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Old 12-14-2007, 01:13 AM   #1
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Talking AMD vs Intel... Buying new CPU

I am buying some new parts. Now question is should I get an AMD or Intel based system. I only have $400 budget for new CPU, Mobo, GFX Card, and case.

Now what would be the best CPU?

Intel: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115031

AMD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103194

(I'm trying to keep the CPU cost around $100-130)

I've built a friend a PC with the Intel chip and seemed fast. But never built a AMD system yet. So what do you guys think is the best bang for my buck.

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Old 12-14-2007, 02:11 AM   #2
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I would do an AMD system for that.

CPU

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=2470587

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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...387&CatId=2838

You're choice GFX and Case...
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Default Re: AMD vs Intel... Buying new CPU

What are you going to be using it for?
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Default Re: AMD vs Intel... Buying new CPU

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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=2470587

Mobo
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...387&CatId=2838
I would use that mobo but I forgot to mention, I wanna have SLI for future upgrades Sorry, my bad.

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What are you going to be using it for?
General web surfing, IRC/AIM chatting, and mild gaming (UT3, Portal, no big games like Crysis)
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I would use that mobo but I forgot to mention, I wanna have SLI for future upgrades Sorry, my bad.


General web surfing, IRC/AIM chatting, and mild gaming (UT3, Portal, no big games like Crysis)
hmmm now you say you want to have SLI for future upgrades which would indicate you want a socket 775 intel,

but because your budget is rather low i would suggets going for AMD as there lower end CPU's are better that intels lower end but at the top end intel dominates,

so if u wan t a computer for the future get a socket 775 with a cheap C2D that should last you for now and then in the future you will have the upgradability on the mobo,
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Default Re: AMD vs Intel... Buying new CPU

Asus M2N-SLi

5000+ Black Edition

and whatever GPU and Case you wish to get.

Edit: Ssc, there are boards for AMD that have SLi (Infact, I am staring at one right now, my MSI K9N Diamond has 2 PCI-e slots, and comes with the SLi Bridge. It is also upgradable to the new AM2+ Phenom, requiring only a bios flash & update.)
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Default Re: AMD vs Intel... Buying new CPU

http://www.motherboardpro.com/GIGABY...ard-p-241.html
Thats the mobo i use. Around $99 USD, sli ready bridge included, right socket for an AMD 5000+ Black edition.
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