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I have seen the light...

Post by Tempesta » Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:28 pm

After being tired of watching 'lesser' AMD-based systems walk circles around my Intel systems, I broke down and built an AMD system. I won an Abit AX8 mobo at QuakeCon '05, so I needed a CPU, GPU, and psu. Everything else - case, sound card, DVD-RW drive, and most importantly, the RAM! - came over with no problems.

So I bought an AMD San Diego 3700+ with an eVGA 7800GTX. Two clean builds later, I have a sweet-running system that loads Quake 4 and BF2 levels in no time, and runs a cool 34C/99F at idle (if I can believe what Abit EQ tells me). My benchmark scores in Aquamark3 and 3DMark05 are significantly higher and all my games are silky-smooth. It's amazing to see it run circles around my older Intel 3.4GHz system....

Funny story about the psu - I have a 420W Enermax psu that has serviced me well for many years. I was thrilled to see the AX8 had a 20-pin ATX connector on it which means I didn't need a new PSU. The retailer I bought the GPU from said it needed a minimum of 450W. So I bought a ThermalTake 480W PurePower. When the GPU arrived, the box said minimum was 400W.... doh.... that's OK, as this Enermax psu is several years old and probably isn't putting out 420W anymore, so it will find a new home in my wife's PC, along with my old Intel setup (she's still running an old 2.0GHz rambus system....)

So this is what all of you AMD guys have been trying to tell me all these years! :P

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Post by infinitevalence » Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:58 pm

yep :) we still use both, i have my intel systems and my AMD systems but when it comes to my perosnal computer i choose AMD over Intel any day.
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Post by Apoptosis » Wed Feb 08, 2006 7:49 am

Sounds like you like the new AMD rig! Being happy with the way a custom PC turns out makes it all worth it in the long run... plus winning stuff rocks! ;)

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Post by zachig » Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:09 pm

I go with AMD all the way. I think that nowadays AMD has much more to offer than Intel and their CPUs perform much better, especially the Dual-Core ones.

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Post by Sovereign » Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:39 pm

I have that Intel Pentium D from LR....Overclock with watercooling and see if it can beat my old AMD rig. If it doesn't, I'm going to laugh, then cry.
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Post by zachig » Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:30 am

My guess is that you'll cry, since you didn't choose the AMD Dual-Core X2 CPU instead of the Pentium D. :lol: (just kidding :mrgreen: )

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Post by Apoptosis » Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:23 am

that pentium D overclocked will easily beat the 3400+ you are running now.

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Post by Dragon_Slayer » Wed Feb 15, 2006 12:22 pm

I have an AMD machine

AMD rocks hard core!

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Post by zachig » Wed Feb 15, 2006 12:27 pm

Yeah, but I'm not sure it will outperform an overclocked X2 3800+ or an overclocked X2 4400+. :?

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Post by fastedie » Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:39 pm

I just bought a 3700 San Dee and the waiting has started for it too get here. It was 213.00 compareed too the FX57 $xxxxx and for the programs out today in will seam like dos to xp coming from socket a 2500 bartone oc 3200 512 mem
I cant wait but I have too, ups hurry! Oh I for got they take a day off!

Ps check out ocia.net that where I got alot of my budget sys idea's but a dfi d 939 is a oc de lite I hear :)

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