No not referring to that video, didn't even know their was one! Any ways the story on the AMD, It was a Phenom bought it retail and used the stock heatsink. After some moderate use for about a year just out of warrenty something shorts and the CPU goes up in smoke. Next thing the board is on fire and the system is a total loss, Root cause of the problem, CPU related.
And using my friends AMD Phenom II x2 (I believe) Just asured me not to go AMD again on my next build. Compared in using it from my current Comp (one in the sig) to his. Well his was just ungodly slow to me, I've just grown to love the snappiness from Intel, and thus why I asked, Which is better the newer slightly cheaper i5? or the older slightly more expensive i7? IIRC i7 came out about 2-3 months after I built my C2D.
Alright new question,
Out of the ix Series (i3,i5,i7), Would give me the most bang for my buck?
Some parts I was looking at,
CPU I decided with the i7 920 (not changing unless much better deal pops up)
So link -> Newegg.com Intel Core i7
I am looking at this for a main board (open to suggestions, but I am looking for something that will allow me OC the system)ASUS P6T Deluxe
or this (I am leaning towards the EVGA from good experience with them in the pastEVGA 3-Way SLI X58
And for memory, Looking for 6gb that will go well with OC'ing as wellCORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB)
Again, I DO plan on OC'ing this system when build (kind of a habit for me. And no the AMD that caught fire was not OC'ed)
So any suggestions?
And the setup above falls in to the high end of my budget ($750~ w/out shipping $760-790, depending on shipping choice)
Edited by amw_drizz, 15 January 2010 - 09:56 AM.