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here are my 2 cents, you can build a budget build with either(sb or phII), for around 500$ maybe less, and the sb will out perform the phII but for around 60$ more on average, so either way is good(if you go 955 it will be more than 60 if you go 2300 or 2400 it will be just fine as well for a budget pc) but it all depends on what you want, me, i wanted a high end pc, that will game and emulate, i wanted to do programming, as well as video stuff 3ds max, etc.... but if it was a purely gaming pc, i would have gone phII because you don't notice the difference in games, and you save 60$+
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It's like asking if you want to be a Sith or a jedi.
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Not really, no. Siths try to conquer the world.
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I think for HTPC 22nm SBs are arguably a better choice than AMD. Great thermals, better performance-per-clock. If I were building an HTPC from scratch I'd be looking at stock-clocked sandys.
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Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
I think for HTPC 22nm SBs are arguably a better choice than AMD. Great thermals, better performance-per-clock. If I were building an HTPC from scratch I'd be looking at stock-clocked sandys.

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