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Hey guys, I know there are a ton of threads on this but most aren't really updated..since last year..

Anyways, I'm thinking of replacing my Core Series build in my sig. I've been out of the loop for a while and I was going to get the i5/P55 combo..but.. since Intel crapped out on SB.. I'm not too sure where to go..

At first I was gonna get a i5/P55 combo as I said above but then I read that Intel is ditching 1366/1156, is that true? If that is then how well would a X6 par up against.

I would be doing mostly Photoshop, Video Editing, Encoding, Ripping..etc.. and some games when I have free time.

I'm also wanting to upgrade to.. something "future-proof", which there is no such thing in this area of technology, but something that can last me for a while, as I have a limited income and want to stretch hardware till it's dead.

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They didn't 'ditch' them, they just moved on to a new socket, that's what happens.



I think the x6 should be good for you, or a i5 quad core. Either one, whichever is cheaper for you.
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Yep, it all depends on your budget
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Hey guys, I know there are a ton of threads on this but most aren't really updated..since last year..

Anyways, I'm thinking of replacing my Core Series build in my sig. I've been out of the loop for a while and I was going to get the i5/P55 combo..but.. since Intel crapped out on SB.. I'm not too sure where to go..

At first I was gonna get a i5/P55 combo as I said above but then I read that Intel is ditching 1366/1156, is that true? If that is then how well would a X6 par up against.

I would be doing mostly Photoshop, Video Editing, Encoding, Ripping..etc.. and some games when I have free time.

I'm also wanting to upgrade to.. something "future-proof", which there is no such thing in this area of technology, but something that can last me for a while, as I have a limited income and want to stretch hardware till it's dead.

Thanks

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Well, I can get a i5 but I have no idea which motherboards are good, I've had my eye on the Biostar i55, does anyone have any comments on that?

That being said, the X6 would benefit me on both multitasking ability and "future-proofing" no?
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post #6 of 46
there is no bad p55 board atm, besides some jetway ones. I'd get one w/ multiple pci slots for expansion like the msi big bang ones. Asrock extreme is what I have and it's great
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I built a X6 system simply because it was the cheaper option and I am very happy with my choice got nothing against Intel they are just more expensive systems for the performance that is offered
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For budget builds, go for a AMD. Get an AM3+ board so - then you'll be able to run this generation of Phenoms and, if you want to upgrade, the next generation (bulldozer). Intel boards are also more expensive; it's not simply the price of the CPU that you have to take into account.

Phenom II 955 / 965 but, as others said, what's the budget?
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yea the AMD platform is for sure much more affordable, and I assume better upgradeability?

I'm thinking of the X6 1090T paired with a sub $150MB, dunno which one.

As for budget, I can really get either, but about $400, 600$ max

Edit: Also gotta include 100$ ram as well
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post #10 of 46
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Originally Posted by xxsashixx View Post
yea the AMD platform is for sure much more affordable, and I assume better upgradeability?
All custom PCs have great upgradability regardless if its Intel or AMD
you only need to build a new system if they change the socket on
the motherboard
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