Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Need help decideing on new system build

Last response: in Systems
Share
November 14, 2007 2:26:35 PM

I've been an amd fanboy for awhile, and hate giving my money to intel... but the more i look into it the more tempted i am. I plan on ordering this by the end of the month. I know intel and amd are both releasing new cpus soon, but thatd mean waiting at least a month or before upgrading... waiting for reviews, parts to get in stock, etc.

I'm torn between these 2 builds. I am going to be using this for gaming. For a hard drive ill be reusing my 74gb 1st gen raptor (from what ive seen its still faster then the newer 7200rpm hard drives). The AMD build has a hard drive in it because ill be using that for my media center...

All items must be purchased from Tigerdirect since i have $1100 in gcs for them.

I doubt id ever get around to overclocking so that doesnt make any difference to me (otherwise id get the amd 5000 BE).

I was unsure of a motherboard for the intel, so if anyone has a better suggestion please let me know

AMD x2 6400+
http://www.tigerdirect.com/sectors/wishlist/wishlist.as...

Intel Core 2 Quad 6600
http://www.tigerdirect.com/sectors/wishlist/wishlist.as...

More about : decideing system build

November 14, 2007 5:08:38 PM

Q6600
November 14, 2007 8:25:35 PM

Q6600
Related resources
November 14, 2007 8:59:36 PM

Well, the Q6600 obviously will preform better, but isn't the amd option less expensive?
November 14, 2007 9:08:05 PM

aadamszc said:
Well, the Q6600 obviously will preform better, but isn't the amd option less expensive?

It is not always true, but in this case, "you get what you pay for".
!