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which system offers best performance + price with upgrade options?

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December 12, 2010 9:08:44 AM

Got some answers on my amd and intel builds so i thought id put them to the test and ask which looks to be the best overall before i start building.

Intel Build

Grand Total: $669

AMD Build

+ the Phenom™ II X2 560 Black Edition & Biostar A785G3 AM3 mATX combo from microcenter ( ty batuchka :)  )

Grand Total: $495

for comparison both systems will be using an XFX HD-577X-ZMF3 Radeon HD 5770

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December 12, 2010 9:13:51 AM

huge gamble here though. on microcenter the Athlon™ II
X4 640 is only 4$ cheaper in a combo. so i can either:
a. get a straight quad with no L3
b. a POSSIBLE quad WITH L3
December 12, 2010 1:34:35 PM

With a choice between the two systems I would go with the Intel system.

Suggestions: Asus mainboard.........Westerndigital hard drive.
a b B Homebuilt system
December 12, 2010 3:21:20 PM

I'd vote for the Intel build as well, the i5 has great performance for your dollar, and its a guaranteed quad. L3 cache is overrated. The i5 is also 170 I think.