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Windows 7: Which CPU

25 Jan 2011   #1
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 
Which CPU

Just looking at two Barebone Bundles and I'm wondering what would be the better CPU / Motherboard for normal PC use plus some gaming ? any advice very much appreciated

1. Intel Core i5 2400 Processor, Intel H67 Chipset Motherboard

2. AMD Phenom II X6 1090T, AMD 880G + SB710 Motherboard


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25 Jan 2011   #2
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Both are good chipsets but most will recommend Intel over amd
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25 Jan 2011   #3
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thanks Solarstarshines

This is the i5 Bundle just need to add fans, HDDs, Optical drive and OS



Sorry Forum wont let me rep you
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25 Jan 2011   #4
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

Both good CPU and good motherboard. I would go for the AMD, but cost more than the Intel.
I'm no gaming enthusiast or hardware guru, but from what I heard, the AMD is much better than the Intel...

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Edit: Computer looks good... There's seem to be a bug in rep system. Won't let me rep anyone at all.
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25 Jan 2011   #5
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thanks DeanP
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25 Jan 2011   #6
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote:
AMD is much better than the Intel...
It depends, Intel CPUs perform generally better in gaming
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25 Jan 2011   #7
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote:
AMD is much better than the Intel...
It depends, Intel CPUs perform generally better in gaming
I couldn't be stuff typing long sentences on a small keyboard on an iPhone 4 around midnight..
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25 Jan 2011   #8
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I would go with the Intel.
Typically, Clock for Clock Intels are faster.

The extra cores the AMD CPU offers will only be a benefit if you use specific applications often, that can use all of the cores efficently.
Although it may not be that much of a benefit over the faster Intel.

For everything else, including Gaming, the Intel will be a good deal faster.


More cores are not alweays better, unless you have the specific need and applications that benefit from them.
Many do not.



It may be worth shopping around just a bit.

Sometimes you may be able to find a CPU+MOBO combo, and then pick up other combo deals for the RAM,case, HDs etc and come out cheaper than the bundle packages.
Not always ... but sometimes you get lucky depending what deals they have going.
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25 Jan 2011   #9
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thanks Wishmaster, this is the Bundle price >

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25 Jan 2011   #10
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

What about the graphics card? Or is it using onboard graphics?
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