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I7-950 vs Phenom II 1090T BE

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December 1, 2010 3:11:53 AM

Both are currently the same price essentially because I wouldd have to drive to my micro center to get the intel one where as the amd one would ship.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
200$ + 3 hours drive and back =/ for intel cpu

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
230$

Both are rated excellent cpus and are way under the price they should be. But which does the job better? I know intel has performance boosts in video editing but what else ?

I personally do alot of photo editing multi tasking. some gaming, and on the side video editing for a a few businesses. I want some thing that will last me a few years even past sandy bridges and the oncoming cpus.

Also whichever one I choose I need to pick a comperable micro atx mobo because im putting this in a micro atx case, if that affects things at all.

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December 1, 2010 4:01:59 AM

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i7 all the way.It will last you a very long time.

I have never bought from micro center before and not sure how this whole 18 minute thing works. Is it possible for me to call the store and ask if they have it and if they could ship it? or no?
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December 1, 2010 4:11:07 AM

They won't ship it, don't bother asking, those cheap Intel processors are in store limit 1 per customer deals.

I also find it worth mentioning, that while Microcenter has those nice cheap Intel processors, they have amazing motherboard deals for AMD. You can get a mATX board for as little as $9.99 with a Phenom II X6.

With that said, the I7 is the more powerful processor. The I5/I7 processors have superior clock for clock performance compared to Phenom II, resulting in much better gaming and single threaded performance. It takes all 6 cores on the Phenom II in a program that can actually use all 6 to get similar results to an I7, anything that can't use the cores the I7 wins at.

You can see here for yourself that the I7 wins almost all benchmarks.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/146?vs=100
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December 1, 2010 4:11:18 AM

The problem is it isnt just a block away, I live in Holland Michigan and the closest microcenter is in detroit 180 miles away. This isnt terrible I know but it definitely adds to the price of the cpu if I have to drive all the way there and use the time driving. Time is money my friend, that is why I am curious if people have worked with microcenter before and know how their customer service is in these areas.
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December 1, 2010 4:22:29 AM

"These products can not be shipped. When you place an in-store pickup order Monday - Saturday 10 to 8 and Sunday 11 to 5, we'll confirm it within 18 minutes"

I just cut and paste that out of my shopping cart containing an I7 950.

That whole in store thing means that once you order, within 18minutes your suppose to receive and email notifying you that it's ready for pick up. The email contains some information your suppose to print out and take with you. There should than be a counter near the front of the store for pick up, your items are suppose to be there reserved and waiting for you to pick up.

I've only done in store pick up once, and it was a long time ago so I might not have all the details exact, but you should get an idea of how it works.

I'm a little more than an hour from Microcenter, so I rarely go there. I usually just order from newegg because once I cover gas expense and pay sales tax, microcenter just isn't worth the drive time to me.
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December 1, 2010 4:24:36 AM

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December 1, 2010 4:32:53 AM

loneninja said:
They won't ship it, don't bother asking, those cheap Intel processors are in store limit 1 per customer deals.

I also find it worth mentioning, that while Microcenter has those nice cheap Intel processors, they have amazing motherboard deals for AMD. You can get a mATX board for as little as $9.99 with a Phenom II X6.

With that said, the I7 is the more powerful processor. The I5/I7 processors have superior clock for clock performance compared to Phenom II, resulting in much better gaming and single threaded performance. It takes all 6 cores on the Phenom II in a program that can actually use all 6 to get similar results to an I7, anything that can't use the cores the I7 wins at.

You can see here for yourself that the I7 wins almost all benchmarks.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/146?vs=100


Woops I hit best answer by accident, either way this helps me. What do you think I should go with? This is my current build.

tower: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001450OMO/ref=ord_car...
80$

mobo: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0034HROM8/ref=ord_car...
120$

RAM: 4 Gb DDR3 1600 duel channel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
65$

GPU: GTX 460 1 Gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
160$

PSU: Rosewill 1000W 2 12V rail silver 80 power save certified
100$ (Over kill but I got a decent deal on it)

CPU: The one we have been mentioning
200$

I was trying to keep this all under around 800 so that I could sink the rest of it into a decent monitor (my budget is around 1000 by the way)
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December 1, 2010 7:19:39 AM

i think see a small problem with that build. that mobo/ram sticks. dont you need SOCKET LGA 1336 for an i7 950 (X58 chipset)? hence also need 3 ram sticks (triple channel ram).
That mobo has H57 chipset with socket LGA 1156 and hence as far as i know will be incompatible with ur i7 950.
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December 1, 2010 11:33:27 AM

Scrice is right, the I7 950 won't fit in that motherboard. Socket 1156 goes with I3/I5/I7 8X0 while socket 1366 goes with I7 9x0 processors. Socket 1366 supports tripple channel memmory, but you can also run dual channel on those boards.

As to what motherboard you should get, I haven't built a system using any of Intels recent sockets, so I wouldn't be the best for giving that advice.
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December 1, 2010 12:05:32 PM

after doing a quick look around newegg. the cheapest micro atx was an msi without usb/sata 3.0 $170
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
next 1 up was an evga also without those $200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or you'll have to spend a bit of money to the fancy next gen usb3.0/sata 6Gb/s. This would be the one you want for future proofing : $240
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

also ram will be more expensive for triple channel
Theres a couple mushkin's silverline 3x2GB for $80 with CAS 9/1333Mhz on newegg
I personally dont know a great deal about ram, but from looking @ low prices i would probably get this set of cosair CAS 8/1333Mhz @ 85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Obviously there are other retailers that may have better prices on what you want, but these are a few examples.
Just make sure you double check/triple check compatibility. Theres nothing worse that getting a whole new comp and then finding something doesn't fit/fits in an inconvenient way.
When i built my comp i found out the latter part the hard way so now my cpu cooler faces up rather than going out the back exhaust (damn amd clip). Though nothing a small case mod/top exhaust fan cant fix, at least for me :D 
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December 1, 2010 5:31:41 PM

sigh yeah I was looking at the asus rampage III gene. Its a good mobo just overpriced right now. The worst part is I need this pc done in the next few weeks because im borrowing one for picture editing from a sibling but when they get back home I wont have a pc any more so I need to finish my build. But Sandy bridges is just around the corner so I have a strong feeling that I am gonna buy this board and its gonna drop 50 bucks in price in the next month or so =/ Also its double the price of most of the micro atx boards out there sadly.

I thought the board I first showed was i7 compatible. Or does that only apply to the 800 series (sorry I am newer to pc building and have been trying to read up on every thing but am still learning the ins and outs) So I need to subtract 100 bucks from my monitor budget and up my mobo to the rampage ?
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December 1, 2010 5:41:56 PM

^ The board you originally selected only supports the I7 800 series. Intel has 2 primary sockets right now, one set for mainstream and one high end. I3/I5/I7 800 go on the mainstream socket 1156, I7 900 goes on the more expensive socket 1366.
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December 1, 2010 7:00:05 PM

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