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AMD Phenom II X2 550 vs Intel E7400

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July 7, 2009 11:43:56 PM

Hi there,

I'm trying to decide what CPU I should go for out of the two.

I've always liked Intel however I am considering AMD's new Phenom series because they seem to be getting some good reviews lately.

Obviously my decision will change other factors such as what mobo I pick, So please could you suggest a mobo that will pair nicely with the chosen CPU.

Thanks all the best,

Matt-
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July 8, 2009 12:20:41 AM

well dude i need to no wat u plan to use the cpu for, the budget etc
the amd build would be cheaper, i looked at some reviews and they trade blows
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July 8, 2009 12:29:44 AM

The 550 would be better (just slightly) and overclocks well. Just pair it with a good 780G board and you'll be good to go. If you are interested in crossfire then I say go for the ASRock 780GXE, or if you want to spend a little the Gigabyte 790X board.
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July 8, 2009 1:46:15 AM

The 550 overclocks really well and also has the possibility of being a quad core with the right southbridge the SB750 or SB710. I have one and was able to unlock the cores. Having a 3.1 ghz quad core with 8 mb of cache is pretty sweet.
July 8, 2009 11:53:42 AM

xaira said:
well dude i need to no wat u plan to use the cpu for, the budget etc
the amd build would be cheaper, i looked at some reviews and they trade blows


Well I'm going to be doing some moderate gaming, alot of video editing and some photoshop on top. I'm currently running a Pentium D 820 so I'm expecting a big performance increase whatever CPU I go for.

Thanks all for the replies,

Matt-
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July 8, 2009 2:55:08 PM

Yeah, it will be a pretty big increase either way :D .
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July 9, 2009 2:18:57 AM

If you got the money, Newegg has a combo with the 940 BE and a 790gx for $210
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Yes its biostar, but well worth the mid grade mobo for a quad if you can swing it. If you have even more, theres better mobo combos with the 940 BE. You'll appreciate the extra cores when editing video
July 9, 2009 2:38:34 AM

You could get a X3 710 for the same price as and E7400, and the AMD mobos are cheaper.
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July 9, 2009 8:01:25 PM

I wouldn't say biostar is a bad board for an AMD system. The newegg combo looks very good for the price.
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