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Amd or Intel Cheap Build?

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January 17, 2012 1:46:53 AM

I saw the cheap intel build on here and decided to tweak it a bit and i already had one amd in mind but i was wondering which one would be better? the difference is literally 1 cent and i do realize intel is the better brand but it seems like im getting more bang for buck from the AMD build. im no expert and i dont know if ill be bottlenecking or something and would like other peoples opinions. Also i dont have to worry about a case because i have a spare one from my uncle.

Intel Build -

Motherboard - MSI PH61A-P35 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 74.99

Cpu - Intel i5 2500 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 209.99

Gpu - Nvidia GTX 550ti - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 134.99

Ram - 8gb (2x4gb) ddr3 1333 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 49.99

Psu - OCZ 600w Modular - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 74,99

HDD - Seagate Barracuda 500gb 7200 RPM 16mb Cache - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 84.99

Optical Drive - LG dvd - rw - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 18.99

(With mail in rebates and stuff i should be able to get a decent after-market cooler)

Total = 648.93

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Amd Build -

Motherboard - Asrock 990fx Extreme3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 129.99

Cpu - Amd Phenom ii x4 960t 3.0ghz - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 124.99

Gpu - Nvidia GTX 550ti - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 134.99

Ram - G.skill 8gb (2x4gb) ddr3 1866 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 59.99

Psu - OCZ 500w Modular - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 64.99

HDD - Seagate Barracuda 500gb 7200 RPM 16mb cache - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 84.99

Optical Drive - LG dvd - rw - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 18.99

Aftermarket CPU cooler - Coolermaster hyper 212 plus - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 29.99

Total = 648.92


Thank you's in advance:) 

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January 17, 2012 2:22:26 AM

The Intel i5 is much faster than the AMD processor and should be the preferred choice. The AMD system is very expensive given the processor cost I am sure that significant savings could be made here.
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January 17, 2012 2:32:17 AM

okay so there is no bottle necking or anything that would happen because of the motherboard or something?
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January 17, 2012 2:33:29 AM

I would really prefer to go with a 6850, more bang for the buck
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January 17, 2012 2:37:54 AM

yeah i was thinking about that also it seems like im gonna go with that instead of the 550ti :) 
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January 17, 2012 2:48:16 AM

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okay so there is no bottle necking or anything that would happen because of the motherboard or something?


No.
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January 17, 2012 4:07:18 AM

Say no to the 550Ti. Either go with a Radeon 6850 for an extra $10 or a 6790. If you want to stay nVidia then find a GTX 460. While the Intel build is a better value I say get either a Z68 or P67 board that supports crossfire (and sli if you go nvidia) so that you can upgrade and OC a CPU latter even if that means dropping down to a I3 for now

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