Originally Posted by Full_Tilt
Its not better in every way, most notably the cost, also the way the multipliers work.
Do some research. These questions have been covered a million times both on this forum and others. There is a search bar at the top right of this page that will tell you all you need to know and more. All this thread is going to do is turn into a pissing match and get locked.
Most hostile post so far.
I bought my first i7 because I was told it was by far the best chip on the market. The person telling me this was my best friend and an AMD fanboy for years. He wears an AMD baseball cap as regular attire.
I bought an i7 920. It was great. I have since passed that on to my wife. We built 3 more systems since then for 3 of our sons. One uses a AMD 1055t and X-fire 5670's (this son was low on funds and we went cheap), the second has an i7 950 and a GTX 470 (he bought based on what he thought were the best price breaks for performance), the third won an AMD TWKR Black Edition at Comicon so we built a system around that. He has money but is cheap. He bought a GTX 260 for graphics but did spring for a Gigabyte UD7 motherboard. Using a H70 we OC'ed this puppy.
All of the systems preform well in the games we play. The GTX 260 is a bottle neck when you get a lot of bodies on the screen at once.
The i7 950 cost $200 at the time of purchase (last November at Microcenter), the 1055t cost $180 on eBay at the same time. We did save money on the mother board for the AMD. Bought a really nice MSI as suggested hereon OCN for $100 while the i7 950 uses an Asus which cost $200.
We didn't really save a lot of money building with AMD, maybe $200. Over all we are happy with all the systems. I am looking forward to the summer when temps run in the 110F to 120f range. Looking to see how those H70's preform then (all the systems use the H70).