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    Lightbulb intel or amd

    i am going to build a pc soon so i was just wondering what is better amd or intel

    as i am not that knolageable.

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    Re: intel or amd

    whats your budget:
    top end, £250 up intel core i7
    middle range, £100-£200 AMD Phenom II
    bottom range, <&#163;100 Intel core2

    edit: prices are for the CPU only

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    Re: intel or amd

    well 90~130

    so im guessing amd is better.

    but then why do people buy intel for &#163;150? or prices like that

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    Re: intel or amd

    intel fans, nd intel were best before phenomII came out

    Anyway what is the budget for the whole system??

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    Re: intel or amd

    for the whole system i am wanting to spend &#163;800~&#163;900

    thanks burrellhead

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    Re: intel or amd

    For &#163;113.70 you can get a Phenom II X3 (three core) black edition 720, which runs at 2.8GHz, and is mena be very easy to overclock.
    If you are not so into overclocking, then Phenom II X3 710, which runs at 2.6GHz, but is not quite as overclocking friendly (locked multiplier) for &#163;99.81.
    Or for &#163;140.97 you can get a Phenom II X4 (four core) 810, which runs at 2.6GHz.

    They are all the newer AM3 socket type

    For mobo this is menna be a good overclocker:http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=998660 with the new SB710 southbridge, however it is only an AM2 board (still compatable with the CPU's selected, but missing some of the AM3 features).

    For AM3 I would be looking at http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/DFI-L...-SATA-RAID-ATX for &#163;140, which has duel channel DDR3 memory, fullspeed 3-way crossfireX and loads of connectivity. Also DFI are a good make.

    For &#163;110 there is http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Asus-...A-RAID-ATX-VGA from Asus with duel channel DDR3 memory, full speed crossfireX, but a little less connectivity.

    GPU I would look at this http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1GB-X...-DL-DVI-I-HDTV as it is an excellent price ATM, dropped form ~&#163;190 to ~&#163;160 this week, and would be good for up to 24" monitor gameing.

    Alternativly you could get a 4770 in crossfire:http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/512MB...5-21149-00-20R
    Last edited by Will404; 21-05-2009 at 07:45 PM.

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    Re: intel or amd

    it will be used for downloading, a bit of gaming, searching the web and listning to music

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    Re: intel or amd

    Do you want the budget to include screen, keyboard, speackers, mouse...

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    Re: intel or amd

    yes include everything keyboard mouse speakers moniter os

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    Re: intel or amd

    This is what I would get:

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    Phenom II X4 940 ~ &#163;146

    http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

    HD4870X2 2gb ~ &#163;238

    http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

    625w Enermax modular ~ &#163;95

    http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

    8gb DDR2 ~ &#163;82

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Index.aspx?NT=1-0-24-329-0

    1tb Samsung hard disk ~ &#163;66

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1TB-S...ache-89-ms-NCQ

    Biostar 790GX motherboard ~ &#163;90

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=1013251

    DVD rewriter ~ &#163;20

    Antec 300 ~&#163;47

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143854

    The total comes to around &#163;790.

    Edit!!

    I just realised you need all the other bits too!!


    Edited Build



    You can drop the HD4870X2 down to a HD4890 which is available for around &#163;163:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

    I would drop the PSU for the 525w version for around &#163;76:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

    There are few 24" monitors here for around &#163;150:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/search?page=1&...12&subcat=2097

    This should still give you a decent amount of cash for peripherals.
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    Re: intel or amd

    i have chose my case.. well i have one i would like

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?W...source=froogle

    heard good reviews

    but i think i will get an amd Phenom

    thanks burrellhead

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    Re: intel or amd

    Cool, that case looks allright, and I would go with the system that cat said above... above budget again tho, when you add os, keyboard , mouse and speackers.

    Remember that you get free delivory with scan for having more than 20 posts tho

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    Re: intel or amd

    Edited Build 2

    Phenom II X4 940 ~ &#163;146

    http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

    HD4890 ~ &#163;163

    http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

    Enermax 525w ~ &#163;75

    http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

    4gb DDR2 ~ &#163;41

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Index.aspx?NT=1-0-24-329-0

    1tb Samsung hard disk ~ &#163;66

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1TB-S...ache-89-ms-NCQ

    Biostar 790GX motherboard ~ &#163;90

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=1013251

    DVD rewriter ~ &#163;20

    Case ~&#163;80

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?W...source=froogle

    The build comes to around &#163;681.

    There are few 24" monitors here for around &#163;150:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/search?page=1&...12&subcat=2097

    This should still give you a decent amount of cash for peripherals(around &#163;70).

    I would use Windows 7 RC1 for the immediate future and also make use of the free postage from Scan mentioned earlier.

    If you have the dosh the HD4870X2 and 625w Enermax PSU will probably mean that probably all current games will run at high settings at the native resolution of a standard 24" monitor:

    http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?...50aHVzaWFzdA==
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    Re: intel or amd

    thanks for this guys much appreciated

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