Originally Posted by PP Mguire
It makes no sense to completely change platforms when he is already on Intel. It'd be better and cheaper to simply keep what he has and upgrade to an i5.
To me it does, if he wants to try the amd route let him.
Besides that we don't know for sure what he'll do with it in college.
If you have classses that need a good multitasking cpu while gaming/goofing off amd will be up for the job.
Like I've been saying these past years AMD has something for you if not more if you take the time to use it and put it to work.
That hexa-core is indeed worth the money, getting a new higher end core i5 would be a waste of money.
I won't argue with you about it or debate it, but I'll challenge you to this.
Go build a 250.00 dollar amd hexa-core rig and use it for 1 year.
The cpu thats inside my computer right now is doing far more than I expected it to.
It juggles stuff around the windows environment with no probs.