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I chose AMD because that's what my family's pc had when I was growing up and was a beast (at the time).

Also because intel is way too expensive, mutlibillion dollar corporation and they charge that much is nuts.

I love my fx6300, way more than enough for what I need.
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I choose AMD because Intel are a bunch of bottom-dwelling, money grubbing cretins.

I chose AMD for my processor because if I don't support them, and everything that they have achieved with the Ryzen series then we will be subject to decades of intel continuing to stifle performance and release pitiful, incremental upgrades with no reason at all to push the envelope.

I also chose AMD because I like them as a company, and respect the way they go about their business far more than I do intel.


Having said that, I could not bring myself to go with AMD for a graphics card this time round. I hadn't built a computer since 2010 so I did not want to make any compromises; thankfully with the Ryzen 1800x I don't feel like I have; especially with it sitting at 22 degrees Celcius at idle under a 280mm rad but in my eyes AMD have dropped the ball by hyping Vega for so damn long without actually bringing anything respectable to market.

They have been talking about Vega for an age, all the while pumping out ****ty half-measures (RX480 which I bought, and will now sell).

I went with a water cooled 1080ti and a predator X34.

I really wish I could have waited to see if Vega was going to be the one but now, I'm locked in to G-Sync. This is the first non-AMD graphics card I have bought since the Voodoo2 and whilst I feel a little bit guilty for not supporting AMD, that 120fps @ 3440x1440 and 100hz with fastsync and Gsync doing their thing makes me feel so so goooood. Maybe next time they can drop the extended hype and just bring something to market when it is ready. I couldn't wait any longer. I will read the Vega benchmarks with some anxiety when they finally arrive.
post #43 of 48
I've built 4 AMD desktop systems since the Athlon XP days. I've always been really happy with the performance you get for the money paid. For a high school student with a limited budget, my Athlon XP mobile Barton was a KILLER deal and my Abit NF7-S was one of the best motherboards I've ever owned.

I also like tweaking the hardware and AMD has typically been very friendly for overclockers. I almost went with a Skylake build last year after the disappointing Bulldozer architecture, but Zen was too enticing. I'm glad I waited.
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I will buy an AMD CPU in the near future because their products suit my needs the best.
    
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post #45 of 48
It's price to performance, I've made a builds when intel wasn't the best product at any price. They upped their game after 2004... that was a fun year for them I'm sure.. and when the performance I needed was only available there. eh. I built intel or my performance requirements dropped to match the budget. Sometimes that meant a lesser intel processor, a lot more often it meant amd.

Amd and Ati/Radeon have been THE leader in their respective industries in the past. Even now they contribute significantly to the industry as a whole.

Of course. I"m waiting for vega now that I'm done waiting for ryzen... *twiddles thumbs* is it here yet?
post #46 of 48
AMD raised.

Been a solid AMD user since the first pc I built for myself 12 years ago. My uncle actually got me into PCs. I can remember playing Quake 3 Arena when it first came out on his original Athelon 64 running the trusty windows 95. Ahh the good ol' days.

Built my first PC with an Athelon x2 and my 2nd with the original Phenom X4 Black edition (both of which still run). Just put my new rig together and went with the FX-8370.

I just feel they offer a certain quality for price that intel just can't seem to figure out. Sure I can drop 2 grand on a processor that is double the capability or pay 7.5% of that and ball on a budget. Sounds like a steal to me.

I'm also purely ATI/AMD when it comes to graphics. Once again... Quality for price hands down.
post #47 of 48
I have messed around with computers since I was around 8 years old, around the age of 13 my mother let me build my own computer so we went to the local COMPUSA and picked up a socket 939 chip. I picked AMD over Intel due to all the computer I messed around with back then were all AMD computers. I am a gamer who stuck with a FX-9590 instead of upgrading to a superior Intel gaming CPU. I have waited years for Ryzen and I think like most of us we deserved it.
post #48 of 48
AMD runs pretty good from using only Intel for some time. Performance is fine, benchmarks say they are slow except gaming fps, which is solid. Plus high density AMD memory is cheaper.

Only cant find anything fun to play only annoying games... light on resources for 4k... 30-40fps atm but if game was written 32 bit 4gb max optimized would be perfect. Extra resources to spare.
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