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GAMING - MY AMD setup or an Intel one?

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June 15, 2009 2:45:26 PM

HELLO ALL!

Here is my AMD setup:

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

I want to keep my total with shipping below $1500.00. If there is justification for going a little ($100) over the $1500.00 sure I'll do it.

Please help me decide on AMD vs Intel. I would also need some legit information backing up changes to the wishlist deal.

I don't want to hear fanboy whining. Thanks.

-Chris

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June 15, 2009 3:50:37 PM

That wish list only has AMD parts on it. It would appear you have already made your choice.

I personally I would go for a phenom II, because I couldn't justify the price of an i7 for gaming, when a PII is more than adequate.
June 15, 2009 4:03:50 PM

AMD has made a bit of a comback on performance but, IMO, if you have the money, get what you can, oc'ing an i7 is more than over powering the pII's.

Now answers we need are:

what parts you already have,

when your desire to buy is,

you showed gaming and newegg already so guessing your already in the u.s.

need to know if you want to oc/crossfire/sli.

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June 15, 2009 4:06:22 PM

fullmetall said:
AMD has made a bit of a comback on performance but, IMO, if you have the money, get what you can, oc'ing an i7 is more than over powering the pII's.

Now answers we need are:

what parts you already have,

when your desire to buy is,

you showed gaming and newegg already so guessing your already in the u.s.

need to know if you want to oc/crossfire/sli.


I have 0 parts.

Yes, I am located in the U.S.

OC, yes. xfire/sli, probably not, depends on budget.

Thanks for the reply.
June 15, 2009 4:25:32 PM

We can try and put together a i7 build for that price range, if not, a top of the line amd should be fine on a 22" monitor.
June 15, 2009 4:28:14 PM

on your first build, why are you using an nvidia motherboard with an AMD card?

you can't use crossfire with an nvidia board so what's the point?
June 15, 2009 4:52:24 PM

He probably didnt realize it and just went through what he thought looked good by reviews
June 15, 2009 5:28:58 PM

Here's a so far setup on a i7 core machine:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X
- $23.99


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC
- $79.99


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
- $109.99 ($20 Mail in Rebate) = FREE 4gb ocz flash drive


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
1. CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V
2. GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58
- Combo Price: $309.98 ( $20.00 Mail-In Rebate / $15.00 Mail-In Rebate )


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
1. SAPPHIRE 100269SR Radeon HD 4890 1GB
2. Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366
- Combo Price: $479.98 ( $15.00 Mail-In Rebate )


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
1. Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit
2. Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB
- Combo Price: $154.98

= 1,186 not counting mail in rebates.

you can get a mouse/keyboard/speakers pretty cheap and a 22'' monitor for sure.












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