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So, actually, you're better off with the Core 2 Duo, than either the Phenom, or the Core 2 Quad.
    
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Originally Posted by Shin2k35 View Post
So, actually, you're better off with the Core 2 Duo, than either the Phenom, or the Core 2 Quad.
If all you do is game -> Core 2 Duo
If you game in addition to multitasking, or just want to be future proof, both Phenom and C2Q are good solutions.
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omg why go for phenoms ?

look into used parts dude,
my phenom 9850 = 200CDN, and got a zalman cooler from the same guy for 30bucks
and then new open box 790FX Mobo from DFI only cost 138 when i was buying it off NCIX.com
2GIG of ram are cheap
Hitachi 250GB HDD only 50bucks here
Corsair 550w psu i got for 92
and then i bought a HD4850 Video card which is we all know about 199

not at all in term of price, when u look at the product u also look into a market, AMD Phenom maybe not the best compete with intels offering, but when u able to get it dirt cheap, they are awsome stuff, it's about how u get around and get what u want.
and of course i still got the warranty for everything i have.


also, many ppl can upgrade AM2 mobo with a phenom, I have tried my 9850 on a ASUS M2A-VM and it works very well
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CrossFire mobos for AMD are alot cheaper than for Intel.
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Reasons for buying a Phenom
1: The mobo was way cheaper, and is stable w/ CrossFireX support and PCIe2
2: AMD Proc + AMD MoBo + AMD GPU (Spider Platform)
3: I'm not impressed by the differences in C2Q over Phenoms. Honestly its not that huge
4: The challenge that is OCing a Phenom. Its way harder than OCing a Intel chip.
5: I've never owned a AMD CPU and wanted to try one out.
6: Spur market competition so we can have better(and cheaper) CPUs later
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not really so....

as I have pointed out I own 6 AMD (AM2) rigs and 1 Intel rig (Q6700) and while the Intel rig is faster at 99% of things it's not really faster in some things like gaming....

this rig....
Biostar 7050-M2 HDMI
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SataI 74gig (71kb/s)

loads faster in some games than this rig....

Asus P5E-VM HDMI
Q6700 3.0ghz
9600gt
Sata II 640 AAKS (95kb/s)


I cannot tell you why the AMD rig loads faster but it does.....but only by a second or 2

when gaming you cant tell a difference between the 2 rigs....

both are on fresh installs with latest drivers (fastest drivers at that)
I'd be shocked if the first one didn't load faster... I mean, that Raptor (the only 74GB SATAI drive I know about) has a MUCH lower access time than the AAKS in the second rig. CPU, etc. likely hasn't much to do with it.
    
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I built my rig less than a month ago. I went from a E6850 to the phenom. I tend to do a lot of gaming but I also needed a quad as I do a fair bit of MPI programming for college and generally make use of a lot of threads for encoding video.

Taking all that, I went for AMD. The price difference between a similar powered Intel system, wasn't major but AMD was cheaper and I'm quite happy with the decision.

I'm looking forward to seeing what they're going to throw at us before xmas (or just after).
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Personally, the reason I support AMD is because I am old enough to remember the consumer market before companies like AMD began competing with Intel. Intel knew they had a monopoly and processor prices reflected that.

I feel that much of the same sentiment reflected in this thread: http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...iasts-owe.html also applies to the cpu market.

I recently ordered my Phenom parts off newegg.com, and just for comparison I configured a similar C2Q system and priced it out. It was slightly more expensive, only about $50 more - but the performance would have been easily worth it. I still ordered the Phenom system because if AMD is driven from the processor market things will return the the state they were previously. I can't blame Intel for this, they are a business and want to maximize their profits. We need competition.
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Personally, the reason I support AMD is because I am old enough to remember the consumer market before companies like AMD began competing with Intel. Intel knew they had a monopoly and processor prices reflected that.

I feel that much of the same sentiment reflected in this thread: http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...iasts-owe.html also applies to the cpu market.

I recently ordered my Phenom parts off newegg.com, and just for comparison I configured a similar C2Q system and priced it out. It was slightly more expensive, only about $50 more - but the performance would have been easily worth it. I still ordered the Phenom system because if AMD is driven from the processor market things will return the the state they were previously. I can't blame Intel for this, they are a business and want to maximize their profits. We need competition.
I remember all that too and I'm only 16.
I want AMD to come back as much as anybody else
But they're not a charity.
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I remember all that too and I'm only 16.
I want AMD to come back as much as anybody else
But they're not a charity.
I don't think AMD will ever return to the glory of the AthlonXP/64 days but I do hope they get a little more competitive.
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