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#1 The Faceless

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:29 PM

So I have recently been getting into PC building and gaming and assembled my 1st PC from scratch in March. It's an AMD FX 6100 coupled with 8 gigs G Skill 1600 RAM and a Geforce 550ti. Not exactly "master race" worthy, but this was kind of a practice build that I plan on eventually selling.

Anyways, I am thinking of going Intel, mostly for PS2 emulation and gaming in general. I am targeting an i5 3570 build(left out the k for now as im not sure I want to OC right now), and will probably keep the 550ti for now. I also have a copy of Windows 7 home, and was wondering if there is any kind of limit as to how many times I can re-install due to new hardware?

And what would be the easiest way to back up my games and stuff? I just have a single HDD right now, but am planning on getting a 1TB and/or a SSD.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:33 PM

Intel > AMD.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:54 PM

AMD>Intel

The guy above me probably bought his gaming pc already assembled.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:15 PM

don't know why you'd switch for ps2 emulation.

the new i5's are supposed to be better than the old i7s

You can install windows however many times you want as long it's registered to you afaik

for games, if you got them off steam, you need to just redownload them. if not, then you need to reinstall them from disc or whatever your source is. They won't exist in the registry when you reinstall windows so if you just try to copy and paste them over it won't work right. Just find your save files and back those up.

if you get an SSD, get one with an MLC chip and make sure it's over 128gb. Windows can take up from 20-30gb nowadays and if you wanna run games or any large programs off an ssd, you'll need plenty of room.

#5 Floppin

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:16 PM

They both have their pro's and con's. AMD's major pro is that it's price is fractional compared to Intel. From a benchmark standpoint, the top of the chart is dominated by Intel.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:18 PM

The best chip cpu-mark/price on the market right now is the Intel-i5 2500@3.3ghz.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:19 PM

In all honesty though, you need A LOT more computer knowledge before you decide to build and sell pc's.

#8 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:53 PM

I guess if price was a bigger issue than performance I'd look at AMD but I haven't had a PC with an AMD processor in 10 years.

#9 Donald LaFell

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:07 PM

AMD>Intel

The guy above me probably bought his gaming pc already assembled.


lol that hasn't been true since like 2005

#10 Irv

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:04 PM

Well you know what

"Opinions are like assholes. Everybody's got one and everyone thinks everyone else's stinks

#11 Donald LaFell

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:36 PM

Well you know what

"Opinions are like assholes. Everybody's got one and everyone thinks everyone else's stinks


lol the athlon 64 series was gold. it's just not like the good ol days anymore.

#12 Darknight

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 09:11 PM

AMD>Intel

The guy above me probably bought his gaming pc already assembled.


I lol'd.

It all depends on your preferences. AMD is a lot cheaper than AMD and a lot of people choose AMD for that reason alone because of the price difference. I am not saying that AMD is a bad chip but Intel > AMD.

#13 Irv

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 09:14 PM

I lol'd.

It all depends on your preferences. AMD is a lot cheaper than AMD and a lot of people choose AMD for that reason alone because of the price difference. I am not saying that AMD is a bad chip but Intel > AMD.


Lies

amd>intel

seriously OP don't listen to this guy is you know whats good for you.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 09:21 PM

Lies

amd>intel

seriously OP don't listen to this guy is you know whats good for you.


We have to agree to disagree. No sense of arguing.

#15 Irv

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 09:54 PM

We have to agree to disagree. No sense of arguing.


agreed


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