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AMD to Intel....What's a good Intel system?

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Well, I know everything to know about AMD, I'm thinking about going intel...can anyone tell me the best things about intel?
Not sure but, is Intel compatible with SLI?

What are good hardware for intel?

Example:
Good AMD Proc - FX60
Good AMD Mobo - Asus A8N-SLI32 motherboard
RAM - Patriot 2-2-2-5

etc. etc....

I'm a NOOB to intel, so if anyone could help me out, it would be greatly appreciated...

Thanks in advance
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Well, the favorites are:
CPUs: Pentium D 805 or Pentium D 920 which can be overclocked upto 4.0ghz and more depending on your cooling solution. Both relatively inexpensive but a 950 will soon have a 50% price cut and its performance is close to that of an FX-60.

MoBo: ASUS P5WD2 Premium 955X or P5WD2-E Premium 975X, both with a hefty price tag for some people. From $195 to $225. Or a P5LD2 / P5LD2-Deluxe 945P.

RAM: Doesn't matter what brand, as long as it does 4-4-4-12 in either DDR2 667 or DD2 800 you will do fine but some brands cost more than others.

Air Cooling: BT or my personal favorite; Tuniq Tower 120 which has giving me the best air cooling results ever.

PSUs play a big role in a healthy/stable OC so make sure you're beind a 500+ good quality PSU, no crappy $19.99 550W PSU.
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Any Pentium D 900 series will crush an FX60 when overclocked, I've said this before but my $300 930 overclocked to 4.2GHz crushes any 2.9GHz FX60 I've seen, not too many FX60s get past 2.9 with a big typhoon either.
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The best Intel system right now is a Core Duo T2600, which happens to beat a FX60.
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From what I've seen the new stuff is going to leave the FX60 in the dust--clock speed is no longer a big Intel sell point as they have new architecture more like the AMD that will put out more ops per cycle on lower clockspeeds.

For tech available today I agree that the T2600 is a tasty piece of silicon that will be the beginning of some Intel Pwnage (about time IMO).
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Originally Posted by CyberDruid
From what I've seen the new stuff is going to leave the FX60 in the dust--clock speed is no longer a big Intel sell point as they have new architecture more like the AMD that will put out more ops per cycle on lower clockspeeds.

For tech available today I agree that the T2600 is a tasty piece of silicon that will be the beginning of some Intel Pwnage (about time IMO).
http://www.gamepc.com/labs/view_cont...coreduo&page=1

The T2600 at 2.6Ghz, which is easily obtained with the stock cooler, stock voltages, and 1/2 the power of the FX60, easily beats the FX60 in all gaming benchmarks.

Here is a stock Core Duo against a FX60.



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To run N-Vidia SLI on an Intel, you have to have an Intel motherboard with a N-Force 4 SLI ot N-Force 4 SLI x16 chipset. N-Force 4 SLI mobos and the only Intel N-Force 4 SLI x16 on newegg. One good thing to know about Intel is that it's memory controller is inside the northbridge. Which means you can fill all your memory slots without worring about bogging your ram.
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Originally Posted by pauldovi
The best Intel system right now is a Core Duo T2600, which happens to beat a FX60.
Good find on the Yonah @ 2.6ghz paul, but I kinda hate GamePC, they never overclock the "other" CPUs they compared to, it's always been that way.

I like better the OCAU website which shows the FX-60 @ 2.9ghz compared to the 955XE @ 4.36ghz and the Pentium D end up being just a hair better than the FX-60.

That I would really like to see GamePC conducting but I can't honestly take their effort in showing an overclocked CPU against those which aren't, serious. If any, they should've shown Yonah @ 3.0ghz. I know they tried to show the "clock for clock" benchmark but I still don't like GamePC reviews.

Overall price, the Yonah is the way to go, if high-end Intel stuff you want; $300 for Aopen MoBo and $649 for T2600 overclocked to 2.6ghz. Compared to the $1k that the FX-60 cost alone.
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