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Poll Results: i7's or PII X6's

 
  • 20% (10)
    PII x6 1055T
  • 16% (8)
    PII X6 1090T
  • 12% (6)
    i7 860 (LGA 1156)
  • 51% (25)
    i7 920/930 (LGA 1366)
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post #1 of 38
Thread Starter 
Ok heres my dilema.

I've seen and read constant benchmarks and reviews for the PII X6 1055T and the i7's.......only thing is that the i7's constantly beat the X6's unless its video encoding.

(I will be OC'ing to try and achieve the highest clocks)

I'm having second thoughts before I buy my hardware

overall platform upgrade to a X6 1055T is around: $6500-6700 HKD

and the X6 1090T is around: $7000-7200HKD

while the i7 860 is around: $6900-7200HKD

while the i7 920 build is around: $7500-7800HKD

motherboard for AMD will be the MSI 890GXM-G65
while the mobo for a 1156 would probably be the Asus Maximus III Gene or the Evga P55 Micro

and the mobo for a 1366 would be a Asus Rampage II Gene or a Evga X58 Micro

i7 920/930 would really be stretching the budget but I guess I could live with it


Main uses: Video Encoding, Video Rendering, AutoCAD, and Gaming


Thanks, btw chocolate Rep Cookies will be given out after all advice is given

EDIT forgot to mention prices lsisted in HKD

Edited by Mr.Pie - 6/9/10 at 12:03am
post #2 of 38
holy ****! where are you buying your parts!?! i only spent 7k on my rig, but that includes a monitor keyboard speakers mouse a waste i7 960 and a waste 9800GT. how the heck are you paying 7500-7800 for a i7 920 platform! o.O
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post #3 of 38
Well if your main usage is video encoding and your own research concluded that x6 is better for video encoding, why not go with the x6? I'm also big on saving money so the x6 build I would recommend.
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post #4 of 38
X6 is the way to go if you're encoding no question.

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Originally Posted by dracotonisamond View Post
holy ****! where are you buying your parts!?! i only spent 7k on my rig, but that includes a monitor keyboard speakers mouse a waste i7 960 and a waste 9800GT. how the heck are you paying 7500-7800 for a i7 920 platform! o.O
He's not using USD, he's from Hong Kong. By the way...How the heck did you pay $7k on that?! Doesn't add up.
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post #5 of 38
Get a less expensive X58 board and reduce the cost of the i7 system.

For most of your uses Intel has a performance edge, but I'm not sure it justifies the cost of the boards you've got selected.

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Originally Posted by dracotonisamond View Post
holy ****! where are you buying your parts!?! i only spent 7k on my rig, but that includes a monitor keyboard speakers mouse a waste i7 960 and a waste 9800GT. how the heck are you paying 7500-7800 for a i7 920 platform! o.O
Hong Kong dollar is not a US dollar.
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Quote:
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Get a less expensive X58 board and reduce the cost of the i7 system.

For most of your uses Intel has a performance edge, but I'm not sure it justifies the cost of the boards you've got selected.



Hong Kong dollar is not a US dollar.
has to be m-atx btw
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i'm happy with my 1156 build using the xeon x3440 which is cheeper than the i7-860 (unless you can get a deal or sale on it)
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i'm happy with my 1156 build using the xeon x3440 which is cheeper than the i7-860 (unless you can get a deal or sale on it)
i would if they were cheaper
the xeons are still quite expensive here
post #9 of 38
im gona have to say amd as the i7 board is pretty much outdated already
while the bulldozer and any new amd cpu will be am3

it just has upgrade written all over it
    
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i would if they were cheaper
the xeons are still quite expensive here
good point i forgot about you not being in the us.
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