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Old 09-28-2009, 11:17 PM   #21
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ok, i was referring to jogabonito but thanks anyways. do you have any suggestions about my build on the first page?
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:18 PM   #22
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a few reasons why i dont want to do that:
A) i live in canada, the processor alone would cost me $100 more
B) motherboards for the i7 are expensive
C) triple channel RAM is more expensive than dual channel RAM
D) im a high school student so i dont have that much money to spend

To be honest if you're looking for a budget build, you shouldn't be considering Intel in the first place.

Intel builds perform barely better (if it all) in some applications than AMD builds.

True, they do perform equally or better, but that calls into question Price vs. Performance.

Unless you are an Intel fanboy or need maximum performance, an AMD build will provide you with equal or unnoticeably different performance for much cheaper.

Then you go back to the motherboards being more expensive with an i7; well they're even cheaper with an AMD build.

You can easily get a better AMD build for your money than attempting to build a budget intel build, as you can get higher AMD parts for equal money.

Same as NVidia vs ATI, its all about Price vs. Performance when you are on a budget.

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An Intel CPU will perform up to 50% better than it's AMD counterpart when it comes to gaming. The i5 doesn't really lack in gaming either.

Actually, gaming is the area that Intel and AMD builds have been shown to be the closest, with AMD builds often beating Intel builds.

Its outside of gaming that Intel builds tend to keep a lead over AMD.

And 50%? That is just a ridiculously ludicrous statement.
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:21 PM   #23
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actually the i5 is $50 cheaper when you include the MOBO than the AMD 965, i was really surprised at that. i dont think that i could find anything close to that from AMD for the same price.
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:23 PM   #24
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An Intel CPU will perform up to 50% better than it's AMD counterpart when it comes to gaming. The i5 doesn't really lack in gaming either.
Rohan please. I'm getting tired of your Intel fanboyism babble bullshit. Take at look at your own benchmarks:

http://www.techspot.com/review/193-i...750/page9.html

The PII comes at par with the Intel processors at the higher resolution and the lower resolution, with higher being relatively better than lower.
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:25 PM   #25
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actually the i5 is $50 cheaper when you include the MOBO than the AMD 965, i was really surprised at that. i dont think that i could find anything close to that from AMD for the same price.
What motherboards were you looking at?
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intel MOBO: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813131404
AMD MOBO: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813128398
those are the 2, they have extremely similar specs i believe

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It connects to your motherboard and acts as a "restart" button. You can wire it differently if you'd like.
what could i rewire it to do?
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Rohan please. I'm getting tired of your Intel fanboyism babble bullshit. Take at look at your own benchmarks:

http://www.techspot.com/review/193-i...750/page9.html

The PII comes at par with the Intel processors at the higher resolution and the lower resolution, with higher being relatively better than lower.
That was my bad. I meant to put editing. I'm trying to do this on my phone.
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Old 09-29-2009, 12:03 AM   #28
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Editing would actually be a close race, but I think Intel would truly have the edge. It definitely does in programs that require lots of RAM use (as you can tell by the memory benchmarks) like encoding.
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Old 09-29-2009, 12:23 AM   #29
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PII 955
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103674
Mobo M4A79T
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131363
cost: 370 30 cheaper than your i5
200 Mhz overclock and you have a 965
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:39 AM   #30
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but i live in canada so i have to find deals on newegg.ca and the i5 MOBO's are cheaper for the specs that i want
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