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Poll Results: Which Do You Prefer/think is better? Intel or AMD

 
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post #21 of 70
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Originally Posted by zer0d3gree View Post

i was looking at this barebone kit ( http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2406873 ). while i have heard that these kits can be a ripoff, i am open to buying the parts separately as well (either way i will buy a different psu) it does have the Z77 chipset and i will defiantly buy a motherboard that supports that.

I would part out the build that way you are ensured your buying the best of the best hardware for the price. If you wish we can provide builds of what would be best to purchase for your budget. All we need is a price range your comfortable spending. In 24 hours 4-5 people should post builds you can buy that surpass that kit in quality and performance big time, for the same price range.
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post #22 of 70
Right now go Intel.

It shouldn't even be a question.

As for that poll, it is total rubbish imo to prefer one company. I think it is quite stupid to stick to one company. I buy what performs the best at the price point I'm willing to pay when I'm ready to upgrade. And that right now happens to be intel with their 2500k @ $179.99. I'm sure the 3570k will take over that spot.

And it is NOT an opinion that Intel is better. They have zero competition for the 2600k, let alone SB-E.
Edited by icehotshot - 4/23/12 at 6:43pm
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post #23 of 70
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i was planing to go with a gigabyte motherboard ( http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2406875 ), the only reason i was looking at the msi, is because at the time it was cheaper and the case that comes with the gigabyte is pretty bad.

I prefer Gigabyte motherboards over all so that kit looks better to me. I'm still not sure about the Ultra Power supply but it looks way better than the other one and it appears to come with a lifetime warranty after registration. That board is more towards the lower end of gigabytes product line so it might not overclock as well as one of the more expensive boards but it should still work fine.
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I would part out the build that way you are ensured your buying the best of the best hardware for the price. If you wish we can provide builds of what would be best to purchase for your budget. All we need is a price range your comfortable spending. In 24 hours 4-5 people should post builds you can buy that surpass that kit in quality and performance big time, for the same price range.

that would be great, thanks, my budget i would put at lower is better. however, i do not want to compromise performance too much. i would put my build at $500-$750 and i will go with the i5-2500k and a Z77 cipset motherboard. thanks
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post #25 of 70
When I was making my current build I was on a tight budget so I had no choice but to go AMD. Otherwise, Intel all the way.
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post #26 of 70
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I prefer Gigabyte motherboards over all so that kit looks better to me. I'm still not sure about the Ultra Power supply but it looks way better than the other one and it appears to come with a lifetime warranty after registration. That board is more towards the lower end of gigabytes product line so it might not overclock as well as one of the more expensive boards but it should still work fine.

if i do buy this bundle i will probably buy a new psu as well. with that and the case in the kit, i may just by all the parts separately from newegg and try to put together a better kit, hoping the price will be close to that
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post #28 of 70
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Originally Posted by zer0d3gree View Post

if i do buy this bundle i will probably buy a new psu as well. with that and the case in the kit, i may just by all the parts separately from newegg and try to put together a better kit, hoping the price will be close to that

None of those kits came with a video card. You need a video card right?

Is this build mainly for gaming and browsing the web and stuff?
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everyone knows my vote. Intel period

:thinking.gif: Care to put that 2400 up against a Zosma? buttkick.gifdevil.gif
 
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post #30 of 70
If your on a budget. Go AMD. If not go intel. I've been a huge AMD user for years. But I had a AMD965BE @ 4.2Ghz and it would bottleneck my old GTX 470 SLI setup. When I changed over to a Intel i5 2500k @ 4.8Ghz I noticed a massive difference. AMD used to be good. But they have fallen off the wagon and I cannot see them getting back into the game any time soon. If your on a tight budget go for AMD. But if you can afford a little bit more, then go intel for sure.
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