AMD/Gigabyte vs. Intel/Asus combo - which is better bang for the buck? Tags: New Build AMD Gigabyte Systems Product Last response: March 14, 2009 3:33 PM in Systems Share MathWiz579 March 13, 2009 4:10:39 AM Almost finished building my system. I see the following two CPU/mobo combos on Newegg: AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz/GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-UD4H - $308 (Link) Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz/ASUS P5Q Pro - $375 (Link) Thoughts on which combo is better bang for the buck or just better overall? This will be paired in my system with a Sapphire HD 4870 512MB GPU. Thanks! More about : amd gigabyte intel asus combo bang buck xthekidx March 13, 2009 4:40:02 AM The mobo in the AMD combo is better, the Intel CPU is better. As far as gaming performance goes, those two processors will probably put out equal numbers. I personally would go for the AMD combo. Use the extra 70 to save up for a second 4870. t85us March 13, 2009 6:02:44 AM +1 for AMD Related resources 8800gt vs 8800gts (g92) better bang for the buck ? Which - Forum Gaming computer- best bang for buck ! - Forum Best Bang for the buck - Forum ASUS P8Z68-V LX LGA 1155 RAM Recommendations - Forum Best Bang for the Buck System - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Jpain March 13, 2009 2:36:57 PM Hello 1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo with x3 720 Combo Price: $246.99 better bang for the buck ?? xthekidx March 13, 2009 7:40:57 PM Jpain said:Hello 1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo with x3 720 Combo Price: $246.99 better bang for the buck ?? Not really, you get what you pay for. The 940 is just better, worth 60 more dollars IMO, the Gigabyte board is higher quality too. That is a good combo for someone on a tighter budget. bmuell March 13, 2009 9:16:20 PM 940 Deneb is $20 cheaper as of today, too. Clear winner. Jpain March 14, 2009 3:33:13 PM Hello 1. OK, X4 940 is the best, BUT is it smart to pay that extra for little advance... since X3 OC is preaty goot with games... X3 720 BE is cooler and clocks a bit better. 2. It really depens what you do, only for games X3 720 OC is bang for a buck... http://hwt.dk/literaturedetails.aspx?LiteratureID=12795 http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1489&pageID=6334 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumFirst time builder - OC better bang for buck ? ForumMost bang for buck on a gaming CPU? Forum[Nvidia] Upgrade advice - 285 gtx SLI vs 460 gtx SLI - Bang for Buck Forum' Bang for buck ' GPU which can run on Ultra ForumWhich ASUS mobo is the best bang for the buck ? Forum7950 OC the best bang for the buck at ~$300? ForumBest bang for buck 2011 socket? ForumDimen. 8400 vs . 4700, More bang for the buck ? Forum$700-$1000 "consensus" bang-for-the-buck build ForumBang For My Buck ForumIs this build any good? How can I maximize the bang for my buck ? ForumIs this a good budget gaming build?? ForumWhich one to go with? ForumWhich one of these CPU's are better than the other? ForumIntel SC5300 blinking power supply led More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !