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post #51 of 58
I have had Intel based systems from the day in which I first had a PC.

Recently I "upgraded" my PC to a S939 rig, not based upon any preference but cost alone. It is currently the high performance platform that still supports DDR.

I wish people would look at things on their merit not on their manufacturer.

The day when I can afford to build a PC from scratch will be the day that I go back to Intel (and DDR2/3)
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post #52 of 58
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Originally Posted by mudd View Post
with AMD at much lower clockrates, power consumption and heat generation though
Power consumption kind of, not by much really. Lower clockrates but same performance (more ops), so it doesnt really make a difference. Less cache to add heat I might add.

Heat output, AMD wins for pre-conroe, I agree. However, lets face it, most of us buy top end heatsinks anyways. So, it really doesnt matter if the Intel's run hotter and need a good heatsink. The AMD guys will buy the same heatsink as the Intel guys anyways...

AMD/Intel could release a 10W heat output CPU and we'd still be using Tuniq Towers and Big Typhoons just because we can.
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post #53 of 58
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Originally Posted by bigvaL View Post

AMD/Intel could release a 10W heat output CPU and we'd still be using Tuniq Towers and Big Typhoons just because we can.
lol ya, lapping the HS and cutting off the IHS just to get even cooler =/ damn i'm a geek
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post #54 of 58
Well I could afford Intel, if I wanted one...The reason I don't get one? I could care less about Intel...It could swallow it's tounge and choke to death for all I care...But it's best to have a couple of players around, helps to keep prices down.....
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post #55 of 58
I'm sticking with what i've got too, considering i bought this system just before the AMD price drops (i know it still hurts, but the anti depressants are helping). A 2nd 7900GT is the only upgrade i will be getting...

I would go Core 2 (i could afford X6800 etc) but the cost involved is quite a lot considering in real world gaming performance there isn't much in it as most of today's and forseable games are GPU dependant, so core 2 is a waste of money at the moment as your not going to make the most of it's power anyhow. Plus with Kentsfield & AMD's 4x4, the Core 2 may have a very short shelf life.
 
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post #56 of 58
I waited for the price drops before I bought my AMD. I'm doing a MB upgrade and maybe some RAM but otherwise not too much this year.
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post #57 of 58
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I love how this turned into a AMD-Intel argument...
post #58 of 58
I'm in ...
Intel created a retail core that was so bad they pulled it and scrapped it. Further more, Intel had to go to AMD for the tech to create a true 32/64 bit CPU... not to mention the fact that prior to acquiring that tech, Intels ran so hot hades called to complain!
They both make good stuff and occasionally not so good. So, everyone just get over it!
    
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