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Old 12-29-2010, 02:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Aargh! Can't decide.

Hey all,

Quick edit to this post regarding i7 vs X6. Pretty much decided to go AMD for a budget standpoint and I'm pretty sure the AMD can do a decent job of WoW and some light multitasking. I guess you could argue that with the new intel Sandy Bridge coming out the price might drop a little for other ones, but not by much and I just don't think I need that much. So with AMD in mind now I'm not sure if I need even the X6 or if a quad core (i.e. 955) would work just fine. The price difference there isn't huge though so wondering if just getting the X6 would be a good idea (albeit at a lower clock speed now 1055 v 955).


1. With the new processors/MB/Vid card can I use my current case (Thermaltake Tsunami) or will more fans/airflow be needed? (I like it)

2. Anyone recommend a good MB AM3? Not going to crossfire, would rather get one good card with the money, especially for my use.

Thanks for the help!
AMD Phenom II X6 1090t 3.2 GHz
Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H SATA3 USB3.0 Mobo
Mushkin RAM 2x4G 9-9-9-24
OCZ Vertex 2 80G SSD
WD Caviar Black HDD 1TB
Corsair HX650 Modular PSU
XFX Radeon HD 6870 1G
Some random optical drive
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