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What's it called if i'm suping my AMD up? what are we the equivalent of?

That's the equivalent of suping up a Yugo or Chevette.
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The last two builds I've done for myself have been AMD, but I have nothing against Intel chips at all. Different chips for different budgets and different needs, that's all. I only have 1 friend that I can "talk pc" with, so most of the time I don't get any grief over my choices anyway. rolleyes.gif
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post #33 of 150
Anyone who buys AMD is an idiot, herp derp.
Seriously though, I wish people could just buy what they want without anyone else interfering. AMD chips have their place, they may not be as fast as the top of the line Intel chips but they are better value for money. Not everyone wants the best, in fact most people want the best value for money. I bought a GTX 680, people always ask me why as the 7970 is generally quicker. I bought it because I wanted to, no other reason! rolleyes.gif (+it was only £300 XD)
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I find people like that are stupid too, and I've only used Intel, and would always get Intel if possible but I always recommend AMD for builds whether its budget or not because it IS the best bang for your buck in CPU's , until you get to the very top of the Intel chips AMD always has a lower priced match for Intel chips... I'll probably always stick with Intel/Nvidia for the most part but its just out of preference not out of the fact I think ones better than the other...
   
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I agree with the above post. It should always be about preference. Honda vs Toyota vs Subaru ... Intel vs AMD, GeForce vs Radeon ... I mean come on.

I don't think it always has to do with budget. I have a very high up state job and my wife has a good job, I could easily buy Intel and nVidia, but I chose not to, I've grown to love AMD and the company and unless their quality starts to waiver i will probably always use them.

But i would never hesitate to suggest either Intel or NVIDIA to someone that i feel will benefit from them or would be happier with them.
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post #36 of 150
I don't think people really hate on AMD systems, it's more expressing disappointment with their latest CPU offerings. The grahics division is really on the ball right now. Most of us know we need AMD in the game to keep Intel's / Nvidia's prices competitive..

Look for AMD to make a big comeback in all areas over the next couple of years.

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I can understand being disappointed with the latest bulldozer chips but the phenom II and Piledrivers are formible CPUs with a lot to offer.
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i love underdogs thumb.gif, as for the fx chips, i have had no problems with my system at all, everything wrong, pretty much so far, has been me.
like having two games running and a music program and not noticing it.
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+1. You have reached your thermal Limit. Im also impressed with the 5.2GHz OC. thumb.gif

Im tempted to look at swapping my 1100T out for a FX8350 if 5.2GHz is possible.

I have 2 8350's 1235 and 1302 batches, both will run 5.2 plus on 240 mm closed loops. One is on an MSI 990fxa GD80-V2 and the other is on an ASUS CHV-Z. They both behave very similarly as far as voltage needed at load to be stable. There are significant voltage "walls" at 5.0 and 5.2 ghz where a large increase in V is needed to be stable.
The biggest difference between the 2 is that the latter one, runs much hotter, even with what should be a better cooling solution ( h-100 vs thermaltake 2 water extreme).
In my case , getting prime stable above 5 is almost impossible, but the other stability tests such as IBT or OCCT can be passed. It's not for the faint of heart though - lots of voltage to get there 1.63 +.
Running every day programs at 5 + stable isn't nearly as hard as running 8 cores @ 100%.

Biggest pro? They are great fun to overclock, I've had one for 4 months now , playing with it almost daily and am no where near being tired or bored of it. Biggest con? Probably power consumption.
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AMD thrashing is just mean. redface.gif Is Intel better?, of coarse. But seeing I spent very little on AMD, got a good stable OC even, and run all my games/programs fine...I am completely satisfied spending much less money.
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