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March 15, 2010 4:59:07 AM

Hello,
I want to buy a new PC and my question is quite trivial. AMD or INTEL?
Until 5-6 years ago would not think I would have bet on INTEL.

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March 15, 2010 5:12:33 AM

Whats your budget and what are you going to be using your PC for?
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March 15, 2010 5:23:49 AM

Computer will be used mainly for web design, but sometimes for games, the budget is about $ 400. Talking about buying a motherboard, processor power and memory. I have other components.
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March 15, 2010 5:24:14 AM

If money is no option and your looking for a top performance machine, than Intel does have more powerful processors than AMD in the high end, however we need to know budget/planned usage before we can recommend as they trade blows in most price segments.
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March 15, 2010 5:30:17 AM

Hmm, athlon tri core 75~ ?
DDR3 AM3 mobo 80ish
ram 100
PSU 50$
Comes within your budget easily
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March 15, 2010 5:32:20 AM

svetlinb said:
Hello,
I want to buy a new PC and my question is quite trivial. AMD or INTEL?
Until 5-6 years ago would not think I would have bet on INTEL.


At the low end and medium range AMD is very competitive to Intel. Sometimes AMD even surpasses Intel in price performance. For instance, AMD has quad core Athlons for about $100. They even surpass slightly more expensive i3s in heavily threaded applications because i3 is a dual core although with hyperthreading. At high end i7s have no competition though. Either way is fine if you don't want an expensive machine.
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March 15, 2010 6:50:08 AM

What you think about Phenom and specificly for "Phenom X4 9850 Quad Core (2,5GHz, 4MB, 125W, AM2+) TRAY", Is it worth the cost - productivity
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March 15, 2010 7:08:18 AM

Phenom "1" = rubbish, dont go there

loneninja is spot on - high end, nearly unlimited budget = Intel, otherwise AMD seems to take the cake everywhere else
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March 15, 2010 7:11:07 AM

svet go for the phenom II/athlon II series, or the core i series
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March 15, 2010 8:00:10 AM

AMD Athlon II X2 250 3.0Ghz 2MB 65W AM3 45nm
D499K-W 4GB Kit (2X2GB) DDR2 800 Memory
Asus M4N78 Pro GF8300 AM3/AM2+/AM2 DDR2 ATX HDMI/DVI/VGA
Seagate ST3500418AS 500GB SATA2 7200.12 16MB 7200RPM
eVGA Geforce 9800GT 512MB DDR3 PCI-E2.0 HDCP HDTV 512-N973T
Cooler Master RC-590-KKN1-GP 590 Case Black w/o PS
Cooler Master RS-500-AMBA-D3 Silent Pro Modular 500W

This one
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March 15, 2010 11:11:22 AM

AMD if you are on a budget, simples!!
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March 15, 2010 3:41:45 PM

szking said:
AMD Athlon II X2 250 3.0Ghz 2MB 65W AM3 45nm
D499K-W 4GB Kit (2X2GB) DDR2 800 Memory
Asus M4N78 Pro GF8300 AM3/AM2+/AM2 DDR2 ATX HDMI/DVI/VGA
Seagate ST3500418AS 500GB SATA2 7200.12 16MB 7200RPM
eVGA Geforce 9800GT 512MB DDR3 PCI-E2.0 HDCP HDTV 512-N973T
Cooler Master RC-590-KKN1-GP 590 Case Black w/o PS
Cooler Master RS-500-AMBA-D3 Silent Pro Modular 500W

This one


I would go with an AM3 board with ddr3, it may cost a little more but it is worth it in the long run. As for the computer that you listed I thought you were building your own; are you using this as a template or looking to buy this exact computer? I’m sure you can build a pc in the same price range that will well out perform the computer you listed.
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