Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by dragoon87, Jul 31, 2009.
what game do you play?
so you say overkill
An i7 that all you're doing on it is gaming is overkill. You won't have a game that'll take advantage of it for at least another year or more. If all you're doing is gaming, save the cash and go for an AMD Phenom II X4 955, 4GB DDR3, and whichever video card you decide. You'll save cash that way and you'll still get great performance out of it if all you do is game.
GTA4 and Empire: Total War comes to mind, let alone the SupCom titles.
Yeah, and those are games that can take advantage of a quad core, which AMD makes those as well.
most games are coded to only use 2 cores, only games i can think
right now that actually uses all four cores are crysis and im not sure but i think
so yeah it hasn't reached its potential until more games start being coded
to use all 4 cores, of either AMD or Intel.
everyone knows the i7 is more powerful and so will last longer then the amd.
not to mention the build this guy wants to do is already gonna cost alot,
and im sure you've noticed by now that he doesn't really care wether
at the end the build costs $200 dollars more than the amd one.
he's asking wich one is better, regardless of price. and that's clearly the one with the i7. he's asking if its a good pc build, not if you think its a waste of money to get an i7.
I think you missed the point. The point is that those games run like a charm on an i7 in comparison to most of AMD's processors. Not only that, but the OP is obviously not very knowledgeable with computers, so having a solid base processor would be better for him since I doubt he'll do any overclocking anytime soon.
This thread has ran its course. It's beginning to turn into a flame war and I am guilty of it too.
This entire issue is a matter of perspective and priority. From my point of view AMD is better than Intel, regardless of the slight performance lead that Intel has over AMD in games. I know others disagree and that's their perogative.
dragoon87, You have two choices. The AMD will save you money, the Intel will be slightly faster. We have given you all the advice you need to make up your mind and while I understand you are new to this it's time for you to do your own research and make up your own mind. I hope you have fun with it and enjoy the increase in performance you will get in games with either build.
I'll go for Intel build but if my budget can't afford that
i'll go for AMD
can i request for an Intel build?
thanks in ADVANCE
CPU = Core i7 920
Mainboard = EVGA x58
CPU cooler = TRUE
RAM = OCZ Gold XTC Triple Channel 1600MHz 6GB DDR3
GPU = EVGA GTX 280
PSU = Corsair TX 850W
can someone give me some alternative parts for this?
coz maybe some parts are not available to our country
& what casing should i get?
I'd buy a 285 rather than a 280, unless your getting a good price difference.