Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-03-2007, 04:07 AM   #1
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 8
Default Buy an intel core duo or wait for a new amd cpu?

Hi all

Buy an intel core duo or wait for a new amd cpu?

my budget for the processor is about 300-350 dollars.

im getting into gaming a little, so i'll need a good gaming and multimedia rig.

I'm planning to build a computer, but i doubt that because in the country i live in its hard to find the hardware so i may go with the pre-built ones.

__________________

Mr.X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2007, 05:21 AM   #2
Fully Optimized
 
ssc456's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 4,279
Send a message via MSN to ssc456
Default Re: Buy an intel core duo or wait for a new amd cpu?

umm if you wait for new AMD CPU's u might aswell wait for the price drop on Core2Quad's but if u dont wonna wat then the e6600 will suit n e gamer at the mo.

also if u wait i think the Q6600 will be affordable soon
__________________

__________________
He who has never failed has never attempted anything worth succeeding at.

Dont Eat Animals, Its Not Good For Them And They Dont Like It!
ssc456 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2007, 09:37 AM   #3
Golden Master
 
mammikoura's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 7,459
Send a message via MSN to mammikoura
Default Re: Buy an intel core duo or wait for a new amd cpu?

I'd buy a core 2 duo.
__________________
0_o
mammikoura is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2007, 09:39 AM   #4
In Runtime
 
Brian_Fenner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 366
Default Re: Buy an intel core duo or wait for a new amd cpu?

You can wait forever for something newer and "better"...........
Get the best you can afford with what's out now and don't look back.
__________________
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
GoldWings Rule!
Brian_Fenner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2007, 09:47 AM   #5
muz
Golden Master
 
muz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 6,928
Default Re: Buy an intel core duo or wait for a new amd cpu?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian_Fenner View Post
You can wait forever for something newer and "better"...........
Get the best you can afford with what's out now and don't look back.
Yeah i would generally agree with that unless you know the price of something better already out is dropping soon i wouldnt bother waiting if you dont know when the price drop is as it could be tomorrow or it could be in 6 months. Only wait for price drops that you know the date off

And i wouldn't bother thinking after about 4 months wow that is $100 cheaper now as the 4 months of gaming fun you just had are worth much much more than $100
__________________
Desktop-AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+-2GB Elixer DDR2 800 250gb+500gb+500gb+120gb
Laptop-Apple Macbook Pro 13" Intel core i5(2.3ghz) 4gb Ram 320gb hard drive
muz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2007, 11:38 AM   #6
Fully Optimized
 
esa193's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 4,210
Send a message via AIM to esa193
Default Re: Buy an intel core duo or wait for a new amd cpu?

wait till july 22 i think it is
intel core 2 quad and duos drop price like crazy
plus we have no idea how the new intel lines going to be
wait for bench marks then decide to buy
__________________
antec 900, q6600, 4G, 500G, 160G, 9800gtx, 780i, 47in 1080ptv, 5.1 surround sound

MacArthur wrestling pwns!
esa193 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2007, 04:51 PM   #7
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,276
Default Re: Buy an intel core duo or wait for a new amd cpu?

Personally, since I just prefer AMD over Intel especially now since they're getting pounded on by C2D, I'd wait for the Barcelona Core to make it's debut and really see the capabilities of the final product, I'd make my decision of the price/performance ratio then and settle with C2D or Phenom.
__________________
| AMD 3800+ X2 Dual Core Processor | ASUS A8N-e nF4 Ultra | Hitachi Deskstar 250gb 3.0 gb/s | 1gb Corsair Value RAM 2x512 | eVGA geforce 6800GS | sound blaster live! 24-bit | NZXT Trinity Classic chassis | OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI PSU |
I was there. In the networking forum for the first time, and it was because.. of 341
kchi55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2007, 01:25 PM   #8
In Runtime
 
AMDpwnz0r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 122
Default Re: Buy an intel core duo or wait for a new amd cpu?

Just wait and watch AMD leave Intel in the dust
__________________

__________________
-AMDpwnz0r Rig-
AMD 9950BE PhenomX4 @ 3.1Ghz |HIS 4870 1Gb (790/1070) |160Gb WesternDigital|4GB G.Skill (pc2 8000)|ASUS M3A78-T |Corsair 750TX PSU|Antec Nine Hundred Case|Zalman 8700NT CPU Cooler|G15 Gaming keyboard|G5 Gaming mouse|
AMDpwnz0r is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0