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Still with the AMD Phenom X6 1100. Money is more important in today's economy.

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A wise person once said

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Sure, it makes a difference if all you do is jack off to benchmarks all day, but with real life gaming and normal computing, there is almost no difference.

Well it went something like that.
Yeah, that's true sometimes. Let's take a look at a Phenom II 940 @ 3.75 vs. a i7 950 @ 4.3 ghz. Keep in mind all other settings are the same, and the only other difference is 1066 DDR2 vs 1600 DDR3. Top is AMD, bottom is intel.




Oh wait, my intel system's average framerate is better than my Phenom II's maximum framerate. And yes, both versions are 100% playable, but the point is AMD + more than 1 gpu + less than 1600P = Bottleneck!
    
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i'm glad to see the 970 came down in price to something slightly more reasonable. that being said, i just built my lanbox for less than what the 970 costs. and it plays bc2 great. my point is, to those that just play games, don't buy the 970. 6 cores sounds good on paper, but if you're not fully utilizing what the cpu is capable of, don't spend the money. this especially goes for those who think they need to upgrade from a current i7-920, 930, and 950. who knows, when ivy bridge is released, who's to say these same cpu's won't drop further in price?
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Still with the AMD Phenom X6 1100. Money is more important in today's economy.

Also...

A wise person once said



Well it went something like that.
Well, if 6 cores of the newly released Thuban is finally equal to 4 cores of the 2.5 year old 920, it makes perfect sense to buy it right? lol... Seeing as you could buy the 920 for the past 2.5 years for $200-$250 already, how's that "money is more important" analogy working for you in real life?

Dare I mention the performance advantage of a 2500K to a 920 which would obviously make things even more worse for Thuban. Can't forget about the 5Ghz on air problem that Thuban seems to lack as well...
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i'm glad to see the 970 came down in price to something slightly more reasonable. that being said, i just built my lanbox for less than what the 970 costs. and it plays bc2 great. my point is, to those that just play games, don't buy the 970. 6 cores sounds good on paper, but if you're not fully utilizing what the cpu is capable of, don't spend the money. this especially goes for those who think they need to upgrade from a current i7-920, 930, and 950. who knows, when ivy bridge is released, who's to say these same cpu's won't drop further in price?
Yeah, but when Ivy comes out (no offense) who's going to want to buy last generation Intel core processors? And that thinking, though logical, doesn't seem fit since if you look at 775 quad cores, they still range in the ~350 range. Sucks, I know. But, you can't change the market.
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