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I've been out of the computer gaeme for awhile, looking upgrade my computer (Processor, Mobo, Memory)


What is going to give me more raw power? i7 950 or the Phenom X6 1090T?


Obviously the phenom has 2 more cores and is 33% cheaper... seems like the best deal to me, but is it? I need powerful multitasking...



What should I get? Also, I don't plan to overclock much. (blasphemy I know)


Thanks


Jbrown
Edited by jbrown - 2/27/11 at 11:06am
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Get the 950.the 950 beats the 1090t in gaming,multi-threaded apps and mostly everything else. Get the 950 at microcenter for 199.99 and it's the same price!
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Get the 950.the 950 beats the 1090t in gaming,multi-threaded apps and mostly everything else. Get the 950 at microcenter for 199.99 and it's the same price!
Yup.
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Well unless microcenter sells online I won't be able to do that... damn i was hoping AMD was good again lol...

ok now what mobo... not lookign to spend a fortune, just need something solid...
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Well unless microcenter sells online I won't be able to do that... damn i was hoping AMD was good again lol...

ok now what mobo... not lookign to spend a fortune, just need something solid...
Look o'er in the OCN Marketplace. People are getting rid of 1366 gear every week.
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i7 for sure.
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Look o'er in the OCN Marketplace. People are getting rid of 1366 gear every week.
oh so 1366 is going out? What's the new "in" thing? Under $350 or so
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oh so 1366 is going out? What's the new "in" thing? Under $350 or so
Sandybridge, LGA1155. For $350 budget, you won't be able to afford a good board an a hyperthreaded CPU tho.
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Wait for Bulldozer (New AMD CPU)
    
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Sandybridge, LGA1155. For $350 budget, you won't be able to afford a good board an a hyperthreaded CPU tho.
proc/mobo is seperate budget, but let me look!


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