Originally Posted by Cronos007
Does it really matter what processor and architecture you use? NO. Most of us here all get the best we can afford at the time that we buy it and then do what regular users don't. We take that system that we bought and lovingly assembled and push it as far as we can get it to go.
My g/f has a 1366 system, my brother bought my AM3 sig rig, and I am assembling a new 1155 rig. All fantastic builds in their own right and more then capable of beating the pants off anything you can buy prebuilt in a store. I could have stuck with just one architecture all around but why limit myself to just one. And when Bulldozer comes out, I'm sure I'll build a system based on that.
Each system has it's strengths and weaknesses. Strengths that as overclockers we will exploit, and weaknesses that we will try to minimize.
Agreed. IDK if OCN will ever overcome all the "fanboy" bashing though. It's completely out of hand. I've had more NEW Rigs built with both AMD & Intel's in just the last 2 years than most have had their entire adult life, and I get bashed if I say "this or this is faster". What's the big deal if it is?! I didn't say someone made a bad choice, I just stated what happens to be faster for the job. I do LOTS of Encoding and Music Production, and the Intel happens to perform better for my needs. Not to mention I can use a lot of my OSX native apps
Blows my PowerMac G5 away!
Heck, I know almost all of my Old Rigs and Components are still floating around on OCN, in someone's Rig. 720BE, QX6850, Pentium D, Q9400, 1055T, 965BE, i7 930, and so forth. That's not counting my seemingly endless supply of GPU's on here as well.
Some will never grow up...