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Greetings gurus,

Stumble upon this site while running my search through google for a new rig. Having drawn by the informative resources and friendly chaps here, I decided to sign up and post my questions here seeing as the more search I do, the more confuse I become.

All thanks to the valuable inputs, I'll be making my switch to AMD soon. However, I do have another problem. Seems like the Mobos I listed are no longer available from where I come from so I'll be needing some suggestions on a new mobo.

Proc : Phenom II X4 940 BE
Mobo : ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe / Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P [N/A]
RAM : 4GB DDR 2
GPU : 2x HD 4770 for CF
HDD : WD 640GB HDD
DVD : 24X Lite-On DVD+RW
PSU : PCP 610w
Case : CM690

The system will be used mainly for rendering, video editing and some games. Will be running the system at stock for the 1st year before attempting OC later on (new to OC btw ).

Would appreciate all insights and suggestions that I can get to help get me a new rig before my current fail on me.

Thanks again folks!

p/s: Should I splash in a lil more for AM3 if I go AMD, is it worth it?
Edited by OrbLix - 5/23/09 at 10:03pm
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I would say go with the Intel, especially if it is cheaper. Intels are known to overclock better, and also be better than AMD clock for clock.
    
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Those systems are roughly equal when both are overclocked, the Phenom II will probably clock a bit higher then the Q6600 if the Q6600 is a "new" chip. Also, the Phenom II has the unlocked multi so I'd pick the Phenom II build.
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Originally Posted by micah_jones View Post
I would say go with the Intel, especially if it is cheaper. Intels are known to overclock better, and also be better than AMD clock for clock.
Not since The Phenom II has come out. The Phenom II is on par with the Q9xxx series of processors.

At stock I would expect the 940 to be better, and since new Q6600s haven't been overclocking as well, I would expect the 940 to be better after overclocking also.
    
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Thanks for the input guys. I shall stick to AMD P2 then.

Did a lil hunting for parts and it seems the Mobos I listed are no longer available from I come from. Any suggestions on that?
post #6 of 8
i'd go for the phenom II.

i know Gigabyte makes good CFX capable boards. you could try getting a Gigabyte board?
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Just me but I wouldn't get the lite-on 24x if you're buying from newegg. A few of my friends and I have had problems with lite-on drives. Mine decided to just stop opening...even while pushing the tiny button in the hole thingy in the front.

So if you are buying from newegg, I'm pretty sure the sony 24x is cheaper.

Once again, this is just the experience me and a few of my friends have had with lite-on products. Maybe they don't like the humidity in Hawaii or something.
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I just built my 940BE and couldn't be happier.

As stated, the Ph2 CPUs are on par with the Q9xxx when each is overclocked to it's respective reliable clock. And they are a good bit cheaper. That's how I made my decision. Q6600 is old tech, and the new chips are crippled.
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