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post #11 of 24
I think you need to do some research on your own off of our forum b/c there are too many fanboys that swing either way. However, right now i would agree that amd has the better chips on the market, but i think that the conroe, and other cores soon to be released (soon being in the next 8 months) will perform stride for stride with the amds if not better.

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Personally I'd probably build something around a 975x board, maybe a Presler or maybe just an older 5x1 or 600 series to tide you over, so that you have the ability to get Conroe when it appears. Its not worth buying an A64 then getting rid of it a few months down the road.
I believe muffin is right build around a 975x chipset board and upgrade the cpu later
    
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post #12 of 24
wait till the conroes come out its worth the wait, if you dont want to take my word for it look at the results yourself

results

You also have to consider the thought of amds with the 65nm cpus and new AM2 socket with DDR2 it looks like it will be a close race

EDIT: I agree with jori wait if you want but for now AMD whopps Intel for gaming hard to say as an intel fan but its the truth
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post #13 of 24
If you want to wait for Conroe by all means wait the 6+ months. But if you want something now definately get a AMD X2.
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post #14 of 24
If I were you, I would upgrade your mobo to the ASUS 975x, and save your CPU until conroe comes out. That, I believe is the most cost effecient option.
    
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE1701
It all depends on what your doing really .If you will be doing some multimedia and gaming then Intel Extreme edition is for you..IMO there better than the X2'S but you may want to consider waiting as the INTEL CONROE cpu's will be coming out soonish so save your money.
What makes you say that?

http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-10442_7....html?tag=lnav
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post #16 of 24
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the x2 3800+ multi-tasks AND games better than the Intel Pentium D 840!

EDIT: How am I starting a flame war? I just never realized that the 3800 performed so well.
    
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post #17 of 24
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the x2 3800+ multi-tasks AND games better than the Intel Pentium D 840!
That wasn't posted to start a fanboy flame war. It was posted to correct bad information. Who cares who makes the chip, buy the best thing you can get your hands on for the money
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post #18 of 24
For those of you who said build the system around the 975X chipset, if you didnt notice by his system specs, he has the new 975X chipset in his gigabyte board.
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post #19 of 24
kind of hard to tell when his system specs say that new gigabyte board with fans... anywho
    
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post #20 of 24
You can wait for a Conroe or you can buy an AMD right now
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