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Old May 26, 2010, 12:17 PM
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hey guys i'm going to make a preference post, there will be no fighting going on...
this is just merely to see who likes what,
explain why you like the brand
and for the brand you don't like state one thing that if changed you would think of buying one or change your point of view

OK well i'm an amd fan-boy, love amd's price to power ratio!

if Intel's price's went lower I would be much more fond of them
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Old May 26, 2010, 12:41 PM
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Currently on the AMD bandwagon mainly due to pricing. I don't have any real requirements for more than a single core P4, so feeding my hobby with new gear does have a strong value component attached to it.

After leaving AMD during the "let's stop supporting S939 dual core" era, I finally decided to give them a shot when PHII started to look decent especially when it came to pricing on premium motherboards for the platform. IMO, making true hexa-core procs available at current pricing was a brilliant move which is a perfect fit for my "wanna play on a budget" mentality.
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Old May 26, 2010, 01:38 PM
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what he said ha ha no kidding sswilson reasons for going amd is the same reason i am buy an amd build when i get some extra cash. bang for buck 6 core@ 200$ is real hard to pass up. jm2cents
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Old May 26, 2010, 01:39 PM
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Well it would be nice to know what your budget would be, what you're going to use the computer for, etc.
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intel for folding, or amd for budget :)
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Old May 26, 2010, 02:30 PM
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Intel if you are investing a bit of money in your computer, and AMD if you are budget oriented (as with a few others that have already posted I fall in the latter category...AMD for me).

If I could change something with both it would be:
1. AMD to have better per clock performance (though their pricing reflects their deficit here)
2. Intel to lower prices/ introduce a cheaper real quad core on one of their newer sockets.
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Old May 26, 2010, 02:34 PM
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Intel for CPU: Honestly, because it scored more on the benchies and the thermals/power draw were better. Also, it used to OC better than AMD (at least when I purchased my Q9550).

GPU: Used to be Nvidia fan for the drivers and performance (7800, 8800, G200-series). Now, I switched to AMD (5870) for better thermals, also AMD's drivers are a lot better than they used to be.
Matter of personal choice here, I don't use CUDA and I don't fold.
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For me, Intel if I want the extreme end of computing, AMD for gaming. I've had both, and like the performance advantage of the core i7. The pricing on the AMD cpus is too hard to pass up to get a decent gaming system, allowing me to get better gpu power. I've always had Nvidia until the 5000 series/ fermi. For me, I don't like the hassle and maintenance of wc, though nowadays it's improved significantly. The heat from the new Nvidia cards is too high for my liking. I'm sure this will spark a furor.
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AMD for Cheap short term power house. Intel for long term power saving + power house.
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Intel because of my familiarity. (You know that old pair of jeans you don't want to get rid of because they're so comfortable?)
I also like spending lots of money on mo' power that I don't really need, lol!
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