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Originally Posted by Jmvars View Post

How about if I add the fact that I am an AMD fanboy?

I have been a big AMD fan for years. Going though the Athlon XP 2000+, 64 3500+, X2 4400+, X2 6000+ and even had a Unlocked Athlon x3 (quad phenom with cache) I have great respect for AMD. But Ever since the Core2Quad's AMD has been playing catch up. My old Q9550 @ 4.08ghz will still out bench a phenom II @ 4.2ghz, but not my much. While it was extremely good performance for its price during the first core i7 series, offering C2Q performance for near half the cost. It just can't keep up with these newer sandy bridge chips, Lower power usage and faster single thread performance.

But with Bulldozer lowering single thread performance really hurts its gaming performance. It's generally slower for gaming then a closely clocked phenom II X4 in games, and can't even handle CF/SLI with high end cards. Intel is just the way to go right now, they almost beat them on every price level now. Wait for PileDriver to fix the bulldozer problems, AMD did the same thing with the first gen Phenom while the Phenom II was great. Just late to the market.
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Intel Core i7 2600K @4.8ghz Asrock p67 Extreme4 GTX1080 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB 9-11-11-31 2133MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
3x 640 WD blacks Raid 0 Mushkin Enhanced Reactor 512GB SSD Sandisk 1TB SSD Samsung 470 Series 128GB SSD 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
XSPC Raystorm Windows 10 64bit Microboard m340clz 100hz 3440x1440 Corsair K70 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
TX850 HAF922 Logitech G502 Creative Sound Blaster Z  
AudioAudioAudio
Elac B6 & Dayton Audio SUB-800 Yamaha HTR-5790 Audio Technica ATH-A700 headphones 
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Q9550 @ 4GHZ Gigabyte EP45 UD3P GTX470 4GB OCZ Reaper 1150mhz 
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