Intel Vs. AMD
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April 29, 2013, 08:05 AM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
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The upgrade path is nice...
When I bought my M5A97 originally, I was running an original Phenom I quad core. Then I put in a Phenom II Quad Core, a Phenom II Hex Core, and finally a Vishera 8350. Add in an 8150, and that's
processor generations, so far.
EDIT: Wait, actually the original Phenom's weren't compatible with AM3 platforms. So, make that
I went from a 5000+ X2 Black Edition, to Phenom 9950 on a Gigabyte AM2+ mobo. That board cooked on me so then I bought an Asus M3A79T Deluxe (also AM2+). After that I upgraded to the new Phenom II 940 when it was released, then to a Phenom II 1100T. Eventually I found a good deal here at HWC on a Crosshair V and ran the 1100T in that for a while. Then the upgrade bug bit again so I went for an 8350 and lived happily ever after. The end.
One of these days I'd like to try a 3770K and Maximus V with my 7970's just to see if there's any difference other than heat and power consumption.
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My System Specs
Asus Maximus V Formula
i7-3770K OC'd to 4.6 GHz
8GB Corsair Vengence DDR3-1600 CL7
2x PowerColor HD7970 3GB CF OC'd to 1100 MHz core, 6000 MHz mem
Intel X25-M 80GB for OS, 2 x WD 640GB Black.. 1 for games, 1 for storage
XFX Black Edition 1000W
Thermaltake Level 10 GT
Asus ROG Phoebus
3 x 22" in Eyefinity
Win7 Ultimate x64
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