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post #11 of 20
wait for bulldozer if you want to go AMD
 
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post #12 of 20
if u r getting a new mobo and ram, then definitely go i7 :]
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Originally Posted by aculaj View Post
Im going to sell my current mobo cpu and ram ? I have gpu hdd and others and i need to know what to take i7 or phenom II x6.
....the x6 would be a better upgrade path for you because it would fit your existing board thus allowing you to upgrade while spending less money, that saved money could then be utilized to further upgrade your machine in other area's, or you could save it, spend it on beer, any number of things. However if you are dead set on selling that board and RAM as part of your upgrade than my idea is null and void

~Edit~ All that being said, if you will utilize the higher clock for clock speeds and can afford it the i7 does come out ahead
Edited by TheLastPriest - 5/18/10 at 6:09pm
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post #14 of 20
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wait for bulldozer if you want to go AMD
This. i7 930 out performs thuban by alot right now and it's only $200 at microcenter.
post #15 of 20
i say go with i7 920 or 930, equal or better performance with hyperthreading, PLUS intel might make a more affordable 6 core for LGA 1366 later on.
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post #16 of 20
Get the i7 setup i had a 920 MSI X58 setup and it was way faster than my X6 setup.
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Wasn't there some article stating that the 920/930 excels only in apps that utilize HyperThreading?

AND, the X6 beat the i7 WITH HT ENABLED in some benchmarks...

Gosh, for the life of me I can't remember where I saw that...

Anyone?

Anyways... Even though I love INTEL, I'd say go with the X6.

Your E-Peen won't be as big... but you can spend more money on better GPU's, cuz we all love HIGH RESOLUTION/EYE CANDY ENABLED GAMING...

For all of that GPU>CPU
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post #18 of 20
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Wasn't there some article stating that the 920/930 excels only in apps that utilize HyperThreading?

AND, the X6 beat the i7 WITH HT ENABLED in some benchmarks...

Gosh, for the life of me I can't remember where I saw that...

Anyone?

Anyways... Even though I love INTEL, I'd say go with the X6.

Your E-Peen won't be as big... but you can spend more money on better GPU's, cuz we all love HIGH RESOLUTION/EYE CANDY ENABLED GAMING...

For all of that GPU>CPU
THANK YOU I thought I was the only one
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post #19 of 20
Yep, what those two said (AMD + 2nd 5770) - and you don't need 12GB of RAM with that i7 build, nor 8 with AMD. 6GB or 4GB respectively - unless you are doing heavy encoding/graphic design then you don't need that much RAM.
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post #20 of 20
Go with the 930, because you won't be disappointed. My cousin loves his.

EDIT: You should have posted this in the "General Processor Discussions" forum, because you may get a more unbiased responses, IMO.
Edited by Skbzi - 5/18/10 at 10:53pm
    
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