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August 30, 2010 1:44:56 PM

As a bit of an AMD follower I'm tempted to say to go with the 965. They're amazing for overclocking and you should be able to hit 4.2GHz with some good cooling. In saying that, the i5's are very impressive but I don't really think it has the same performance for the money. For the same money as the intel is being sold at, you could get a X6 AMD.

I've used the 965 before and was very impressed with the temps and speeds.

Just my opinion, not looking for a fan-boy war ;D
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August 30, 2010 3:10:08 PM

Looks like that I5-750 price went down a tad. Thought it was at $200 last week.
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August 30, 2010 3:20:02 PM

Hell_storm, that article seems to have been printed before AMD lowered their prices on the CPU in question.


Acer, I'm not sure that a X6 would be the best choice for gaming. Do most games even utilize that many cores?
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August 30, 2010 3:54:34 PM

MrMooky said:
Hell_storm, that article seems to have been printed before AMD lowered their prices on the CPU in question.


:??:  :??: 

AMD lowered their prices. But does that mean i5 750's started performing badly as well, after the price drop??

The link was to let you know about the i5's.
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August 30, 2010 5:28:45 PM

I was just pointing out the price drop as it appeard a lot of the comparison was that the i5-750 was better for the money. So I wasn't sure if that changed with the price drop on the AMDs.


On a side note, I'm noticing that prices at Micro Center seem to demolish the prices listed on Newegg. I'm not sure why I haven't seen any one talk about that.

Newegg has the i5 750 at $195, while micro center lists the i5-760 at $170....
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

I suppose I should be glad I live withint 15 mins of micro center?
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August 30, 2010 10:04:50 PM

or is there a downside to buying from microcenter?
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August 30, 2010 10:27:09 PM

Tax, if you don't pay any on Newegg orders. I snagged my i7 930 from Microcenter, pleased with it.
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August 30, 2010 11:06:42 PM

I was going to ask for more info but an i5 that cheap is a no-brainer.

Nothing wrong with purchasing from MC. :)  We recommend them every day for Intel CPUs.
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August 31, 2010 12:20:58 AM

Micro Center has the Phenom ii X4 965 for the same as Newegg, about 165. It has the I5 760 for 169. I'd assume the I5 would be the clear choice in this case?
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August 31, 2010 12:25:41 AM

I picked up my Q9950 from Micro center in Chicago westmount store, $169 + tax several months ago and very happy with it. Nothing wrong with Micro center at all, happy shopping.... Lucky you, I am a hour and 40 mins from them.
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August 31, 2010 7:43:34 AM

MrMooky said:
Micro Center has the Phenom ii X4 965 for the same as Newegg, about 165. It has the I5 760 for 169. I'd assume the I5 would be the clear choice in this case?

If that is the case, and people say that buying from Microcenter is not a problem, then there is no option left for you! :)  :) 

I don't live in US so cant comment on the shops.
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September 7, 2010 6:35:11 PM

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September 7, 2010 6:54:03 PM

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