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hey guys, a few days ago you all offered good suggestions on my build, but a very important point i think i may have neglected to mention was that, this is not a gaming machine. this is for every day use, and occasionally working with graphics editing. and possibly video editing, depending where my pursue of a career in editing takes me. with this in mind, what is a better choice, i7 950, or PHIIx6? someone had mentioned that i7 950s might be around 200 dollars now, if this is true this could be something to seriously look into. so as far as things like working programs like highly threaded picture editing, or even video editing, what would be the best? thanks alot guys, you have been a HUGE help.
post #2 of 22
Since you posted in the AMD section, most the answers will be the PHII x6

But for what you are needing, I think either processor should be good. Just depends on what your willing to spend on your other components
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triple channel x58 i7 definately, or wait the 20 odd days 4 sandy bridge???
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post #5 of 22
either one would be good for ur needs im an amd
fan boy so id say go for the 1090t but the 950 is equally good i had both well actually a 930 but same thing.
do u plan to oc at all if not the higher clocks on the 1090t an 1100 t would work to ur advantage i dont think if u oc ull see much of a difference in every day tasks between the two maby a but better in single threaded apps with the x6 higher clocks
either way i thnk ull be happy with ur purchase
Enjoy ur new system
post #6 of 22
go for I7 much better 4 cares 8 threads X6 is just 6cores 6threads and since its not for gaming you 'll be verry happy with I7 even if you want to game I7 is a waaaay better.
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Save the cash and get whatever is cheapest.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jammy4041 View Post
Save the cash and get whatever is cheapest.
agreed
post #9 of 22
get the 1090t and a cheap am3 mobo. youd get i7-like performance or even better with half the price.
post #10 of 22
Ok, since no one is really giving you quality input, here's what I think (in addition to what I already posted in your build thread):
-AMD CPU's tend to score better on rendering/encoding benchmarks rather than gaming benchmarks.
-From what I've seen on reviews, Intel CPU's outscore AMD in most tests except for the ones above (most notably gaming results)
-Since you are NOT gaming at all, it comes down to how much your budget is... if you have the cash to spend on the i7, by all means, go with it--you will not be disappointed. If you would like to save some cash and get the same if not more efficient performance for your use, go with the AMD solution.

Also, do you plan on overclocking?
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