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Amd phenom or intel i7

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  • Intel i7
  • AMD
  • Phenom
  • Windows 7
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February 18, 2013 12:07:37 PM

Hello,
I am multimedia student wan to assemble pc
for Editing videos N Playing Games
which one is better amd phenom or intel i7 standart ???

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February 18, 2013 12:11:11 PM

definitely the i7. I say that and I am, honestly, a bit of an AMD fan. If you can afford it, the i7 is faster in pretty much everything and uses less power to boot. (generalizations, but generally true).
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February 18, 2013 12:13:36 PM

+1 to what Spryguy87 said. Do you have a specific budget in mind?
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February 18, 2013 12:20:47 PM

I game on a quad core phenom and it does OK with general tasks but given a better budget it would have been an i7 or at the very least and i5 for non-gaming tasks.
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February 18, 2013 12:22:28 PM

get a mac(multimedia)... and because you are a student... use a console for gaming.


for editing... it is the program that you are using thats more important, and because you are a student the time to encode is secondary...

and since you are a student, money is tight... so intel is quieter, less power consumption, but more expensive.

i am useing an AMD 8350, only because that is the "eco-system" that i have.


go the cheapest intel you can find... h61,2120,gtx 660....
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February 18, 2013 12:29:20 PM

An i7 is the best way forwards for both editing and gaming rig.
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February 18, 2013 1:10:41 PM

Best answer selected by levis_26.
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March 13, 2013 1:43:35 AM

true i7 is better but in all honesty mate get the fx 6300 £105 amazon.

the fx6300 is just amazing in terms of performance/price.

just a thought.
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March 13, 2013 1:45:38 AM

or theres a fx8320 on amzon for £80 used, i would personally think about this :)  in real world terms i dont think the i7 justifys the price.

sorry 8120
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