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Q9450 + 2x XFX GTX 260 (SLI, 192 core) versus AMD Athlon II X3 440 + 1x XFX 5770

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So thanks to a friend, I currently have the option to switch from my current AMD x3 440 + 1x XFX 5770 + M4A79XTD EVO mobo build to a Q9450 + 2x XFX GTX 260 (SLI, 192 core) + XFX NForce 680I LT SLI Socket 775 MB-N680-ILT9 mobo build. I was wondering if any experts out there could eyeball these 2 configs and give their general opinion on which would be better? Thank you ahead of time!
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post #2 of 60
The Intel will be much better

Q9450 (quad) > X3
a single gtx 260 192 => single 5770
dual gtx 260 > 5770
post #3 of 60
go with the Intel
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Repped, thanks for the advice. So I'm wondering if maybe I should just trade for the intel CPU + mobo (add a little cash with the amd x3 + its mobo) and keep the 5770 (for "futureproofing" as the 5770 has eyefinity and DX11 support). Any additional thoughts?
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The intel is faster, but it is a dead end. Its like taking 1 step fprward and 10 backward.
Buy a 6 core amd cpu and put it in that motherboard.
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post #6 of 60
If you are offered straight up gtx 260 sli for the 5770 take it.

You're getting 2 cards that cost more individually and perform better individually.
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Whoever is making the switch is very smart, and has huge plans.
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Whoever is making the switch is very smart, and has huge plans.
Which switch are you referring to? Do you mean the 2x GTX 260 for the 5770?
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He's saying whoever offered you that deal isn't very smart and doesn't know *** they're doing
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Well that works for me
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