AMD or INTEL?

I am looking to build a new computer for my self soon and I hear 2 different sides everyone time I ask people.

AMD is better!!!

INTEL is better!!!

Is there a difference these days or is one just cheaper then the other?


Edit: I am looking for the best bang for my buck so to speak. I do a lot of video enditing, rendering, gaming, frapsing, I do a weekly live podcast, and I am wanting to run 2 monitors.

I would be keeping my GTX 460 and upgrading my mobo, case, ram and CPU. Not sure I need to upgrade my PSU.
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  1. Either one would be fine.

    Performance is somewhat tied to cost. Higher cost equaling higher performance.
    But in a budget build you can get a nice system without top end parts.
  2. Bazeleel said:
    I would be keeping my GTX 460 and upgrading my mobo, case, ram and CPU. Not sure I need to upgrade my PSU.
    List all the parts your keeping for a suitability check.
    Like, if you have a PATA/IDE DVD/CD burner - not all motherboards have those connections any more.
  3. WR2 said:
    List all the parts your keeping for a suitability check.
    Like, if you have a PATA/IDE DVD/CD burner - not all motherboards have those connections any more.


    The only part I would be saving with be my GTX 460 and my PSU if I do not need a new one. I would be starting from ground up with getting a new case, mobo, HD(using my other sata HD for video capture only), ram, CPU, and a new CD/DVD bunner.
  4. Either Intel or AMD would do fine, though if your budget allows, I would opt for Intel.

    Intel has much higher performance, that's for sure. But if you're on a tight budget, AMD will do just fine :)
  5. Want some build options and more opinions?

    You might want to jump on over to the Systems > New Build section of the THG forums where they handle about a couple dozen of these requests per day. And they are more in tune with current prices, sales and combo deals.

    If you fill out the form in *How To Ask For New Build Advice* you'll answer all the standard questions that help things get started
  6. Ill check that out thank you.

    I just want to make sure that if i do go the i5 core way I will be set for a good amount of years.
  7. Bazeleel said:
    Ill check that out thank you.

    I just want to make sure that if i do go the i5 core way I will be set for a good amount of years.

    You'll definitely be set for the next 4-5 years (?)

    Get a 'K' version of the i5 along with an aftermarket cooler to overclock and you'll be set for a good while :)
  8. So the best bet would be the i5 and just skip the 6 core AMD?
  9. Core i5/i7 or FX-8150 or Phenom II X6 1100 would all be good choices.
  10. thank you
  11. It's looking like the Tubans (Phenom II X6 1100T/1190T and X4 960T) are in short supply. I bet everyone's been grabbing them up.
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