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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 did the math and found something that made AMD the obvious choice, considering AMDs 9ops/cycle to Intels 6, it would take a 4GHz Intel to match a 2.4GHz AMD, and since 2.6GHz seems easy enough with my Big Typhoon, I would need a ~4.3GHz Intel to match that, and that seems a bit high even for the Big Typhoon, but either way I don't think my dad's going for it
 

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Well, my dad officially told me to go F*ck myself (lol, actually he just said no but I heard go f*ck yourself) so im not getting any upgrades, MAYBE a 7900 in March if I get good grades but I'll probably pay for that.
 
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