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Which cpu is better?


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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115037 intel

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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103773 amd


which iis better for gaming
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If you are looking to upgrade your computer, it depends on your motherboard. Note that the Intel CPU uses the LGA 775 socket to connect to the motherboard, while the AMD CPU uses the Socket AM2 specification. These are not interchangable, and you can't just go from Intel to AMD at will. Part of the joys of competition.
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i was looking at this mobo for the intel.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128082

IM leaning toward the intel since it uses less power, and runs cooler than the amd, and the intel has a faster bus

this will be my 3rd comp that i built once i get it done. the 1st 2 were amd, i just thought i would check out intel.

I hope they get that mobo back in stock soon
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The Intel CPU you are looking at will far outperform the AMD CPU you are looking at.

As for motherboards, I don't recommend the one you are looking at. It's never a good idea to get a component that isn't sure what technology it supports. I recommend something like this board. It only supports DDR2, but at this point in time, DDR2 is much more economical. DDR3's latencies really diminish the performance gains seen by the increased frequency. By the time DDR3 is competitive in both performance and price, you will want a new motherboard anyways.
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