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Originally Posted by flyin15sec View Post
That chart doesn't hold any water, because he's going to be using crossfire AMD vs. single GPU Intel.

Yeah i was going by processors only.
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lol I'm pretty sure the i7 will perform better, just because clock for clock it IS better, but if you love AMD, then why not just stick with that. Shouldn't need to ask the question if you love AMD. Personally I see nothing wrong with either builds, as they both will probably serve you well. And especially considering you're in college, you probably should think more about saving money, then spending.
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Originally Posted by X4n4th View Post
[IMG]http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/amdphenomii_010709132536/17985.png[IMG]

Go with the I7
There is no mention of the GPU used. For all I know it could be a GTX 295, where the i7 w/ Nvidia has always scaled better in Crysis. Crysis is not a great benchmark IMO.

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As stated, drop the extra 4gig of memory, save that $50 and put that into getting 2 4870s.
No, I said in the OP I am NOT getting 4870s. I can't fit two 4870s in my case, Heat/power is too much. 4850s or single GTX260, those are my two options.
I need the 8gbs for VMs. 4gb is too little.
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Well I can't lie. Between the two systems in the OP, the Ph2 will probably perform better in games due to the 4850 CF vs single GTX260. Of course, if the i7 system were to have the 2x 4850 as well...
http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?...hlbnRodXNpYXN0
Shows that 2x 4850 leads by a healthy push.
post #24 of 90
Intel onwer and i would go PII becuase they perform just as well as i7 in games if not better and are cheap plus GPU is what matter in games these days.
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WTH ARE all these Intel guys doing in the AMD forums!?

Dude, go with the Ph2 and save yourself a few hundred dollars. If you are in a community college right now, all I can tell you from experience, is to DO As BEST as you can. Get involved and don't look out for girls. If you get into positions where people pay attention to you, then people (both men or women) will be looking at you. Again, I speak from experience.

But forget what most of these guys are saying. If you really honestly need an i7, then go for it. But the Ph2 are extremely good gaming alternatives. And don't go by the charts posted in the prev page. You are A) Going to OC and B) You have a crossfire set up. You are going to see a GPU limit soon anyway. Do you really want to spend 200+ on a 5 fps increase?
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You are going to see a GPU limit soon anyway. Do you really want to spend 200+ on a 5 fps increase?
That's exactly what I wanted to know.
Thanks for the advice dude, I'm getting a 940

BTW about the college, yeah, it's so different than HS and friends of mines' 4year schools. There aren't many clubs and activities here, but I'm trying to get involved as best I can.
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Haha, thanks guys. I think I'll go with the 940. I'm an AMD fanboy at heart.

Too bad my college is retarded, nobody sees each other outside of class except the seniors. (Community college FTL.) It's like bring your own friends college, everyone is friends from before college starts, so it's hard to break into groups. It's me and 3 other friends... None of which are chicks. It sucks.
Awww

I'm glad I'm heading to USF then
post #28 of 90
For gaming I'd suggest a tri-core. The 720 BE's have done amazingly well in gaming benchmarks thus far.

Not to mention they've been overclocking like crazy.

And the 6MB Cache will be shared amongst 3 cores instead of 4. Less people equals more pie for everyone.
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Seriously why so many Intel fan users up in here? We all know the i7 is nice, but even for gaming do you seriously need that much power for so much more money? 10 more FPS? 20 more FPS?
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That's exactly what I wanted to know.
Thanks for the advice dude, I'm getting a 940

BTW about the college, yeah, it's so different than HS and friends of mines' 4year schools. There aren't many clubs and activities here, but I'm trying to get involved as best I can.
As mentioned before... Tri-Cores are pretty good tbh! I will PM you in a few about comm. college
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