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June 19, 2011 9:41:03 PM

Hello

I thinking about the following configuration and its Intel?
I friend of mine has this and he said it's a total scream! Loves it, its the best system he has had.

My hesitation is that for years all I have been a loyal AMD user. Right now I have just a AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6000+ and the thought of changing to the dark side troubles me. :) 

If I stay with AMD I'm thinking about something starting with the:
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

If I do a total switch to INTEL my friends system is:


GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
$314
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Kingston HyperX 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K4/16GX
$170
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Suggestions... Insight... Anyone?

Thank you!

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June 19, 2011 10:03:24 PM

whats your current mobo, certain AM2+ mobos support AM3 CPUs which would save you ALOT of cash, (you would only have to drop in the new CPU, and not have to go through the trouble of reinstalling the OS).
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June 19, 2011 10:20:10 PM

no need to switch to darkside!!
If I were you I would buy this 990fx mobo which will be compatible with the new amd processors coming out next month. And get the amd phenom II be 965 for now. It's 120 if you include the $15 instant rebate code.
Wait a few months til the prices of new amd processors (zambezi) come down, buy one, sell the 965 and blow away your friends i5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 20, 2011 1:25:43 AM

raistlinn said:

Wait a few months til the prices of new amd processors (zambezi) come down, buy one, sell the 965 and blow away your friends i5

Maybe. Either way, you will have a fast system.
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June 30, 2011 12:30:26 AM

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