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An Athlon II X4 is still $70 cheaper than the 970 ($100 vs $170), so my point about the significant price difference still stands.
the Athlon II X4, at realistic obtainable sales prices, is a lot cheaper than what most people here think. I got mine (X4 630) brand new from Fry's for $40. an athlon II quad for $40 is ridiculously hard to beat. athlon IIs, as long as you refuse to pay retail, is the way to go if you're looking strictly for bang per buck, no question. i have phenom IIs but there's no doubt that the athlon IIs are better in terms of performance per dollar spent.

i also picked up an XFX 4850 for $22 final after california tax, a 9800 GTX+ for $63 final (this was some time ago), and a galaxy gtx 460 768 for what should be less than $60 bucks (pending, final value depends on what i sell hawx 2 for on ebay). my point is that most people on the boards just buy things at non-sale prices and know about computers but know nothing about tech deals. if you knew about obtainable athlon II prices then you'd know that the athlon II is a really good purchase.
post #112 of 135
yeah the Athlon II's are hard to beat for the money.
lets hope they bring some 32nm versions alongside Bulldozer!
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post #113 of 135
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yeah the Athlon II's are hard to beat for the money.
lets hope they bring some 32nm versions alongside Bulldozer!
isn't that what Llano is for?
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these are for the 95 percent of the population who want the opportunity to own a high clocked quad for the first time;people coming from low clocked duals. They are basically noob bait for AMD. These are bound to sway someone from a 2.66 i7 920

Also these were not really released for the enthusiasts even though I could find a use or two for them so why is everyone acting like these "don't make sense"?

/thread
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these are for the 95 percent of the population who want the opportunity to own a high clocked quad for the first time;people coming from low clocked duals. They are basically noob bait for AMD. These are bound to sway someone from a 2.66 i7 920

Also these were not really released for the enthusiasts even though I could find a use or two for them so why is everyone acting like these "don't make sense"?

/thread
What part of the name of this chip indicates that it isn't "for the enthusiasts"? The Phenom (short for supposedly phenomenal performance) or the Black Edition (with an unlocked multi)?

    
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Yup, all these people "what a waste of time and resoruces." Ok, let's take a look. AMD generates on final QuadCore on AM3. Intel builds a whole new Platform called Sandy bridge with mutliple CPU's just six months before Ivy Bridge comes out, yet none of these people say how ridiculous that is. *sigh*
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AMD releases the 59486451th version of the Phenom II and the thread still gets 7 pages worth of replies lol
Including your worthless reply.
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980 lol, ironic?
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I'd really want to see Phenom II X4 1000, just for ****s and giggles
    
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And what would $70 spare help a HTPC without secondary uses more than the L3 cache? GPU wouldn't be necessary, extra RAM wouldn't be either (Even 2GB would probably be fine), the only thing I can think of is an SSD instead of a normal HDD and that'd only work if you moved files and stuff on to another computer/hard drive.
You could get a better case.

$70 is the difference between this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811164094
and these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129018
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129057


Or, if you wish, you could use the $70 on something other than your computer.
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