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Welcome to the darkside OP. Surely, you see that blind loyalty does not take you anywhere. You did the intelligent choice and went where performance is. This is what most people should do. When you see people preaching to the choir how AMD this, that, etc, without even trying a SB rig, it makes you a bit sad.

When AMD is back on top, you can be sure that the rational buyers like myself will go there. Until then, I will gladly advise INTEL as they are the performance kings ... since Conroe.

OP, put that monster @ 4.6 GHz in a few CPU dependant games and compare with your AMD rig. I have used a SB rigs @ 4.8 GHz and I can feel the difference from my I7s!!! Don't get me wrong, my I7s are amazing!
Thanks for the comment, you basically said what I was thinking.

This is what I said in another post trying to help someone deciding if it was worth the the move to intel or not

"The only reason why I would upgrade your system right now is if you have no faith in the AMD line of Bulldozers and the rest that are coming out. If you upgrade to an Intel setup, I highly doubt the Ivy will be a let down. This is not a amd vs intel, but rather more about future proof. I had a1090T that was great! But I only bought the mother board because of the Bulldozer Now I am not confident in the upcoming line up of AMD processors so I went ahead and got me an Intel board and CPU and will be putting my other AMD board and CPU on EBAY while it is still only a month old and not to lose out on too much money."
    
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Thanks for the comment, you basically said what I was thinking.

This is what I said in another post trying to help someone deciding if it was worth the the move to intel or not

"The only reason why I would upgrade your system right now is if you have no faith in the AMD line of Bulldozers and the rest that are coming out. If you upgrade to an Intel setup, I highly doubt the Ivy will be a let down. This is not a amd vs intel, but rather more about future proof. I had a1090T that was great! But I only bought the mother board because of the Bulldozer Now I am not confident in the upcoming line up of AMD processors so I went ahead and got me an Intel board and CPU and will be putting my other AMD board and CPU on EBAY while it is still only a month old and not to lose out on too much money."
Exactly. I just didn't have the cash flow to buy the Intel rig I wanted so I bought the 960T that is serving me well for 124.99 from the Egg.

I have played with the 2500K's and just love them. They totally rock.
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I'm really glad you're happy. The only thing that keeps me off Intel is the cost, and not being sure they'll stick with a socket for more than 10 minutes...
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Exactly. I just didn't have the cash flow to buy the Intel rig I wanted so I bought the 960T that is serving me well for 124.99 from the Egg.

I have played with the 2500K's and just love them. They totally rock.
I agree man, trust me I ain't made of money, but I had been out of the game and I thought I did my research well and I obviously did not do a good job. The last time I built and PC was in 2002! Things were very different then. Of course life got ahead of me and stuff like school so I kinda just disappeared from the computer scene, but now mwahahaha I am back!
    
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I'm really glad you're happy. The only thing that keeps me off Intel is the cost, and not being sure they'll stick with a socket for more than 10 minutes...
Thanks for the feedback. Look at it this way the IVY is coming out and it will use the P67 and Z68 as well so your at least looking at another couple if not more years of use. When I bought my 1090T and 990FXA mother board it cost me around $328 (free shipping). The board and chip I got now cost me $378 (including shipping). If I had read up a little better I could have avoided the whole thing and just had spend the extra 50 bucks. So now Im either waiting till I can get enough rep or sell on ebay just to make something back.
    
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I get that too with my AMD system. Must be the SSD..
So do I...
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So do I...
Glad to here that. Remember I am just comparing my system as I can't vouch for all the AMD systems out there.
    
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I definetly will! I'll try to get to some crysis tonight and download some bench marking tools. I see you are from Tucson? I used to live on Speedway and down the street from Ross Ave where AOL used to be.
Nice, I definitely know that location. Friend of mine worked at the Dakota com ISP right down the street from AOL. Small world.
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Nice, I definitely know that location. Friend of mine worked at the Dakota com ISP right down the street from AOL. Small world.
Yeah I was stationed there and lived there a couple more years after so about 6 years.
    
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I feel the same way I saw a big jump in just everything.I was a AMD guy for a long time but after I got my I2500K I am never going to go back.
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