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Would anyone trade a i7 920 or i7 950 rig for say an amd rig like the one i have bellow? I am just curious as to see if anyone would do it.

Just a theoretical question, since my sandy bridge mobo is still recalled and i have resorted to an amd rig which isn't bad but just wondering.

Everyone seems to say intel is better even when comparing a quad core and a hexacore with a higher stock clock. I am new to computers so why is that actually? say an 1100T still can't out perform a 950 when an 1100t has six cores and has a higher stock speed?
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Depending on the differences in the rigs other components other than the CPU, some people would definitely trade. There isn't that much difference in the two in most situations that people on here will use it for. You may have take a downgrade on the GPU or HDD's or something like that, but I'm sure there are people that would trade.

Take my i7 system for example. I'd probably trade mine for yours if it was a complete trade for every component. I would be getting a nice GPU upgrade but losing some memory and a little slower cpu. Just depends on the situation.
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You have a super nice rig, you shouldn't even think about trading it in any way!

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Would anyone trade a i7 920 or i7 950 rig for say an amd rig like the one i have bellow? I am just curious as to see if anyone would do it.

Just a theoretical question, since my sandy bridge mobo is still recalled and i have resorted to an amd rig which isn't bad but just wondering.

Everyone seems to say intel is better even when comparing a quad core and a hexacore with a higher stock clock. I am new to computers so why is that actually? say an 1100T still can't out perform a 950 when an 1100t has six cores and has a higher stock speed?
If the application can utilize those two extra cores, it will generally be faster.

The intel chip is faster clock-per-clock. That's really the bottom line, real world performance is pretty close and when you factor in the budget AMD has a pretty solid offering.
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I might, the physical cores benefit me more than logical. But I would not actually trade my sig rig for yours, I would just build it from scratch again.
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sighhh, i had 4000 bucks as a present and i ended up building 3 rigs. One of which i sold without the video card, the other is recalled atleast the motherboard, and this one. The real reason i would like to trade is to utilize my 2 gtx 580s in sli. I have 3 580s so i can afford to give one away in this rig. That and i heard amd motherboards that are nvida based are not to be trusted.

Well... Of to craigslist to look for an i7, everyone cross their fingers.
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