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Should I get AMD 940 or Intel i7 920?

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June 7, 2009 1:33:50 PM

Im building a pc and im not sure wich of those procesors to choose...if I get amd i save around $300 and $30 if i put 2 video cards on it...so should i use intel i7 or amd?

Heres the Intel i7 info:

CPU cp1-17-920 I7.920 $292
Cooler Thermaltaklke v1 $60
MOBO Evga x58 $324
Memory OC2 Gold(6gigs) $103
Hard Drive Hitachi (500gig) $65
DVD-RW Drive DVD/CD RW $50
Video Card ATI 4890 $280
PSU 850wats $162
Build $160


Outside the case

Case HAF 932 $184
Keybord Logitech 600 $24
Mouse Death Adder $47
Monitor Scelptre $199
OS Vista Home 64 bit $118
System Accesories Fan Ultra (x5) Aprox $100

Price-$2248

AMD 940 Info:

CPU AMD 940 $207
Cooler v1 AX $60
MOBO M4A79 OeLuxe $227
Memory 8gig ram xms2 $101
Hard Drive Hitachi (500gig) $65
DVD-RW Drive DVD/CD RW $50
Video Card Diamond 4890 $270 (or xfx 4890 for $280)
PSU ultra 750 $97
Build $160


Outside the case

Case HAF 932 $184
Keybord Logitech 600 $24
Mouse Death Adder $47
Monitor Scelptre $199
OS Vista Home 64 bit $118
System Accesories Fans 999x5 $50 (optional)

Price:$1914
Price with 2 video cards:$2214

As you can see both are gaming pc.

NOTE:p RICES INCLUDE EVERTHING A COMPUTER USES EXEPT THE SURGE PROTECTOR!MONITOR,KEYBOARD,MOUSE,ETC ARE ALL INCLUDED!

Thanks in advance. :??: 

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June 7, 2009 1:57:25 PM

Well, is this going to be used for primarily gaming? Gaming only? If either is the case, then go with the AMD build and more GPU power. Of course both builds could use some improvements. Please list the actual model for the PSUs and provide us with information on where you can buy your products.

June 7, 2009 2:03:09 PM

yea il use it for gaming only.of course homework now and then but any pc can do that.im buying it at compusa...the other option would be bestbuy and im not going there because they scamed me once and their prices are higher.i dont have any other options (i live in puerto rico we basicly have 2 computer stores here also i cant buy it online either)

Idk either psu sorry I just put what i told the compusa guy i wanted but something he recomended himself and i said yea"..psu and mouse were some things he recomended but idk their names sorry
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June 7, 2009 2:10:18 PM

Newegg does in fact ship to Puerto Rico. You might have to pay a bit more for shipping than others, but I think it's definitely worth taking on your own build. It's a great process and you can learn a ton about how your computer works for troubleshooting later if you run into problems.
June 7, 2009 2:12:54 PM

foolycooly said:
Newegg does in fact ship to Puerto Rico. You might have to pay a bit more for shipping than others, but I think it's definitely worth taking on your own build. It's a great process and you can learn a ton about how your computer works for troubleshooting later if you run into problems.



yea i know i CAN but the problem is im only 13 and my mom doesnt like buying online....lucky if she even buys a $5 shirt lol
June 7, 2009 2:24:49 PM

get the i7 build, it will last you longer, but swap that hitachi drive for a Samsung F1, Western Digital Caviar or Seagate .12.
June 7, 2009 2:27:40 PM

Helloworld_98 said:
get the i7 build, it will last you longer, but swap that hitachi drive for a Samsung F1, Western Digital Caviar or Seagate .12.


>< i keep geting mixed answers...1 guy at compusa said amd the other intel..on yahoo answers i asked about 3 times and 2 ppl answered on each with dif answers idk what to do >.< :??: 
June 7, 2009 2:34:06 PM

if you can afford it, get the i7 build it will last you a good 1-2 years longer than the AMD build providing you upgrade the graphics every time a new DX version comes out.
June 7, 2009 2:39:23 PM

Helloworld_98 said:
if you can afford it, get the i7 build it will last you a good 1-2 years longer than the AMD build providing you upgrade the graphics every time a new DX version comes out.


ok thanks but what about amd?i mean if i choose amd i can have 2 video cards or will it be about the same with i7?
June 7, 2009 2:40:51 PM

exactly the same with i7.
June 7, 2009 2:45:57 PM

Helloworld_98 said:
exactly the same with i7.


even with 1 video card? hmm i think il go with it then thanks!
June 7, 2009 2:56:24 PM

yep, infact the i7 may perform better depending on the game.

Although you might lose 5fps in some games at high fps like when the AMD gets 85fps, the i7 might get 80fps or something like that but since it is over the 60fps limit it won't make any difference.
June 7, 2009 3:18:52 PM

Helloworld_98 said:
yep, infact the i7 may perform better depending on the game.

Although you might lose 5fps in some games at high fps like when the AMD gets 85fps, the i7 might get 80fps or something like that but since it is over the 60fps limit it won't make any difference.



ok well thanks.ive always used intel anyways but when they recomended amd i got confuzled.im going with intel thanks to both of you!
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