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Old 01-30-2008, 01:47 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Default Re: Q6700 vs Phenom 9500

Originally Posted by Twizted_3kgt View Post
I think you missed the post that explained a Q6600 upgrade costs about the same and kicks the sh** out of the 9500. AMD and ATI are for fanboi's right now...until they get with the program. Doesn't make much sense to buy one. Only reason anyone would is brand loyalty.
Is that the post where he assumes that someone building a budget system will spend the same amount overall as someone buying a Q6600 system, therefore jumping the price up and making it a low percent?

Fry's has a Phemom and MB combo for $255 or something, and regularily runs deals of ram 4gbs for $75. Add on a nice GPU for $200 or so and then an extra $50 for case, $50 for psu, $50 for HD and $20 for optical drive...

And you have a nice Quad Core system for like $650 end cost.

Edit: There is also the concerns of people who want a quad core for non-gaming. What about a workstation? A server? Take off the GPU and you would have a Quad Core 4gb ram system for $450.
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