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August 25, 2007 6:25:24 PM

Hello!

Please help to select AMD or Intel:

Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor E6550 + Motherboard P5K ASUS Super Memspeed Technology


or

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ Socket AM2 BOX + GIGABYTE GA-M57SLI-S4 (AM2) NFORCE570 SLI SOUND GBL DDR2 800MHZ


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August 25, 2007 6:41:24 PM

the first one , x2 5600 is @ 2.8 and e6550 is @ 2.3 , and they perform near each other , check out the charts for more info , but e6550 is a great OCer , and when it comes to OCing , Core2Duo wins
August 25, 2007 7:02:02 PM

I hate to say it but Maziar is right, amd is getting whipped right now.
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August 25, 2007 7:42:34 PM

The e6550 kicks the as-s out of the 5600+
August 25, 2007 7:59:39 PM

You can get a nice $50 Gigabyte Mobo for AMD @NewEgg and a decent X2 CPU for $65. This is much less than you can get any C2D w/ a Decent Mobo. This will give you extra money for a good GPU if you don't have much money.

However, Even the cheap E2160 for $90 when OC'd to it's potential will beat any current AMD processor in most tasks when fully OC'd.

So, there really is no point to any mid-range AMD CPU other than non-analytical favoratism.
August 26, 2007 6:58:25 AM

Thank You so much, so I go Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor E6550 + Motherboard P5K ASUS .

Could You please recommend me a Grafic Card under 100$ (not for a gamer).

Thank You in forward
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August 26, 2007 7:37:05 AM

nvidia 8500gt or ati 2600 pro , they are under $100 and have dx10 support too
August 26, 2007 9:39:45 AM

Rabidpeanut said:
I hate to say it but Maziar is right, amd is getting whipped right now.


I am an Intel fanboy but I'm not stupid, I hope AMD does make a comeback because when companies compete you win.
August 26, 2007 11:09:24 AM

I would go for the 2600 over the 8500 if i were you.
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August 26, 2007 1:33:47 PM

well as long as he doesnt do gsming ,then he shall go with the cheapest one
August 26, 2007 1:51:06 PM

Go for the 2600, better as an overall package, with all the HD support and attachments.
August 26, 2007 2:33:27 PM

In my opinion, support the company that appeals to you at this point, as price/performance is factored into the prices. AMD has an Apple-type following and is the underdog, and they take great care in their products. I paid 119$ CAD for an Opty 165 S939 and the stock cooler has heatpipes even. I am happier with a slower system that I am proud of which is probably how most people feel as AMD is still around... And yes, I will support Barcelona, Phenom, Fusion, etc. when it comes out too, even if they are a fair amount slower than Intel offerings, I am sure it will be "fast enough".
August 27, 2007 9:14:18 AM

After learning the prices and specifications, I think that most important for a Video card for a bit tomoorow day are DDR3, DirectX 10, and of course price.

I would decline next cards:

1. Radeon HD 2400XT Sonic 69$

2. GeForce® 8500GT Sonic 93$

3. Radeon HD 2600PRO Sonic 99$

Please advice is it correct??? (2 and 3 may be vice versa)

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