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Windows 7: Intel or AMD

View Poll Results: Intel or AMD
AMD 11 50.00%
Intel 14 63.64%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 22. You may not vote on this poll

26 Apr 2010   #11
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kurahk7 View Post
You didn't cut any holes on the motherboard tray?
Wire management on my Antec 900 is somewhat difficult, but luckly, I have a modular power supply
No, I did not cut any holes in my motherboard tray. Here is what the backside of the mobo tray looks like with the side off the computer


And I cannot speak highly enough of how well these dust filters work in my Antec P182 case. I popped open the case tonight to take the pictures above and was astounded by how clean everything was inside of the case still. Check out my CPU fan and my rear 120mm case fan after 9 months of use. And I assure you...I have not cleaned the actual fans 1 single time. And this computer sits downstairs in a basement about 5 inches of a carpeted floor.




Here are the dust filters in the front. They are behind two smaller door and 1 larger door. The computer pulls air in from the sides of the front door and over these filters. You can see some of the dust buildup on the lower filter.



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26 Apr 2010   #12
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post

And I cannot speak highly enough of how well these dust filters work in my Antec P182 case. I popped open the case tonight to take the pictures above and was astounded by how clean everything was inside of the case still. Check out my CPU fan and my rear 120mm case fan after 9 months of use. And I assure you...I have not cleaned the actual fans 1 single time. And this computer sits downstairs in a basement about 5 inches of a carpeted floor.
That's excellent! The HAF932's lacking spot is no dust filters. I have to blow my case out every other week.

And I think my avatar and sig pic both show my affinity...
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26 Apr 2010   #13
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I should have you wire my next build. Only this time I'm going to try and keep the excitement to a minimum and take the to find a newer case one of the ones with the cut outs for changing the CPU cooler and the cut outs covered with rubber for cable management.
Now as far as AMD, Intel. I learned to overclock on my AMD 4000 939 DFI SLI Expert board, with Mushkin DDR 500 4 gigs and Loved that system. My new system I like but I still miss my AMD would like to see how it would have preformed with the new graphics cards and Windows Seven. Even though at the time i was running 2 Evga 7900 GTO's in SLI.
I think the choice boils down to bang for buck, chipset and video card preferences. JMO. Fabe
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26 Apr 2010   #14
DarkDavil

7 x64/ Back-Track 4
 
 

I think Intel if you want the absoulte best performance, but have to pay alot(those i7's 980X) but, AMD is great cost with amazing over-clock-ablity(much easier then in intel i think) And as always, im always with AMD graphics, bah nvidia and those 480's... 5970 alll the wayyyyy!
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26 Apr 2010   #15
Verean

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you can afford best cooling system then go with AMD.
But i prefer Intel due to their low temps.
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26 Apr 2010   #16
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Verean View Post
If you can afford best cooling system then go with AMD.
But i prefer Intel due to their low temps.
Yeah, good point. I've seen quite a a number of people suggest going with a lower cost AMD, then overclocking it to perform as good as a higher end Intel chip..but then they have to spend extra money for the thermal paste and high end coolers and everything else to keep the system running stable. Sometimes the extra cost of the cooler make the AMD option the more expensive one. Again, I'm not an Intel fanboy, I'll use whichever chip gives me the best performance....this was simply just an observation.
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26 Apr 2010   #17
wickedout

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

For me I've used both AMD and Intel. This is my first Intel CPU in like 4 years. I am not an Intel or AMD fanboy. I had the 955BE for about 3 months and sold it to a friend and bought myself the i5 750. Both are good but I wanted to try Intel this time around. Glad I did. For cost I'd say AMD they make good CPU's for gaming. Intel for lower temps and if you put on a decent cooler you can overclock them easily. Intel just seems to ahead of AMD in the CPU realm at the moment. Right now the i7 980x is the best money can buy according to some of the reviews I've read.

Either way you go you should be happy with your choice. Good luck and get back to us with specs of your new rig.
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26 Apr 2010   #18
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
The HAF932's lacking spot is no dust filters. I have to blow my case out every other week.
lol, it's it's only real Achilles heel. I'm overdue for a clean - way over due.

I removed my ghetto filters due to summer, but now that it's cooling down again - it's time to put them back.
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26 Apr 2010   #19
kurahk7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post

And I cannot speak highly enough of how well these dust filters work in my Antec P182 case. I popped open the case tonight to take the pictures above and was astounded by how clean everything was inside of the case still. Check out my CPU fan and my rear 120mm case fan after 9 months of use. And I assure you...I have not cleaned the actual fans 1 single time. And this computer sits downstairs in a basement about 5 inches of a carpeted floor.
That's excellent! The HAF932's lacking spot is no dust filters. I have to blow my case out every other week.

And I think my avatar and sig pic both show my affinity...
Same goes with the Antec 900....after 1 week of completing my system, there were already dust on the front hdd cages -_-
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26 Apr 2010   #20
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
but now that it's cooling down again - it's time to put them back.

I got thrown for a loop and had to do a double take at what you wrote... then it hit me: opposite Hemisphere from where I am at...
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