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Old 02-22-2009, 06:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Don't get a Toliman, the Gigabyte mobo supports the new AM3s. Pick up one of these:
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X3 710 2.6GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
Will perform a lot better compared to the old Phenoms.
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^ forgot all about those, that would be a little better than the e7300. but e7300 will still overclock.

and if you go intel you have more upgrading room, meaning get the e7300 now and later you can get a q9550 for cheap that will smoke the X3.
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hmm. leaves more upgrading room? but in the same way isnt the phenom II x4 faster than the intel quad cores?
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Not really faster, more like on par. The 940 is almost the same as Q9400, and a 920 is like a Q6600 in terms of performance.
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no, the phenom II 940 is a little slower than the q9450 and the phenom II 920 is on about/on par with the q9400
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Not really faster, more like on par. The 940 is almost the same as Q9550, and a 920 is like a Q9400 in terms of performance.
The 940 is abut the same as the q9400 while the Q9550 is faster in nearly every benchmark.
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^ Yea, sorry I messed up the numbers and edited it real quick. I was hoping no one would see it before I posted
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I've done the same thing before, its not a big deal.

The identical prices and similar performance between the q9400 and PII 940 pretty much makes the decision come down to personal preference.
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^ also the upgrade-ability, with a q9400 intel build you can later upgrade to a q9550.

with the amd 940 you allready have the top of the line cpu. nothing better on the amd side.
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Yeah, the higher end Core 2 Quads do give you upgrade options.
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