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Old 05-11-2009, 04:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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FrozenSilent here,

I've decided (or considered) that I will build a new computer from scratch. It brings up a debate of what is better. This also brings up a lot of questions that are to be answered. Firstly, AMD or Intel based processors? I've already decided that AMD processors are crap for laptops because of the higher energy consumption. But what about for a tower PC or desktop? Will it give me better gaming performance for a cheaper price? How much are we talking here? What are the AMD comparison to Intel processors equivalents? Which proccessor has longer life?

I'm hoping some of you guys could help me clear this up,

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Old 05-11-2009, 04:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Intel i7 best cpu with a $1200 - $1,400 budget. can get as low as $1,000

AMD Phenom II best cpu on a budget <$1,000.
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Basically what Hefe said. You can put together a nice AMD build for 700-800 bucks, but if you have the money and want to go all out, i7 is the way to go.
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AMD or Intel.

Comes down to whether you want Bang-For-Buck (AMD / ATi) or Performance (Intel / nVidia)
AMDs ae still go for gaming, but if you are ready to spend the money, why settle for less?
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