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So a x3 + $100 mb + 5770 = $350 at best and will probably be like am3 cpu on am2 mb, meaning crippled functions that you might as well buy a am2 cpu

Vs:
Quad 9450 + intel mb (even if its $50) + 2 x gtx 260 = $500

I like amd as well as any other, but its crazy to pass this deal up. Tell your friend I'll buy him a x3 440 + M4A79XTD EVO + 5770 if he wants to offer me the same trade
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So a x3 + $100 mb + 5770 = $350 at best and will probably be like am3 cpu on am2 mb, meaning crippled functions that you might as well buy a am2 cpu

Vs:
Quad 9450 + intel mb (even if its $50) + 2 x gtx 260 = $500

I like amd as well as any other, but its crazy to pass this deal up. Tell your friend I'll buy him a x3 440 + M4A79XTD EVO + 5770 if he wants to offer me the same trade
It's a decent deal if his main intention is to sell the setup, but it's not as good as a setup as you're making it. Like I said, it'll be a bit faster, but his future upgrade route is blocked. Take away SLI functionality and that 680i LT is no better than an average P965 board, not to mention older Intel chipset users have the SLI hack. Keeping that Q9450 at low clocks due to the board's poor overclocking headroom doesn't do so well for the performance either.

And why is it AM3 CPU on AM2 board? His Asus M4A79XTD EVO is a full fledged AM3 board running DDR3, and it can support upcoming CPUs. Hell, it already supports the current AMD 6-core CPUs that are much faster than that Q9450. There isn't anything crippled.

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The Intel will be much better

Q9450 (quad) > X3
a single gtx 260 192 => single 5770
dual gtx 260 > 5770
And no. A single 260-192 is not faster than a 5770. The 5770 competes with the 260-216 in terms of performance.
Edited by NuclearCrap - 6/26/10 at 8:49pm
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son i hate to inform you but...... that 260 might come close to a 5770 but its NOT going to beat it most of the time.
    
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I would stick to the AMD build. LGA775 is dead if you wanna upgrade in the future, plus he's offering a 680i, which is arguably one of the worst boards you can get for that socket, and the LT version on top of that. You won't get any decent overclock on that and it'll very likely crap out at some point. Granted, it is faster, but if you ever want an upgrade, you'll have to re-buy pretty much everything. If I were you I'd save up for a 1055T and another 5770.
This 100%. The 680i chipset is HORRIBLE for quads. You'll be LUCKY to get 3.0GHz out of it. Not to mention that it is in fact a dead socket.

Yes, you'll get a slightly faster CPU (quad vs. tri), but the OC headroom just isn't there with that board.

Yes, you'll get a faster GPU setup, but at the cost of two cards and more heat. However, you'll also be missing DX11 and Eyefinity. The 5770 is faster than a 260 c192. So single card vs. single card...your current 5770 is faster.

You've already got a GREAT start of a rig going as is. Pop in a 955 C3 or a 1055T, and another 5770 for crossfire, and your rig will eat the Intel alive.

Keep with what you've got .
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I have the 5770 for future proofing, but in all the BENCHMARKS i've seen the gtx 260 beats the 5770. So SLI should definately be better.

As his setup is, I'd rather have the intel one. I am not adverse to AMD but he's getting alot more performance just in the sli setup.

He could sell the parts in the future and get the same (or better) am3 board with the moeny

Though he can do what he wishes, I personally would jump on it
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intel if you plan on upgrading again in a couple years. but same could be said for AMD.

just get the intel it's faster.
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intel if you plan on upgrading again in a couple years. but same could be said for AMD.

just get the intel it's faster.
On a socket 775 board what is he gonna upgrade to?

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So a x3 + $100 mb + 5770 = $350 at best and will probably be like am3 cpu on am2 mb, meaning crippled functions that you might as well buy a am2 cpu

Vs:
Quad 9450 + intel mb (even if its $50) + 2 x gtx 260 = $500

I like amd as well as any other, but its crazy to pass this deal up. Tell your friend I'll buy him a x3 440 + M4A79XTD EVO + 5770 if he wants to offer me the same trade

Yea you take the deal. Costing more does not always equal better. No one will spwnd much on a 9450. That chip is terrible on overclocking.

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I have the 5770 for future proofing, but in all the BENCHMARKS i've seen the gtx 260 beats the 5770. So SLI should definately be better.

As his setup is, I'd rather have the intel one. I am not adverse to AMD but he's getting alot more performance just in the sli setup.

He could sell the parts in the future and get the same (or better) am3 board with the moeny

Though he can do what he wishes, I personally would jump on it
Do you know how old that chip is? Do not you think there is a good reason the owner wants to get rid of it?

It is obvious the amd setup has more value.
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Wow, just logged on and saw all the new responses. Thanks everyone for your input, you guys are why the OCN community is so awesome!

So, the trade didn't occur -- BUT what ended up happening is the guy offered me his whole computer for $450! I thought it was a good deal as I added up the general prices of all the following components and it came up to about $700-800, so I'm hoping I made the right decision to just purchase the computer outright. Here are the specs:

Antec 1200 case
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 with attached Zalman CPU cooler
Zalman fan controller
2 XFX GTX 260 (192 core) in SLI config
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I hopefully made the right decision, I am hoping to use certain parts to upgrade my sig rig and sell other parts to make back the money I used to purchase it... Thanks again everyone for your input, I really appreciate it!
Edited by dangman08 - 6/27/10 at 2:40pm
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Wow, just logged on and saw all the new responses. Thanks everyone for your input, you guys are why the OCN community is so awesome!

So, the trade didn't occur -- BUT what ended up happening is the guy offered me his whole computer for $450! I thought it was a good deal as I added up the general prices of all the following components and it came up to about $700-800, so I'm hoping I made the right decision to just purchase the computer outright. Here are the specs:

Antec 1200 case
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 with attached Zalman CPU cooler
Zalman fan controller
2 XFX GTX 260 (192 core) in SLI config
300gb 10k VelociRaptor HD
Kingwin ABT-700MA1S Mach 1 - 750w psu
XFX NForce 680i LT SLI Socket 775 motherboard
Retail windows vista ultimate
2gb OCZ Ram PC6400 ddr2 800

I hopefully made the right decision, I am hoping to use certain parts to upgrade my sig rig and sell other parts to make back the money I used to purchase it... Thanks again everyone for your input, I really appreciate it!
Other than the board and the PSU, that's definitely a great rig. A VERY decent way to spend $450 .

Like I said earlier though, the HD5770 ~=~ GTX260 c216. You have the c192 versions. So if you went crossfire 5770's, you WOULD see more performance.

I would honestly just sell the whole thing off as profit, and then spend what you need to upgrade your current rig (1055T, another 5770 or single / dual 5850's, whatever else you'd like to upgrade, etc...) and just keep the leftover money as profit . Who knows, you might even be able to break even....
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At $450 that's a STEAL. You sir are very lucky.
    
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