Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by rightdownupleft, Jun 11, 2008.
Should I go Intel or AMD?
and why? Please!!
Intel > AMD right now, I think most people will agree with that.
And I have an AMD in my computer right now, so I'm really not biased.
Core 2 Duo, or Core 2 Quad are the way to go. I haven't had a build in a while, so someone else can tell you what proc specifically to go with.
Edit: And why? they're significantly better, especially for anything other than a budget build. Check out benchmarks on tom's hardware or anywhere else
Yea man the last time I did a build was when fucking PCIexpress first came out. I bought all first gen everything and now its time to upgrade. Fucking been out of the loop for too long so I don't know what the hell to go after. I'm comin from a 3.0 jigahurtz cpu to this fucking quad shit and I don't even know what the fuck it even means.
haha yeah, i did my first build two years ago. i had no idea wtf PCI-E was, or the difference betweeen 20 & 24 pin PSU connectors or anything haha.
If you can find an up to date "how to build a computer" tutorial, that might have at least a little bit of info to get you started. There's people here who could set up a great build for you. How much do you want to spend?
In my experience, just browsing for days and days on newegg and other sites helped. Just look for 5 egg products and make sure they're compatible.
The graphics card to go with is the nvidia 8800 right now, especially if you game.
Proc I mentioned already.
Ram, just go w/ the fastest speed your mobo supports, definitely something from a brand name with good ratings.
PSU, same thing when it comes to good brand/high ratings
What exacty are you looking for?
Edit: I know I didn't throw aroudn too much info, but just by checking product ratings on newegg, you can get a good idea of what to go for, as long as its compatible.
I shouldn't say I don't know what I'm doing. I've built several computers in my past. So I knowww what I'm doing really. I know what to go for and I'm almost positive I've got down the quad core shit. 4 cores for multitasking and shit. Clearly its got to be a good thing. I was told to wait for the p45 chips to come out so I think that's what I shall do. When I get the everything I will max out the RAM and I'm keeping my video card, Case, PSU, and all that shit. My VID now is a Radeon x800xt pcie
HOLY SHIT graphic card prices have fucking DROPPEDDD. I spent fucking 500 on mine. :raped:
amd if you have to build a budget pc and money is tight, but its always good to spend a slight amount more for intel
not even a competition. intel wins on all fronts.
man, we should create a bot to answer this every time its asked
srsly, the only con on buying intel right now is that nehalem is coming.
I've always been an intel sackrider. I say Intel.
At this point, Intel.
I did a test to see what could be built with $300. That is a VERY LOW sum of money. Even with such a low budget, Intel still beats AMD.
Common Components (both systems use):
$25.99 - Generic ATX Mid-Tower Chassis w/400W Power Supply
$22.99 - Lite-On 20X DVD±RW Black IDE
$39.99 - Seagate 80GB 7200RPM 8MB SATA-II Hard Drive
$34.99 - Mushkin 2GB (2x 1GB) DDR2-667 Memory
$56.99 - Intel DG31GL LGA-775 µATX Motherboard
$119.99 - Intel Core2Duo 2.4GHz LGA-775 2MB L2 65W Processor
$47.99 - MSI K9N6SGM-V Motherboard
$109.00 - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ 2.8GHz AM2 89W
Both systems come in at approx $300 +/- $10. And the truth is that a Core2Duo will beat the living shit out of a A64 5600+.
yeah, price diff isn't really that huge.
imo, the only good reason to buy AMD right now is that if you already have an AMD mobo and doesn't want to upgrade that.
new build? intel all the way.
Well I did that to demonstrate my point.
I am really tired of people saying that AMD is the better choice for a budget build. I think you'd be very hard-pressed to argue that $300 isn't a very low-budget build.... and even at that pricepoint Intel wins.
if you have some way of time traveling back to 2003~ then AMD, otherwise Intel.
or get a slightly overclocked e2200 and save $60
With my HTPC I went AMD based on the better mobo for the application. Otherwise I would have gone Intel without a momentttssss thought....
I'd do that and put the extra $60 I saved into a bigger hard drive.
that is the biggest excuse ever. AMD-based motherboards suck fucking ass.
I never knew AMD motherboards had proprietary features....
I would have to agree with this on low-end HTPC builds.
IGP chipsets = NVIDIA nForce 570/590 (AMD) > AMD 480X/580X (AMD) > Intel G33/G35.
but then again, if you will be using a separate graphics card, you might as well get an Intel cpu/mobo combo.
anyone that uses onboard video for a fucking htpc deserves to be shot