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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.
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.
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
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
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