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Old 01-02-2011, 02:59 PM   #11
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Thanks for the recommendations, I will consider all
The reason why I listewd the two processors was because the I7 is the lowest of that line and the I5 is the high end of that line

I haven't considered AMD cause I am not to familiar with them, but maybe I should give them a shot

Thanks for the help
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Just as a note, that link to the 12 core opteron was for Darkseeker, not you. So don't think that's what I was getting at. Why don't you give us a budget to work with and we'll help you pick out a comparable AMD system...
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:51 PM   #12
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If you want to go with something now then go for the i7 rig. The parts you've picked out are spot on and will last you a while. Then when you fancy an upgrade later just swap out the GPU for a better model.

The 1156 i5's are being replaced this month with the Sandy Bridges which are looking to be great performers teamed with the P67 motherboards although might be a little bit more money than an i5 rig.

It really depends on your budget but if your mentioning an i7 platform then I can assume you have enough for a nice i5/P55 or the LGA1155 SB's/P67 rigs.
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:33 PM   #13
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I just switched over to AMD after being only with Intel. I think overall AMD is cheaper...in price that is.
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if you want a good system for a do-able price, especially when on a budget, AMD is a better choice. Intel are a bigger name and therefore have bigger prices. i.e. Most people could tell you that Intel are something to do with computers, not many people have heard of AMD really.
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id go for the first one
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sorry for getting back late

my budget is in the range of $1100 to $1200, this does not include monitor, keyboard, mouse, or operating system
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Having read a review on the latest LGA1155 Sandy Bridge CPU's and P67 boards it seems they seriously own the i7 9xx/X58 platforms! Seriously the only LGA1366 CPU that can keep up with them is the 6 core i7 980X and it costs 3 times more.

Wait a few weeks and go with a Sandy Bridge platform!

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Well I have looked at the 1155's on wikipedia and I had the I5 2500 as an option, but I wasnt sure on how fast some of the other compatible parts would be out, ie: motherboard and so on
It seems like asus and gigabyte already have them lined up, but they are just waiting on the release of the processor

I am able to wait asI am also saving money for my wedding at the same time so it isn't a huge rush
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Having read a review on the latest LGA1155 Sandy Bridge CPU's and P67 boards it seems they seriously own the i7 9xx/X58 platforms! Seriously the only LGA1366 CPU that can keep up with them is the 6 core i7 980X and it costs 3 times more.

Wait a few weeks and go with a Sandy Bridge platform!

Wait 2 days and go with Sandy Bridge I think you mean
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Wouldn't a 850W PSU be over kill for both of those unless you are planning to crossfire or SLI later?
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