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PHENOM X6 1055T or intel 17 860

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May 27, 2010 2:57:21 PM

help

i do not know which to get

PHENOM X6 1055T or intel i7 860

More about : phenom 1055t intel 860

May 27, 2010 3:33:24 PM

4 gaming core i7,
for encoding phenom x6..
i think x6 will be cheaper to build..
May 27, 2010 4:29:39 PM

Welcome to the forums. These two questions will make it easier to decide which is a better fit for you:

1. What are you going to be using this PC for?
2. What are your current system specs?

If you're building a new system the 1055T will be an overall cheaper solution with comparable performance to the i7-860 in non-gaming applications. If you're building a gaming box, then the 1055T might leave a little to be desired.
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July 12, 2010 6:28:53 AM

ahm12 said:
4 gaming core i7,
for encoding phenom x6..
i think x6 will be cheaper to build..







but will it have a big difference?
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July 12, 2010 8:11:47 AM

The core i7 860 will have noticeable difference over the X6 1055T in gaming.Overall the i7 is faster and also overclocks well, though the AMD platform will cost less.
Here is a comparison of the two:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/147?vs=108
July 12, 2010 3:28:33 PM

The AMD platform is not cheap enough to justify going that route.

In general, you are going to spend about 175$-200$ on a motherboard for the 1055T, plus the 200 for the chip, puts you at about 400$

i7 860 is a 300$ chip, you can get a P55 LE (evga) for 110$, putting you at about 410$.

In general the i7 is going to be much faster in standard applications, worth the little bit extra that you are going to spend to go that route.
July 12, 2010 6:41:06 PM

bertimus said:
The AMD platform is not cheap enough to justify going that route.

In general, you are going to spend about 175$-200$ on a motherboard for the 1055T, plus the 200 for the chip, puts you at about 400$

i7 860 is a 300$ chip, you can get a P55 LE (evga) for 110$, putting you at about 410$.

In general the i7 is going to be much faster in standard applications, worth the little bit extra that you are going to spend to go that route.


Why are you are suggesting a top of the line motherboard for one brand and a budget motherboard for the other brand?
September 13, 2010 5:20:49 PM

I have a x6 that I use for gaming and it's awesome. I've had no issues with any game and it's easily overclocked to 4Ghz with a good CPU cooler. I use a $40 mobo that I got for free when I purchased the CPU from Microcenter. If you are wanting to keep your existing DDR2 memory modules, I would still go with the x6. It is my OPINION at the time of writing this that you will have a better selection of mobo's that will support your ram.
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September 14, 2010 3:19:36 PM

Asus M4A785TD-V EVO/U3S6: Around $90 when it's all said and done.

Throw in the x6 and off yah go. Put the extra cash toward your video card --- you may want to wait a month or so for the new Radeons to arrive (you can run off the IGP until then)
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