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Old 11-04-2007, 08:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright I need a little advice, and try to make it as unbiased as possible. I fell out of the loop in the recent months, what is currently a better deal for a medium budget gaming build, AMD or Intel? I have been an AMD fanboy for about 3 years, but I know intel passed them up with core 2. Is this still the case for medium priced rigs?
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Hmm, maybe any budget $900 or more would be better off with Intel. Maybe even $800. (for just the tower)
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Intel for a medium budget
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How about you post your budget and we can get a better idea of how much your going to be spending on a processor, and then We can suggest a few ( one way or the other)
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Sounds good. I'd like to spend around $250 on a processor and mobo.

If I go AMD I would be getting these:
Newegg.com - ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Windsor 2.6GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - Retail


I do plan on over clocking, but not a whole lot.

Any suggestions?

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if you can Id wait a lil, christmas is coming and all and AMD's phenoms are coming (not saying there in the price range- but normally all the stuff before it gets dropped in price around the same time)
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Yea, the soonest I would be purchasing would be around late november-early december. But assuming all prices drop equally, an assessment can still be made.
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I'd say that if you will overclock choose Intel, if not - well then it's AMD. Intel overclocks better and at this point is better against AMD but AMD is cheaper and at the same price is better than Intel (not overclocked)
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