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i5 2300 vs x4 840 for workstation

post #1 of 14
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This is for my dad, he does a whole lot of coding and web design, no gaming.

The i5 is $205 AUS
The x4 is $119 AUS

Is the sandy bridge really good enough to justify the $85 price difference? (in aus)

Thanks in advance
    
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The i5 smokes the X4 hands down in everything.
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post #3 of 14
SB should be way better due to the newer AES instructions. if programs that you are using are using those instructions, go for SB.

what is your budget, maybe you can catch up on K model and crazy ocing
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He wants the whole system for under $1000AUS

so far ive planned:


Acer V243HLBD 24in Widescreen LED Monitor
Intel Core i5 2300
MSI H67MA-E45 Motherboard B3
Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
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Gigabyte GZ-PC Black Mid Tower Case
Logitech Wireless Desktop MK250
Leadtek WinFast DTV1000 S PCI

Total without shipping comes to $1005

Any suggestions?

All parts will be ordered from www.pccasegear.com.au
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bumping because i need to make a decision quick!!
    
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post #6 of 14
no ocing anyway, but i suggest to go with low i7 or i5 2500.
post #7 of 14
Just go with AMD, they are far cheaper than Intel, can it will give you more room to get more upgrade's
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post #8 of 14
Sandy Bridge all the way.X4's were inferior to the first gen i5's and i7's. Since Sandy Bridge is the second gen of i5's and i7's its far superior to the Phenom II's. Sandy Bridge will be better clock for clock and core for core due to a newer architecture. Not to mention hyperthreading which will help when coding and design.
    
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post #9 of 14
Coding- So I assume he does a lot of compiling(Sandy Bridge excels here)

Either way, SB is better in every way. I think he should have the best option available if it is work.
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post #10 of 14
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any ideas where I could shave off a few $, im already $50 over budget
    
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