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that looks like a good combo, but i know that CPU will pack a punch when the temperature readings come in, specially if u want to OC.

good to see u got the nvidia chipset. i didnt see phenom II listed as being supported by that chipset, but i imagine it is. the data i looked at looked incomplete. do look at the manufacture's website for a list of supported CPUs.

read my previous post if u didnt see it (right above urs) for more suggestions.

if u prefer to go AMD, we could figure something out
ive heard bad things about the phenom II on a 750 chipset
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its not just the stats on paper, the architecture of the CPU is different. AMD runs will against intel in GAMES. anything else and Intel blows AMD away in performance and temperatures. i know AMD's latest dual core, the x2 7750BE pretty much hits a ceiling at 3.2ghz and its stock @ 3.0ghz. the 7750 is really a phenom x4 with 2 core disbaled. idk about the newer chips and OC, but intel is really the way to go for OC and anything other than games. if all u want is games, AMD is great. but intel will beat out AMD in encoding, rendering, etc. judging from the fact that u have that large of a screen, im guessing u dont only play games on that computer. intel will help in that environment.

this hurts me to say cause i fell in love with my AMD 8 years ago and have vouched for them since, but ever since core 2 duo was introduced, AMD hasnt been keeping up. hopefully with them buying ATi, then will have some more money to throw into resarch and they can claim the top spot once again, like back when AMD would put a pentium 4 in the dust and STILL cost half as much. AMD is still cheaper, but they DO perform better, much better.
    
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You can get a Core i7 system for $1400. Highly recommended.
this is true. u can build a "budget" (lol) i7 for 1400, idk about in canadian... i dont think many people are reading that whole thing lol. 1400 in the US is actually 1750ish in CAD, which is above his price range.


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ive heard bad things about the phenom II on a 750 chipset
yea, i looked at the chipset info and i didnt see phenom II support. i need to sleep now, so i cant look it up now. google is ur friend. the 750i chipset for intel does well and i have seen some good 4ghz OC from the 750i and E8400s or Q6600s
    
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its not just the stats on paper, the architecture of the CPU is different. AMD runs will against intel in GAMES. anything else and Intel blows AMD away in performance and temperatures. i know AMD's latest dual core, the x2 7750BE pretty much hits a ceiling at 3.2ghz and its stock @ 3.0ghz. the 7750 is really a phenom x4 with 2 core disbaled. idk about the newer chips and OC, but intel is really the way to go for OC and anything other than games. if all u want is games, AMD is great. but intel will beat out AMD in encoding, rendering, etc. judging from the fact that u have that large of a screen, im guessing u dont only play games on that computer. intel will help in that environment.

this hurts me to say cause i fell in love with my AMD 8 years ago and have vouched for them since, but ever since core 2 duo was introduced, AMD hasnt been keeping up. hopefully with them buying ATi, then will have some more money to throw into resarch and they can claim the top spot once again, like back when AMD would put a pentium 4 in the dust and STILL cost half as much. AMD is still cheaper, but they DO perform better, much better.
yea, my usage would be 70% gaming, 10% surfing and random stuff, 15% photoshop and 5% watching and encoding videos. the only reason im hooking it up to the monitor is because im putting a tv tuner in it

but yea i guess that it is more than just the stats on paper
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this is true. u can build a "budget" (lol) i7 for 1400, idk about in canadian... i dont think many people are reading that whole thing lol. 1400 in the US is actually 1750ish in CAD, which is above his price range.




yea, i looked at the chipset info and i didnt see phenom II support. i need to sleep now, so i cant look it up now. google is ur friend. the 750i chipset for intel does well and i have seen some good 4ghz OC from the 750i and E8400s or Q6600s
yea i researched into it a bit and found out that people have voltage problems when trying to overclock on that board as well some say it is compatible with the chipset and some say it doesnt. i think for the extra 40$ i would just go with the 780a
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so you have decided on AMD then?
    
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yea, unless i find a good sale for intel before feb 28th
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One of the reasons I moved to Intel from AMD is because of SLI. There does not seem to be very many AM2+ motherboards that supported SLI, most are Crossfire. I guess since AMD owns ATI it makes sense.
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yea, u can find some AMD boards wtih nvidia chipsets tho.

AMD makes good chips, but intel will win. im certain of that.

lemme get some stats
    
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ok, so teh Q6600 is cheaper than the x4 940 and it will overclock like a beast, but the intel is neck and neck with the 940 even if both are stock. the intel is clocked at 2.4ghz stock and the 940 is at 3.0ghz stock. the intel is known for reaching 4ghz easily, but the AMD will struggle to break 4ghz and be stable. in this crysis benchmark the Q6600 is only 6fps behind the 940 and the 940 is clocked 600mhz faster! if u OC the q6600 to equal the 3.0ghz of the 940, the q6600 will blow it away, did i mention the q6600 is cheaper?

there is also the Q8x00 that are cheaper than the 940 and have good performance.

just read through the rest of this review of the X4 940. they compare it to some intel and otehr AMD procs. im proud of my little dual core E5200, its only about 15fps behind the quad cores. games arent optimized for quad cores yet, very few are.

anyway, right now intel is the best, idk about canadian prices or even if newegg ships to Canada (if it does, definately use newegg lol) but both will perform well, but i think the intel will last longer. u can OC it when games start to get ahead of it, and that will give it a few more months, or a year, or quality performance.
    
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