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Upgrade Path.....AMD or Intel, and AMD or Nvidia?? 4 years 5 months ago #10253

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So I've got a choice to make with my next upgrade...
AMD or Intel It seems that I have one Motherboard for each.
The Motherboards are pretty much the same, only thing is the AMD is lacking USB3.

I'm Looking to put a
LG Black Blu-ray Disc Combo SATA Model UH10LS20 and a
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
New in the build, my Seagate 1TB drive will be reused.


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As for Processor I'm not sure whether I go with the
Intel Core i7-870 Lynnfield 2.93GHz LGA 1156 Quad-Core Processor
Or the
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T Thuban 3.0GHz Socket AM3 Six-Core Desktop Processor

Now on the Graphics side I have a few choices

Keep the 4870x2 that I have or drop in the ATI HD5570 Video card or drop in the Nvidia 450.

I have a 750W Cooler master PSU and/or an Antec 850W PSU to throw at this setup... so power shouldn't be an issue.

Any Help would be great!


The system is mostly used for Gaming. I do a bit of Video, audio and photographic work as well.


Let the debate Rage!!!

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(If it helps I'm running a GIGABYTE GA-MA69GM-S2H AM2 Motherboard with an AMD Phenom X4 9850 Quad Core CPU. The CPU is Cooled by a Corsair H50 water cooler. Graphics are handled by a SAPPHIRE 100251SR Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB. 8Gb of Corsair XMS2 ram help out. A Maxtor 500Gb and a Seagate 1Tb Hard drives Round out the Storage. All of this is powered by a Cooler Master 750W PSU. )
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Re: Upgrade Path.....AMD or Intel, and AMD or Nvidia?? 4 years 5 months ago #10257

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If you're gaming on this computer, you want the i7. While it's nifty to have 6 cores, there's no games that will use them all. You're hard pressed to find a game that fully uses 4. An overclocked i7 destroys everything from AMD at the moment. AMD is only good if you're looking for good performance at a cheap price, not the high end.
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Re: Upgrade Path.....AMD or Intel, and AMD or Nvidia?? 4 years 5 months ago #10304

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Nacelle speaks the truth. I love my 920, then again my i5 seems to be working great.

As for the SSD, go Intel. Hands down, their tech is much better than the drives from any other manufacture. The sanforce controllers are good but not on the level of Intel. Sure, the read speeds might be a bit higher but the Intel drives shine with the I/O's, they destroy all of the other drives.

For the video card it's tough to say. I wouldn't go with a 450 for a rig like that. I would do a 460 IMO. They aren't that much more and you will get a better card. I am liking my 450 but I have the FTW edition and it was 150. I was stuck though. I couldn't power a 460 so I had to get a 450 or the 5770 and I got away from ATI.

It's a funny time right now

Intel is smoking AMD on the CPU side. Unless you want a cheap part
Intel is winning on the SSD front
Nvidia's Fermi cards are better than the 5k series from ATI. I really like the 450's and 460's alot. For a cheapo card the 460 just smokes all.

If you want to save some cash on an SSD watch the OCZ page. They had refurbed SSD's on there for $1 a gig, that is a smoking deal. I don't care even if there not the fastest drives. Any SSD is better than a platter drive
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Re: Upgrade Path.....AMD or Intel, and AMD or Nvidia?? 4 years 5 months ago #10354

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The choices of view cards I have listed are all cards I have. With spending cash on cpu and ssd I was planning on useing the best I had. As for the ssd I picked that model because it's data iii (6Gb/s) and the mfg is a sponsor here :) i'm leaning to The I7 but I just got an I7 pc in for work. I'll test it abit before I make the call.s
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Re: Upgrade Path.....AMD or Intel, and AMD or Nvidia?? 4 years 5 months ago #10356

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Wow, the speed on that drive is amazing. pcper.com clocked it at 355 MB/s. Most SATA 2 SSDs get 220-240.
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Re: Upgrade Path.....AMD or Intel, and AMD or Nvidia?? 4 years 5 months ago #10366

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Thats Sata6 for ya. Its much faster than sata3.
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Re: Upgrade Path.....AMD or Intel, and AMD or Nvidia?? 4 years 5 months ago #10382

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its not just the SATA 6 though, the drive itself is crazy fast
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Re: Upgrade Path.....AMD or Intel, and AMD or Nvidia?? 4 years 5 months ago #10578

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Well I just pulled the trigger on the Intel setup! Knowing Newegg I should have the parts by the end of the week. :)

Thanks for all your help and input!! I really wasn't sure about this... but I feel much better now!


Now I'll start thinking about memory ;)
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