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post #11 of 143
Just to dispel this thread and troll like mad.

The OP is a guy who bought an Alienware for $2500 rolleyes.gif. That's a fact, it's on an old thread from two years ago that recently go necroed.
     
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post #12 of 143
...you don't know enough about CPUs to understand the answers....
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post #13 of 143
AMD has been improving an aging architecture since 2003. They have not been releasing a new design every two years or so like Intel.

AMD Bulldozer will hopefully drop this summer and will be the first major architecture designed from the ground up since 03'. The Bulldozer FX 6000 and 8000 series, 6 & 8-core processors will probably give the best competition against Intel's 2nd generation Core i-series architecture.
post #14 of 143
Think, I saved about 350-450 by geting the 965 over a i7 920. Thats a whole 6970 more for me. Sure, I lag a tad in cpu power but catch me when it comes to graphics if I invested the savings back into my rig.
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post #15 of 143
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krymore;12686941 
AMD has the price crown.

I paid $299+tax for my CPU and mobo at Microcenter. I don't consider that statement to be true any longer.
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post #16 of 143
I likes me some Intel, and plan on swapping my 965 for a SB/IB this summer, but $160 for a pretty nice quad core was hard to pass up. AMD uses an old architecture for even their latest chips, and it shows when compared to Intel's newer offerings, but it isn't exactly useless. I got caught out when I ordered this rig, since Intel pulled the mobos a few days before my money came in, so I bought this to hold me over. It's far from the fastest CPU on the market, but it serves my needs, and it didn't cost a fortune.
 
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post #17 of 143
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yoko Littner;12686940 
hang on OP. u will need this.

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post #18 of 143
Cause they are affordable for people who can't drop more than $700 on a system?
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post #19 of 143
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Quote:
Just to dispel this thread and troll like mad.

The OP is a guy who bought an Alienware for $2500 . That's a fact, it's on an old thread from two years ago that recently go necroed.
Just because I made a dumb choice 2 years ago doesn't mean anything, so what if I bought alienware, I'm rebuilding a whole new system this summer... Plus I was like 14 at the time
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post #20 of 143
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sheyster;12687028 
I paid $299+tax for my CPU and mobo at Microcenter. I don't consider that statement to be true any longer.

Not everyone lives close to a Microcenter. I am 300+ miles from the nearest one.
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