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    AMD or Intel ?

    Specifically these

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/AMD-P...he-125W-Retail

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Intel...-Ratio-24x-73W


    Both seem quite similar, i've looked at a few reviews and there seems little in it. For gaming mabee i5 seems to come across slightly better?

    So, your opinions please

    Sell me one of those or another at a similar price. PC will be used for gaming mostly, but i don't want the expense of i7 with supporting mobo and RAM.

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    Re: AMD or Intel ?

    Keep an eye out for a 95w 1055T, not that many places are selling them and those who are only seem to be offering them as part of a bundle as they obviously want to sell the stock of equal-performance 125w versions which retail for the same price.

    As for performance, in single threaded apps I don't think there will be a huge difference between the 2 CPUs although the extra clock speed of the Intel CPU should help in some apps. In multi-threaded apps or for multitasking however the 1055T will be much faster, that Core i5 is only a dual-core and offers pretty poor value-for-money IMO. If you're not planning on overclocking, go for the 650 instead of the 655k as it's exactly the same CPU without an unlocked multiplier.

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    Re: AMD or Intel ?

    Agreed with watercooled if u do get the 1055t keep on checking scan for 1-2 weeks last week there was 95w with m4a89gtd pro for 246 pounds which i purchased and this week i saw one with some really rubbish motherboard and it cost 180 overclockers and aria offer it as a bundle
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    Re: AMD or Intel ?

    Thanks guys, a google search is showing that CPU as available on scan today only. But it's not.

    I've seen it at aria though.
    http://www.aria.co.uk/Systems/Bundle...roductId=40976

    Are Aria any good? And can you choose the day of delivery like you can with Scan. If i ordered it i would need it to turn up when i'm actually in

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    Re: AMD or Intel ?

    never used aria so cant really comment but they seem to send it with citylink so you can choose take a look
    http://www.aria.co.uk/Support/Delivery+Costs
    Oh and an overclockers overclocked bundle
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...id=339&subcat=
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    Re: AMD or Intel ?

    I used Aria to order my CPU, they were the only retailer with it in stock and it arrived next day along with the other components I ordered from scan.

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    Re: AMD or Intel ?

    Thanks guys.

    Have to say i think the bundle deal seems very good.

    Might just have to go for the bundle at Aria

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