Solved Difference of 119UKP btw i7 920 and phenom II X4 955 first time builds Tags: Build Intel i7 Phenom Systems Last response: June 19, 2010 4:19 AM in Systems Share GinZ June 18, 2010 8:41:12 AM Hi all, I specced up a system to build a Phenom II X4 955 and was just about to order when I thought... I'll just check how much it would be if I opted for an i7. My AMD build came out as 1255UKP the Intel build came out as 1377UKP the difference is 119UKP, an increase of 8.9%. I will be gaming only a little, mainly on RTS as well as using it to be an all-rounder for heavy Excel number crunching and watching HD web programmes. Is is better for me to now opt for the i7 build? What would make it the better or worse choice? I'll be ordering today as I think the OS on my laptop is dying. thanks, GinZ More about : difference 119ukp btw 920 phenom 955 time builds Mark Heath June 18, 2010 3:04:43 PM If you haven't ordered yet, then what changes have you made in mobo/ram and what i7 cpu is it? m 0 l GinZ June 18, 2010 4:41:26 PM Typically, the offer of i7 920 D0 nahelem with mobo GA x58 (with usb3.0 and sata 3=-would like to have these to get some future proofing) and Corsair RAM is now not available. However these CPU+Mobos seem comparable: Intel Corei7 920 D0 SLBEJ Bloomfield 45nm, 2.66 GHz, QPI 4.8GT/s, 8MB Cache, 20x Ratio, 130W, Retail + Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Rev.2, Intel X58, S1366, SLi/Xfire PCI-E 2, DDR3 2200<, USB3 & SATA 6Gb/s or Intel Corei7 920 D0 SLBEJ Bloomfield 45nm, 2.66 GHz, QPI 4.8GT/s, 8MB Cache, 20x Ratio, 130W, Retail + Asus P6X58D-E, Intel X58, S1366, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), DDR3 1333/1600/2000, SATA 3Gb/s RAID, ATX each for 311UKP to which I can add RAM for c. 140UKP my PhIIx4 955 mobo was the: Asus M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, AMD 890GX, S AM3, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), DDR3 2000(OC), SATA 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, ATX going for 112UKP m 0 l Related resources AMD Phenom II X4 955 vs Intel Q9550 vs i7 920 for TriSLI GTX275's - Forum Phenom II X4 955 VS. Core i7 920 - Forum Phenom II x4 955 vs intel i7 920 - Forum Core i7 920 or amd phenom II X4 955 for gaming? - Forum Core I7 920 Or Phenom II X4 955 BE - Help!!- - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer GinZ June 18, 2010 5:01:22 PM forgot to include the memory in with the AMD build so the prices are still about the same m 0 l Best solution Mark Heath June 19, 2010 3:20:35 AM based on that, go for the i7 then. Swap to the 930 though. You are adding 6gb of ram to the i7 and not 4gb right? Share GinZ June 19, 2010 3:48:40 AM 6Gb correct. the i7 930 is quite a bit more. 65UKP more. is that worth it? is the 930 not just an OCed 920? thanks for the advice. Another thing. I need to get this right away. shall I post a new thread to see if I have all the bits I need and whether it's balanced? This will be my first time so am quite nervous of getting wrong bits (e.g. compatibility - my laptop currently on its way out and I can no longer view the mobo/ram compatibility lists on Adobe reader) m 0 l Mark Heath June 19, 2010 4:08:12 AM yeh, post a new thread under the new systems section if the 930 is that much more than the 920, the as long as you o'c and get the one with the better stepping, get the 920 m 0 l GinZ June 19, 2010 4:15:17 AM what the better stepping one? the 02? I am in the process of making the new thread. Shall I put it as a question or as a discussion? m 0 l GinZ June 19, 2010 4:19:06 AM Best answer selected by GinZ. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources AMD Phenom II X4 955 / Intel Core i7 920 - Price Alert! Forum AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition, Core 2 Quad Q6650, i7 920 Forum Best performance & overclock - Core i7 920 or Phenom II X4 955 Forum For Microsoft FSX -Phenom II X4 955 or Core i7 920 and why? Forum First Time OCer Phenom II x4 955 BE Forum SolvedMy first time OCing: Phenom II x4 955 (c2) Forum First Build ,AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2GH Forum First PC Build: I5 750 vs Phenom II X4 955 BE Forum SolvedPhenom ii x4 965 vs 955 - is there a difference? Forum SolvedSocket concerns: i5 750 vs. i7 920 vs. Phenom II X4 965 Forum SolvedI7 920 OR AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Forum SolvedAmd phenom ii x4 955 build Forum SolvedAmd phenom ii x4 955 gaming build under $400 Forum Intel core I7-920 2.66 GHZ or amd phenom II X4 955 3.2GHZ Forum Is the i7 920 much better than the phenom x4 955 for sli and cf? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !