Originally Posted by dlee7283
that is if you buy everything from Newegg. Newegg overcharges on their CPU's big time. I have no idea why people buy CPU's from them even though they charge the worst prices on them.
I can get an i3 SB setup for the same price as a AMD Zacate setup just by going to Microcenter. I don't even have a Microcenter near me yet I would drive a few hours just to get the SB setup because it is so much better and can be upgraded to an i7 if needed down the road.
the i3-2100 deal is not the same as the 2100t. This is specifically about low power draw systems. The board/cpu cost of the i3 is almost 50% more than the zacate. How is this a good comparison?
Edit: Current lowest prices I could find on google shopping, not including tax or shipping, rounded down:
i3-2100t : $134
Zotac H67-ITX Wifi: $151
Amazon for the E350, in most states this is taxed and shipped:
How is the argument continuing. Intel wins performance per watt. AMD has a better price point. End of story. The only other bonus is that the H67 had built in wifi and more pci-e lanes.Edited by mobius9 - 4/18/11 at 5:38pm