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upgrade to i5?

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August 2, 2014 9:54:39 PM

I have a dead AMD motherboard running with a Phenom II 955BE. I am wondering if it is worth in the upgrade for i5+mobo for the real gaming experience otherwise I would buy a AMD mobo for replacement. Now, I am thinking about buying a R9 280 video card and an AMD mobo replacement to be cheap. I have already looked at the benchmark of the CPUs that i5 is faster. Well, it's about $200 difference. What is your experience? Thanks.

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August 2, 2014 9:57:01 PM

Go i5 and you will never return to AMD it's your choice!!!!!!!!!!

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August 2, 2014 10:00:19 PM

Once you go intel you wont go back. AMD simply dosent have the lineup to compete.
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August 2, 2014 10:02:01 PM

Depends on your budget and which amd or i5 cpu and motherboard you want

a fx6300 - $120 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

would run a r9 280 OK with a

gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 mobo $110 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

an i5 on H97 or Z97 will cost you

i5 4690 - $220 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
H97 mobo $85 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 3, 2014 10:48:41 AM

thanks everyone.

i7Baby, thanks for the links.
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August 3, 2014 4:24:51 PM

great info SR-71 Blackbird. thanks for the links.
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August 3, 2014 4:25:16 PM

Your welcome.
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