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Building new Phenom computer.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kame_sanjo, Oct 10, 2008.

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  1. kame_sanjo

    kame_sanjo Thread Starter

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    Hey everyone, ive got a decent system right now but wanted to upgrade to the quad core phenom available at an awesome price. I wanted to know if there was a big difference in the nForce 720a and 750a chipsets. I cant really find much other than the SLi (i will be running a single card) so i would only want the 750a for the updated design.
     
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    Personally, I wouldnt go with a Phenom. I speak as a long time AMD fan, but have reluctantly accepted, on personal experience, that Intel have got the jump (for now- come back AMD, all is forgiven :) )- going for an update, I would tend toward a high end dual, or a quad core. The 790 chipset is available, and it seems a lot better than the 680 I used to have- also supports the new GTX 260s.
    Dont know how much upgrading you are doing, but if you can switch, it is worth it.
    Sorry to put a down on the Phenom, but all told, (grits teeth to say it)--- Intel are definitely the better bet now.
     
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    Ditto, I mean you'll get a nice boost with Phenom quad but nothing like Intel right now.
     
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    well all right... what would be a good choice then? im keeping my 8800gtx for now, just trying to upgrade the head end stuff right now. what do you think would be an affordable upgrade from my fx-62? im tryin to go with the year-old technology since it has gone down considerably... i was looking at the q6600 since it was highly touted on newegg.com.
     
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