Originally Posted by Amd gt player
have you considerd going amd at all? you could pick up a 5000+ and a 790x board with a 8800gt or 3800 series card.
Yeah, I did, but I don't know the first thing aboud AMD procs or boards. I looked at Phenom for comparison to Q6600, and it's nearly the same price here, also checked the recommended mb for AMD (om the sticky) and it turnedout even more expensive than 650i.
How dated is 5000+? As dated as E2180?
And is it performing better? I wouldn't mind going AMD if it'll save money and be on the same level of performance.