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So I'm upgrading my system, specs below, and I wanted to get some advice from the AMD world and see if its worth it to go with AMD over the new Sandy Bridge stuff.

Currently, I'm looking at this:

Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128435

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103894

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231311

Any recommendations or changes? Should I stay on the Intel ship or make the jump over to AMD again, I miss AMD.
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post #2 of 14
For the same price as the CPU you chose, you could get an X6 that will OC higher (I'm basing my claim off of what I've seen OCNers achieve):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103851

What will you be doing with your computer?
 
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post #3 of 14
That's a nice combo. Tell you what; why don't you put that together, and then send it to me?
: D

seriously, it looks great. IMHO, when we're talking about a gaming machine, when you compare this chip to SB, it's like comparing a Ferrari to a Camaro SS. Both are powerful, both are fast. One costs a lot more than the other, but it does go faster. However, you have to drive these machines on the STREET, so you would never realize the "true potential" of the Ferrari because of this limitation. The Ferrari is cooler, yeah (like, "hey, my system's Sandy Bridge"), but in real-world gaming application, the AMD will work just fine! My $.02.

Oh, and when we're talking cars? Call me crazy, but I'd prefer the Camaro over the Ferrari. Just sayin'.....
Edited by croSSeduP - 1/26/11 at 3:13pm
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post #4 of 14
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Dont plan on overclocking until I need to squeeze the system for more power, just games and programing.

Little Bad Company 2, little StarCraft 2 and maybe even an mmo every now and then.
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post #5 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Landmine View Post
So I'm upgrading my system, specs below, and I wanted to get some advice from the AMD world and see if its worth it to go with AMD over the new Sandy Bridge stuff.

Currently, I'm looking at this:

Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128435

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103894

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231311

Any recommendations or changes? Should I stay on the Intel ship or make the jump over to AMD again, I miss AMD.
With the new i5 2500k, it is so not worth going with AMD right now... The 2500k destroys any phenom x4 currently on the market. Also, you don't need 8GB ram, unless your doing high demanding video randering...
Here are some parts I reccomend getting:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-072-_-Product
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131691
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231303

All good products at a very good value!

Good luck
-polm
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post #6 of 14
I would rather have a nice old school SS Camaro anways.
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I will say the one thing that bugs me about this build is the onboard graphics of the mobo. Why do they put stuff on a mid-high mobo that everyone knows won't be used, and just takes up resources? Don't get it......
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It would be a great setup. Just change the ram to something with more speed and less latency. 1600mhz cl7 would be great. I think Gskill has a model with that specs.
    
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post #9 of 14
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I want to keep my 8GB of ram, because I do a lot of multitasking, photoshop, visual studio and other apps that suck with memory management. But this is why I posted to get an AMD vs Intel chat going on so I can decide better, what is a good fit for me.

Thanks!
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by croSSeduP View Post
I will say the one thing that bugs me about this build is the onboard graphics of the mobo. Why do they put stuff on a mid-high mobo that everyone knows won't be used, and just takes up resources? Don't get it......
Because the 890GX is not a gaming chipset...It is more of a workstation chipset, which is why some people will be getting a six core processor with lots of ram and will be pleased with the onboard graphics because it will work well with their spreadsheets and the videos they watch on youtube... Just look at the ''real'' gaming chipsets and you'll see very few have onboard graphhics, for instance, my motherboard, the 790x chipset, the 790fx chipset and the 890fx chipset.
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