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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

1090T and AM3+ board will allow at least the next crop of CPUs. Going by AMDs past record, the next several generations of processor.
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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
which.. intel is doing with their 1156 then 1155.. Where as AMD, AM3 chips are backwards compatible no?
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which.. intel is doing with their 1156 then 1155.. Where as AMD, AM3 chips are backwards compatible no?
AM3 chips work on AM2+ boards if your BIOS supports the chip.
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Both Intel and AMD have good products and some times it's just a personal thing as far as choice.
If you are thinking Future proof then I would wait till at least the second quarter of the year for the launch of bulldozer and also I think the Intel Sandy bridge problems will be fixed before then. Also Intels Ivy Bridge is in the horizon too (I would be waiting for rockwell).

The knock on effect will be the earlier gen stuff will get cheaper and I would expect to see the AMD X6s like the 1100t to be much less expensive (Its got 6 cores which are great for Video editing and they are good value now).
ATM with Intel its hard to say as the best (IMO) was the 1366 and Sandy bridge is having Mobo issues (which they are fixing), Ivy bridge is as far as I know just a Die shink to something like 22nm.

If it has to be Now, I would go for the AMD X6 family or the 1366 i7 (it's older but goes hard, not cheap).

If you can wait, See how Bulldozer goes if it performs go for that, if not go for the repaired Sandy bridge or Ivy Bridge.

I have heard but I'm not sure if the Ivy processors will be compatible with the Sandys.

Price is almost always in favor of AMD
Edited by Doom - 2/10/11 at 8:32pm
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Right now is a good time to buy an AMD system. I'm not just saying that cause I like AMD, the X6s are 200$ and under now, and DDR3 memory is fairly priced.
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how well is the GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H?
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Right now is a good time to buy an AMD system. I'm not just saying that cause I like AMD, the X6s are 200$ and under now, and DDR3 memory is fairly priced.
This
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how well is the GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H?
It's a good mid range board you should also look at ASUS 890G boards as well.
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Okay so how is this combo?

X6 1100T
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3 8GB DDR3-1600 CL9
Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H

HSF will be Hyper212+ & PSU HX650W, will it be enough juice?

Edit: Only reason why I chose the Gigabyte, cause it has 8 SATA ports
Edited by xxsashixx - 2/10/11 at 8:43pm
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how well is the GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H?
Gigabyte boards are very good, rarely do I buy anything else.

Although I bought one of these for a friend. I liked it so much, I bought one for my other rig.

The price is great, and it works with DDR2 and DDR3!
Edited by Megaman_90 - 2/10/11 at 8:46pm
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