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Old 06-28-2009, 10:48 PM   #21
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Default Re: What CPU do I get? ={

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It's up to you completely.
but IMO the 955 is a better deal.
Not really if he is using it for encoding and editing. The time you save adds up to money IMO. Time = money. The 955 is a great chip but for gaming. The I7 Pwns it in Multithreaded applications. And It also has a memory controller for triple channel Memory. The price difference is so small now that it really doesn't matter either way. If you are only gaming that its a good choice to go for the 955 but buying a computer isn't always about what is the cheapest system its all about what you are doing with it.

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Old 06-28-2009, 10:58 PM   #22
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Default Re: What CPU do I get? ={

The Core i7 is only $50 extra, + I want to get triple-channel memory.
The AM3 motherboards equivalent to the P6T-SE are only $30 or so cheaper, and they're gigabyte too (I've had bad experience with gigabyte, that said I've only ever gotten their low-end allinones). So I'm willing to spend $80 extra.

I do play a lot of games but I don't really care for overkill performance with them, hence why I'm only going to use a 9600GT for a while.

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Old 06-28-2009, 11:00 PM   #23
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Default Re: What CPU do I get? ={

OK whatever.
The 790GX chipset is awesome though.
Yeah triple channel is awesome. I wish the 955 had it. I'm working on a 955 rig.

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