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Old 09-15-11, 09:29 PM   #29
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Default Re: New AMD upgrade....very pleased

Originally Posted by snowmanwithahat View Post
Don't bother... The Phenom series is more or less still a direct competitor to a Core 2 Quad that's overclocked. You'll basically get nothing for your upgrade unless you really spend a lot of time doing cpu intensive things (ie NOT gaming) and even then you'd likely only see a real increase moving to an i5 or i7 line and not to the Phenoms.
I respectfully disagree. The Phenom ll are the best value....price vs preformance...period. Sure Intel has the fastest cpu's, but I'm not willing to take out a second mortgage on my house to buy one. The Phenoms are, stable, very overclockable...AND affordable.

Nothing left to say....

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