Originally Posted by jinja_ninja
I totally agree with you on that one. I'm reasonably neutral when it comes to product choices, however I will quite often recommend something similar to what I can relate to, ie. my own setup.
But yeah, going for a budget machine, AMD is great. I can save near on Â£100 by going the AMD route.
To be honest you can ever only go by what products you have owned otherwise your opinions are not 100% accurate. You can accurately speculate on facts presented to you, however apart from that its best to only suggest what you know.
However some people will just randomly shout ''Intel'' because everyone else does...well thats just silly as you are in danger of misinforming someone and looking like a sheep for not forming your own opinion and just going with the majority just so that you do not stand out. Dont hide behind big corperate names because guess what !...they couldnt give two fiddles about you lol you wont get a cookie from them for preaching their name.
Always go with what is best for you and your budget at the time.
To be brutally honest with you if you had to get an AMD because of your budget then I will tell you now that you will not take the performance hit that you are lead to beleive. There are alot of Intel people around these parts that will preach intel and will tell you all other products will perform like crap....well I as another member of this forum will tell you to FORM YOUR OWN OPINIONS AND PROOF.
Do not follow others as its gets you know where....just look at mankinds history.