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Old 02-19-2013, 12:22 AM   #11
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Intel fanboys are crazy!
Beg pardon? I'm 60 years old and have a lot of hands on experience. I don't go by all the charts, reading tea leaves, voodoo, and other mindless dribble posted on the internet. I go by my experiences. I like Intel because it does what I want it to do. I like EVGA and XFX video cards. Great performance for very reasonable cost. Does that make me a fanboy of one of those products? Of course not. It makes me a smart, tech savvy system designer.
There will always be the debate about who makes the better product. Only thing I can say in earnest is to shop carefully. There is an incredible amount of junk out there. Be careful.

As for me...
I've used Intel for every scratch build since day one. Last time was a DP35DP mother board and a core2duo @ 2.4ghz. The DP35DP is still rated as one of the best Intel mother boards.
For this build I went DZ77GA-70K for the mother board @ $219.00. The cpu is a i5 3570K 4 core unlocked @ $229.00.
The OP doesn't have to go the case and power supply I used as it was admittedly a bling bling thing.
To the OP. For 800 clams you can get a decent mother board and cpu, 8 gigs of ram, and a killer hard drive. Add a good power supply and a cheap case and you'll still be inside your budget. But you need a good graphics card and they can cost more than you gave for the mother board. My build so far is running $1150.00 and I'm not done yet. BUT By building your own system you can swap out parts and add on as the need arises. Prebuilts pretty much tie your hands as to what you can do with them down the road.
And here's some food for thought. AMD does not have built in thermal protection. It depends on the temp sensors in the mother board to protect it from thermal overload.
Intel on the other hand has built in thermal protection. When an Intel cpu chip hits it's high limit it will throttle back 50%. If it's still running hot it will shut down. Your 229.00 dollar investment will survive to compute again. Your 110.00 dollar AMD will fry itself forcing you to have to buy another one.

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Old 02-19-2013, 12:50 AM   #12
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Intel FTW, Im on my second i7 (3rd Gen) and love it !

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Old 02-19-2013, 01:53 AM   #13
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I have to agree with all the Intel people here they are very good, The so called "$1000 i5 and i7 CPU'S" aren't even worth that much and I highly doubt that anyone would pay that much for a CPU, Sure some of Intel's CPU's are overpriced but its worth the money. AMD's cpu's will hardly ever be able to keep up with Intel's technology.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:05 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by BK_123 View Post
AMD's cpu's will hardly ever be able to keep up with Intel's technology.
and even this I have to disagree with. the High end FX chips are perfectly capable at gaming and can keep up with a decent GPU.

The main problem is that everyone's always "X is faster than X by oceans and galaxies" and the honest truth is that it usually isn't that way.

But saying that a $1k CPU is the best anyone can get from a company is baloney. Yes, if you have that kind of cash, you don't care about the $200 i5's, but the $200 i5's are what "everyone" is buying. At least according to the sales charts.
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:28 PM   #15
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AMD chips do offer acceptable playable frame rates in games. AMD isn't necessarily bad. They are just inferior to Intel.

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