Switching to CPUs
Hey guys I currently have a core i7-920 and X58A-UD5 motherboard and well I see that I can get money back if I switch to AMD, would you guys recommend switching to 965BE, 1055t, 1090tBE with a decent motherboard? Im looking to getting some money back as i7-920 = 199 or so I forgot and the motherboard was 299. Switching to an AMD would give me money back and could save that to a better graphics card or just use that money for something else. All I really do is gaming(CS:S, MW2), convert videos, some photoshop(not intense photoshop just minor stuff like signatures). What do you guys think? Will I notice any difference at all or what? By the way the graphics card I currently own is HD 4890.
Well, you will not notice a difference. But why don't you just sell the motherboard and get a cheaper 1366 motherboard?
Anyway, if you do switch, get a phenom IIx4 955 or 945. They are more than enough for your needs and within a reasonable pricerange. $140-150 or so, plus a motherboard. You can get a decent AM3 motherboard for $90.
Well I could but I don't know where to start with making cash, also I went back again today to MicroCenter because they gave me a 955 instead of 965 and well they gave me an extra 40 dollars off on the mother board and well 20+ dollars in store credit so a total of 70+ dollars of store credit and I didn't have to pay for 2 year warranty for that bundle! So it is amazing! I like AMD so far and I really cant tell no difference right now, maybe when I start Photoshop maybe I can tell the difference there.