Originally Posted by patonb
Why do you need 16Gigs of ram?
Every desktop i7 is deemed an 8 core thanks to hyperthreading, and all tests show they out perform AMD. But you pay more.
Then again, Passmark scrores for an i5 4460 beats an fx-6300 by bout 6%.
AMD only is good on a budget, but as he'd only need a new cpu if he goes intel.
Can you explain why it's not a waste to not reuse a mobo and RAM? Since the OP hasn't come back, we doin't have a full picture.
Sorry but intel does not currently have full legit 8 cores.
HyperThreading doesn't count, would you like to go to intels official forums and prove they have 8 real cores in the current i7 series ?
I Just explain my reason to the opt why he should choose the build he wanted.
To be perfectly honest instead of us telling him to choose this or that.
Let him review on his own terms which is best for his needs.
Yes you are right patty good budget for amd and good on work productivity and gaming as well.
If it weren't for that I wouldn't dare mention amd to anyone.