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  • 81% (22)
    Intel x48 w/ Q6600
  • 18% (5)
    AMD 790FX w/ updated B3 Phenom
27 Total Votes  
post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
I'm so lost right now. I just had to rebuild my entire system and I don't know whether I should continue on with my AMD system and update to the B3 stepping or should I switch over to Intel with a x48 board and a Q6600. I really don't know what to do voice some opinions if you can.

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post #2 of 14
I would wait for the b3 stepping if I were you, but if you have money to blow go with intel. I personally am staying with AMD solely for the moral support and to try and keep prices lower for processors.
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post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thats very nobel. However my birthday is just around the corner so either option is plausable. If I were to get intel I would sell my AMD system.

>>nudge >>>nudge You want a good deal on a 790fx system?
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post #4 of 14
Dude honestly, Screw AMD - your going to be overclocking and this website is the persuit of performance


Performance is in Intel's hands. While AMD wins clock for clock at lower speeds.... and AMD cant even touch 3GHZ.... You can easily snap 3.2 with a G0 Q6600... hell you can prob hit 3.6, 3.8 with luck, 3.9 with balls


This is a no-brainer.

Q6600 all the way
    
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post #5 of 14
Intel at the moment they is much better then AMD. Almost in every aspect right now they are superior.
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post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
My leaning tower is starting to go the other way. I'm really waiting for those Q6600 price cuts, then Intel it is.
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post #7 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by XFreeRollerX View Post
Dude honestly, Screw AMD - your going to be overclocking and this website is the persuit of performance


Performance is in Intel's hands. While AMD wins clock for clock at lower speeds.... and AMD cant even touch 3GHZ.... You can easily snap 3.2 with a G0 Q6600... hell you can prob hit 3.6, 3.8 with luck, 3.9 with balls


This is a no-brainer.

Q6600 all the way
Dont hate on AMD. Believe it or not, more computers have AMD than Intel. If it weren't for AMD, your E8400 would have costed you about $400
post #8 of 14
Well price cuts wont come till April - even then its only about $20-$25..... to me, my time with a new computer is worth the $20..... But thats just me, im not very patient
    
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Refresh View Post
Dont hate on AMD. Believe it or not, more computers have AMD than Intel. If it weren't for AMD, your E8400 would have costed you about $400
Very true. Sory for bashing... but lol I wasnt TOTLLY hating AMD - I gave them credit for winning at same clockrates which - as you said - in most computers, is a good thing... Computers that wont be overclocked!

AMD fails in Overclocking, we all know that. Intel CPUs overclock much better!
    
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by XFreeRollerX View Post
Well price cuts wont come till April - even then its only about $20-$25..... to me, my time with a new computer is worth the $20..... But thats just me, im not very patient
I heard more like 260->200 for the q6600. I may be wrong tho.
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