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I7 950 3.06GHz or AMD Phenom II X6

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February 10, 2011 7:48:17 PM

Hey guys, I have been doing research all day and it seems everyone is on either side of this. Someone please give me a direct answer to start my computer build!

$1200 budget

NOT for gaming

NO overclocking

Strictly for running multiple OS's for penetration testing, program applications

thanks for the input!

-Adam

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February 10, 2011 7:50:13 PM

I'm amd fan but an I7 950 beats a stock x6 in most apps. X6 if you need the extra cores for like virtual machines.
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February 10, 2011 7:50:40 PM

I would go for the i7 950, virtualization will let you fill it up to the full potential making the best use of hyperthreading, make sure you have a nice fast drive to give it the data it needs but i would definitely take a 950 over a Phenom II x6.
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February 10, 2011 7:53:46 PM

Yeah, the whole point of me building this machine for the virtual machines so I can practice penetrating them. It seems I have two different opinions here?
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February 10, 2011 11:33:59 PM

If you can wait untill April then go for the i7 2600K. If not go with the i7 950.
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February 11, 2011 12:07:56 AM

the I7 950 can be had for about 200 at the microcenter. Is that better over the x6?
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February 11, 2011 1:42:30 AM

abit2theright said:
the I7 950 can be had for about 200 at the microcenter. Is that better over the x6?



Look at the benchmarks by Psycho. i7 destroys the x6.
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February 11, 2011 4:02:05 PM

anort3 said:
Look at the benchmarks by Psycho. i7 destroys the x6.


I'm interested in how you guys draw this conclusion. Please enlighten me. I'm serious.

Show me .... over-whelming destruction ... as it relates to VMWare thread scheduling in those Anand benchies. Show us that so-called 'dominance' in x264, Cinebench, Vegas, etc. You know, those highly parallel applications that are far more representative of the operation of VMWare (in which the OP is interested).

Sorry. I'm not seeing it, and suspect you guys don't really know. This smacks of bad advice and obfuscation, and simply Intel-trolling. Not a surprise.



Destroys? :lol:  Thank you. Please try again.

Maybe you could post a mobo/cpu/ram combo (don't forget the ECC RAMs)? And then you could explain how VMWare thread-scheduling performs on actual cores as opposed to hyper-threads.

Good luck with that.
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February 14, 2011 12:36:23 PM

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February 14, 2011 1:12:51 PM

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