Originally Posted by tkey912
Yea my last rig was amd and it ran fine but the only problem i find with amd is that thye run really hot. But it is for gaming. I keep hearing mention of the e8400 intel, but is quad core really worth it are there really any games out that need it?
At the moment, not really, but you will get a performance boost. If you plan on keeping this for a while or playing the newest games, go quad.
Since AMD switched to 45nm, they actually run pretty cool now. Plus, they come with a somewhat decent cooler.
The new phenom 2's beat the i7 in gaming benches. You should at least consider it.
I didn't see that you already had the computer.
In that case, yeah, the SLI is worth it, unless you want to buy an x2 card or something.