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Help me decide, stick with Intel or switch to AMD?

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I'm in a bit of a pickle here, IF I sell my mobo/cpu/ram for $300, I could get:

AMD 4400+
DFI SLI-DR Expert
2GB (2x1GB) G.SKILL DDR500
For about $850-300=$550

OR

I could sell just my cpu/ram for $150 and get:

Pentium D 930 Presler
2GB (2x1GB) Crucial Ballistix DDR2 667
For about $700-150=$550

So which should I do, considering the cost to me (my dad) will be the same $550 bucks, should I get a 4400+ and OC it to about 2.6 which is what most people get to or should I get the Presler which should hit over 4.2GHz......
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I don't have any major troubles with Intel, it used to be that AMD was for gaming and Intel was for multi-tasking, video editing and other similar applications.

AMD has started to overtake Intel now though, even though it's only by seconds. (Gaining 10 seconds during CloneDVD is not enough for me to throw away my whole system and buy all AMD stuff), so if Intel DOESN'T amaze with Conroe, I might consider switching in a few years when I ened a whiole new set up....

That said, I hear the talk from Intel on Conroe.....but I haven't seen any benchmarks yet.

I'll wait to see the
from intel.......
 
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