Re: You want to know why I buy AMD CPUs?
socket 775 still performs very well considering its age, but the fact that a slower dual core costs more than a superior quad core is beyond me. I know about economics and supply/demand, and that when the supplies run low, the demand rises, and the price spikes. Still, it doesn't make sense. The Phenom II's are competing directly with the core 2's and the low-mid core i3/i5/i7. In that regard the Phenom II's are a steal!
As for SB, it's not really a viable option until intel gets their SATA controller fixed and gets their motherboards back on the market.
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE (RB-C3) @ 4Ghz, 1.425 Vcore, 1.25V NB VID
Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme (w/ Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm fan)
Gigabyte UD3H AM3 790GX motherboard
XFX Radeon HD 5870
PNY XLR8 2x2GB CL8 DDR3 1600
G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2GB CL8 DDR3 1600
Soundblaster X-Fi Fatality Titanium
OCZ Vertex II 120GB SSD (OS drive)
Western Digital 500GB Caviar (black)
Western Digital 640GB Blue
Samsung DVD burner
Logitech MX performance mouse
Logitech G15 keyboard
Corsair HX 750-watt Modular PSU
Antec Nine Hundred case
Windows 7 Home Premium x64
ASUS MK241 24" LCD
ACER X241W 24" LCD - RIP