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switching from amd to intel; worth it?

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im quite a demanding gamer and currently own an athlon 64 x2 6000+ and Fata1ty AN9 32X 590a mobo. is it worth switching to an intel system? if so i was thinking of 750i and q6600 or even q9450 if its needed. any input will be much appreciated and thanks in advance.
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6000+ at 3.15G. That's a pretty good rig. Since you are mainly in gaming, so a solid intel p35/x38 chipset board and E8400 should a good upgrade. In general, intel chipset has better OC than nvidia chipset. To go with nvidia chipset board only when you do SLI. If you can let us know what's your budget and whether go SLI or not, I am sure many members here are more than happy to give you some advice.
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It depends really. I don't think you will see a huge increase in performance. I think you'd get better performance by getting a better video card.

However, if you really do want to go Intel, getting a good P35/45 or X38 board with a newer 45nm CPU such as the E8400 will show some improvement, although I'm not sure it'll be huge. Then again, you will at least be more future-proof.
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i wont do sli and my budget for a new mobo/cpu would be around £200.

edit: is it not better to go for a quad core rather than a e8400?
Edited by merwan - 7/1/08 at 9:38am
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i think you would be better of buying a ATI HD4870 before upgrading your CPU/Mobo. But if you do id recommend a P35/x38 board with a E8400 (most games arent multi-threaded and benefit better from the higher clock of the E8400 currently)...
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i wont do sli and my budget for a new mobo/cpu would be around £200.

edit: is it not better to go for a quad core rather than a e8400?
An E8400 will quite easily overclock to 4.0Ghz without too much hassle. I think an E8400 will outperform a Q6600 in most situations.
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i think a p35 mobo along wid an e8400 is good and probably ill go wid a 9800gx2 card aswell.
Edited by merwan - 7/2/08 at 1:42am
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