I can cope with a minor upgrade for effectively free. Obviously I will run superpi 1m to compare to the intel quad, are there any other benchmarks anyone would be interested in seeing before I pass on the old rig? I will try 57x0 frankenfire on both motherboards, as well as the 6850. I'm not expecting much but the AMD clocks higher for a start.
I appreciate the responses, but there was no i5 option just now. I had to go for this as it might be faster, I get a shiny new toy, and I help a mate out with a quad. OK to close the thread now if a mod sees this, unless I turn it into a comparisson thread for anyone else that is upgrading out of date kit with other out of date kit
edit: This comparisson to SB pleases me :Edited by Mule - 1/31/12 at 2:06am