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Old 04-22-2010, 09:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Intel i7 930 or AMD phenom II X4 965

Ok so im looking to get one of these two
Which one would be better for Gaming?
I can get the i7 for $200 and the phenom is $180
what are the difference's?

Phenom:
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

i7:
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
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Default Re: Intel i7 930 or AMD phenom II X4 965

the i7 930 wipes the floor with the 965, especially when overclocked.

Definitely go with the 930
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Yes the i7 is better. Though its much more expensive for the motherboard and RAM. Phenom IIs are generally more budget oriented.
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There's nothing to think about... if you have the money go for the i7 930!!
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Definitely i7 930.
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personally, for just gaming, I'd go with the AMD PII X4 955 BE
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personally, for just gaming, I'd go with the AMD PII X4 955 BE
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I think either of them will work fine, but in the long run the i7 930 will be your best investment.
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plus he can get it for $200.
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