x4 unless were talking about some crazy overclocks. now a x6 can keep up with the 2600k, but the FX8000s flat out beat the 2600k and the 980x. so just saying FX8150 + sabertooth 990FX would be quite a powerful machine. Also the AM3/3+ socket has its disadvantages as well mainly about 940 little pins that can easily get bent.
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oh man.. que the fanboys! (from both camps)

i personally dont like intel because of the giant monopoly they have, the unfair competition they impose, what they've done to employs, and the antitrust laws they've broken :/

i like to compare intel users to apple users, very snarky attitudes..
EDIT: im not saying all users of a certain vendor are this way! its just,
i see it alot.. there are plenty sensible intelligent people who use both, and give good advice.
take most of those ^^ comments for example.
Edited by mickeyfuqinp - 10/5/11 at 11:21am
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post #9 of 94
Quote:
Originally Posted by mickeyfuqinp View Post
oh man.. que the fanboys! (from both camps)

i personally dont like intel because of the giant monopoly they have, the unfair competition they impose, what they've done to employs, and the antitrust laws they've broken :/

i like to compare intel users to apple users, very snarky attitudes..
Thats all well and good, but theres some of us who dont live in the stone age You can keep your athlon

Its comments like yours that cause all the trouble! you go on about fan boys then leave an idiotic fan boy comment at the end of your post, Grow up and get out!
Edited by Chewy - 10/5/11 at 11:23am
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Price is generally cheaper for AMD systems. Another thing to consider is that AMD's sockets generally stay the same for much longer than Intel. This means you can usually upgrade your CPU two generations down the line without needing to buy all new components.

Both have their advantages and there are fans on both sides. Having used both myself (and owning both right now) I don't think there is much real world difference in day to day usage for an average consumer.
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