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Old 12-23-2008, 09:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by meat_helmet View Post
If you are on a bit of a budget, dont plan on having this build too long, you can go with a Q9550 (Q9650 is not worth it). For example, a Q9550 paired with 2x hd 4870s will outperform an i7 build with only one hd 4870 (both builds would probably be around the same price), but the Q9550 build wont have as much potential later on.
That is a very valid point. On a set budget, the Q9550 would outperform with the dual hd 4870s. But I still say the Core i7 is something to invest in for "future proofing" as phil put it.

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I appreciate all the info, thanks everyone!

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