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Windows 7: *URGENT* i5-750 or Phenom II x4 965?

22 Jul 2010   #1
AssaultRifle

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
*URGENT* i5-750 or Phenom II x4 965?

I stated urgent because I MUST order one of the 2 today.

They are around the same price, so I am thinking about which one to purchase. Specifically, which one of these 2 computers would perform better?

Newegg.com - iBUYPOWER Gamer Extreme 555D3 Phenom II X4 965(3.4GHz) 4GB DDR3 500GB ATI Radeon HD 5770 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Newegg.com - CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1050 Intel Core i5 750(2.66GHz) 4GB DDR3 1TB ATI Radeon HD 5770 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Also, the Phenom computer has no NewEgg reviews, so I don't know if it is faulty or not. However, the i5 750 PC has several reviews stating that it is good.

Which PC would be better to purchase?


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22 Jul 2010   #2
deluxcd

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Go with the AMD,more bang for the buck............................
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22 Jul 2010   #3
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

I'd go with the reviews, i.e. with Intel. Myself I have always been buying Intel and never had any problems. On the other hand I would not call either of the configurations "extreme".
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22 Jul 2010   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'd go Intel, but at the same time, I'd prefer to save some cash and build it myself.
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22 Jul 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The Phenom is awsome.
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22 Jul 2010   #6
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deluxcd View Post
Go with the AMD,more bang for the buck............................
They are actually close in performance. Where the Intel Core i5 clearly wins is power draw.

Intel's Core i7 870 & i5 750, Lynnfield: Harder, Better, Faster Stronger - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News
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22 Jul 2010   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deluxcd View Post
Go with the AMD,more bang for the buck............................
Did you miss his comment that the price was pretty much the same between them? So, how could AMD be more bang for the buck????? That was true about 5 years ago...but not necessarily the case these days.

So, if price is the same, and performance is pretty much the same, but the power draw is much less on the Intel...it seems a clear winner in my book.

Intel Core i5 no doubt.
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22 Jul 2010   #8
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

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22 Jul 2010   #9
mushroomboy

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

AMD, bulldozer has a huge possibility of being AM3 and the ability for a bios update might allow current AM3 boards to support it. A cheaper future update as I'd say, so I'd go with AMD just for that. Also the OC ability of AMD is amazing, I've seen 4GHz on air and that's crazy talk.

[edit] I also got my X2 to an X4, so I saved like 40 bucks or something? Yeah Phenom II x2(x4)@3.5 for like 80 bucks. =)
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