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AMD 965 BE system vs. i7 930 system.

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Which system would you choose. Both systems are the same price. Factor in future proofing.

Total: 15 votes (5 blank votes)

  • AMD Phenom IIx4 965 Black Edition -- ASUS M4A79T Deluxe -- 4GB low voltage 1600mhz ram-- ati radeon 5850-- 1TB 7200--700watt ocz-- Cooler Master Storm Scout Case
  • 80 %
  • i7-930 Processor -- Asus P6t motherboard -- 6gb tri-channel low voltage memory (ocz) -- ati radeon hd 5770 -- 1tb hard drive -- 700 wat ocz stealthxstream psu.
  • 20 %
March 26, 2010 7:06:32 PM

I plan on going crossfire in 8-16 weeks, and adding another hard drive. Both the systems cost 1250...but because the amd is cheaper, it allows me to get a 5850 gfx card instead of the 5770. BUT its going to be running a 965 BE instead of an i7
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March 26, 2010 7:19:52 PM

It depends on what your doing,

Gaming, the AMD setup would win as it has a better gpu.

Rendering or cad, Core i7 would win as that cpu had 8 threads to process data and the triple channel memory would give you the widest bandwidth to the ram for those memory intensive apps.
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March 26, 2010 8:18:45 PM

An i7 930 with a 5770 = bottleneck (unless you don't game)

if you wait one more month you will have more CPU choices and hopefully better pricing.
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March 26, 2010 8:51:01 PM

OvrClkr said:
An i7 930 with a 5770 = bottleneck (unless you don't game)

if you wait one more month you will have more CPU choices and hopefully better pricing.


And maybe some extra saved money as well. :) 

If the i7s drop when Thuban releases and you (OP) save a little bit you can get a nice GPU to go along with the beautiful 1366 setup.

Or flip side maybe Thuban itself will tickle your fancy.
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