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Why do people start topics like this? Everyone has their own opinion, which will lead to flaming.
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Why do people start topics like this? Everyone has their own opinion, which will lead to flaming.
I'm looking out for my wallet, to make sure i'm not missing out if I buy an Intel.
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I'm looking out for my wallet, to make sure i'm not missing out if I buy an Intel.
You should probably go read some reviews then.


I'm building a phenom system here pretty quick.... if nothing else but to be able to know that I've got a spider platform, and that I'm not just another one of those millions upon millions of identical ****ers with identical rigs with Q6600s and 8800GT's.


But I am however, going to wait for the SB750 chipsets, they say that the overclocking on those is going to increase phenomenally (if you'll pardon the pun) 9850BEs are going to be overclocked to 3.2 automatically apparently. and who knows what the 45nms will have in store?
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Well if q6600 is cheaper in uk thiers no reason to get a amd unless you just want to support them. But its a differt story in usa you might get a amd quad for few 100 cheaper if your on a tight budget it might be worth it.
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It's the same here in New Zealand

Q6600 - $300-ish

Phenom 9850 - $400 +
    
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Cant tell a difference between 7600 and a 9600?
I think it's time to play something other than CS 1.6
Best comeback ever lol!

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You should probably go read some reviews then.


I'm building a phenom system here pretty quick.... if nothing else but to be able to know that I've got a spider platform, and that I'm not just another one of those millions upon millions of identical ****ers with identical rigs with Q6600s and 8800GT's.


But I am however, going to wait for the SB750 chipsets, they say that the overclocking on those is going to increase phenomenally (if you'll pardon the pun) 9850BEs are going to be overclocked to 3.2 automatically apparently. and who knows what the 45nms will have in store?
Many people have bought q6600s, 8800GTs, Antec 900s, because it suits their needs for a specific price range and has been proven over time to be a good product. So how are they "****ers"?

Sigh, let the flames begin.

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Originally Posted by go.kyuu View Post
It's the same here in New Zealand

Q6600 - $300-ish

Phenom 9850 - $400 +
Ah the Aussies are getting a much better deal. Too bad its not the same in NZ
Q6600 = $225
9850 = $295
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Until AMD comes out with a new line of processors, they are trying to sell outgunned parts. The Q6600, Q6700, Q9450 are much better buys. The newest processor, the Phenom 9950 is only a little better than the Q6600. It's pricetag equals that of a Q9450. I'm an AMD fan, but right now, it's common sense to go with a Core 2 Quad. (Sorry if that affends anyone.)
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I honestly can't think of a reason why you wouldn't get the quad core over a Phenom. The only reason to get a phenom would be the AMD chipset for quad fire or because you're not overclocking (then why are you here I must ask?) because Intel CPUs are king right now.
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dont worry amd will come back i mean look what they did for ati!
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Originally Posted by Danylu View Post
Best comeback ever lol!



Many people have bought q6600s, 8800GTs, Antec 900s, because it suits their needs for a specific price range and has been proven over time to be a good product. So how are they "****ers"?

Sigh, let the flames begin.
I didn't say ****ers in a bad way. I just meant it as a general term meaning "lots of people"
George Carlin used that expression too, and he was a great man.

And I know they are all great products, I never said they weren't.
The Q6600 is an amazing processor for the price right now. But as for me, I'd rather get 3 less FPS in games than someone with an Intel processor, just so that I can say I've got a Phenom.

It's different, it makes you less ordinary, and I think its cool, its just the way I am.

Edit: Besides, In real, truly Multi-threaded applications (like supreme commander) which is where the market is headed... the Phenoms are actually better than the C2Qs.

As you can see here, a Phenom clocked at 2.60ghz beats a QX6700 Clocked at 2.66:
http://www.sharkyextreme.com/hardwar...261_3737046__9
Edited by HugeDink - 7/7/08 at 9:47pm
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