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post #11 of 29
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Hey..don't discount AMD..here lemme show ya something..
this is a 5 ghz 2500k ...and a 4.3 ghz zosma..i had my videocard gimped on the amd run..and IDE selected cuz i like to run xp
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Basically 1/10 point of difference..Maybe because of the 5 ghz thing..
But the AMD is much faster in day-to-day tasks
With the Intel chips..you click something..and it takes 10-20 seconds to pop up
with the AMD..It's about 1/2 second
i honestly think you have no idea what you're talking about.
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post #12 of 29
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WEI says AMD is better, must be true!
Id check your system. No modern processor, AMD or Intel, should take 10-20 seconds for "something" (makes it sound like ANYTHING? even a browser or word processing document?) to open.

It's always the browser..and programs.Same setup on both systems.Same HDD on both systems even.
Actually..WEI says 5ghz 2500k is 1/10 better.Not enough to compensate for the day-to-day laggy stuff IMO.
Overall the AMD feels snappier..takes 2-3 seconds longer to boot into windows every time,though.
This can add up if you reboot 50x in a couple hours rolleyes.gif
 
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post #13 of 29
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Well, here is a rebuild. All components are the same except the mobo and CPU.

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-2600K 3.40 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155

Motherboard: [CrossFireX/SLI] Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 Intel Z68 Chipset ATX Mainboard w/ BT GO! Lucid Virtu, Intel SRT, UEFI BIOS & 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 4x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen3 PCIe X16, 1 Gen2 PCIe X16, 2 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI

It's only an extra $100. Unfortunately, coming home (hopefully in another 2-3 months, we shall see) will only constitute more classes, training, and less free time than before the deployment. I plan to make this rig a ongoing project. Though, I am going to try to price all of this just to see the difference. Most likely, I go with the cyberpowerpc.com assembly just to ensure that I have a computer waiting on me when I get home that I can get on immediately. Any thoughts on the new build?
post #14 of 29
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I also hear that their should be some new CPUs unveiling at the end of the month. Do y'all think it is worth the gamble to hold out on the new stock?
post #15 of 29
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I also hear that their should be some new CPUs unveiling at the end of the month. Do y'all think it is worth the gamble to hold out on the new stock?

Well you might want to wait for Ivy Bridge but I think the biggest increase for it is IGP not actual CPU performance. New AMD CPUs are based on Bulldozer- same exact thing so I wouldn't bother. If it was Piledriver that could be another story.

Why don't you consider i7 3820 + a relatively inexpensive board like the Biostar Tpower X79. It would give you more PCI-E lanes and PCI-E 3 compatibility right off the bat (1155 you need gen3 motherboard with Ivy Bridge installed) and then you can always upgrade to Ivy Bridge E. You can still overclock on the 3820, you get 4 multiplier bumps and various BCLK options making 4.5ghz+ no sweat.
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post #16 of 29
My advice, just wait. New products from both companies will most likely have been released by the time you get back. Oh and there is ZERO reason to go for socket 2011. I don't know why people are even suggesting it.
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My advice, just wait. New products from both companies will most likely have been released by the time you get back. Oh and there is ZERO reason to go for socket 2011. I don't know why people are even suggesting it.

lol?

The 3820 is around the same price as 2600k/2700k. X79 boards can be had for about the same price as mid to upper end Z68 boards. Everything else on the platform can be the same and the 3820 setup pans out to be not that much more expensive. Immediately, you get more PCI-E lanes, PCI-E 3.0 compatibility, and sometimes a better feature set on the motherboard. In the future, you could upgrade to Ivy Bridge-E (22nm hexacore+ monsters) or even a used 3930k 6 core or whatever. If you go 1155 you're stuck with only Ivy Bridge (up to 4 core/8 thread) and less PCI-E lanes. X79 is the true enthusiast platform and the 3820 is the spiritual successor to the i7 920. If building new I think it would be quite silly to rule X79 out. And just because 3820 doesn't have a K doesn't mean you can't overclock smile.gif 2011 lets you adjust BCLK unlike 1155 where you really couldn't do much (only a few mhz).
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post #18 of 29
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Dopamin3, unfortunately even with the least expensive mobo I could find (keep in mind I'm still planning on getting this assembled for me) I couldn't get it into my price range with the 3820. It looks tempting, but I think that will be a project for yet another time. Hey, who says I can't build my own system one day when my life isn't a hurricane?
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I also hear that their should be some new CPUs unveiling at the end of the month. Do y'all think it is worth the gamble to hold out on the new stock?

Yes
 
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I really think theres no point in buying it now and having it sit at home collecting dust. Ordering later will always get you more for the same amount of money. Usually waiting for things to come out is not a good idea since theres always something coming out, but since you wont even be using the system I see no point in buying now.
    
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