Also, if there's other good sites besides newegg and tigerdirect please tell me.
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Edited by h0dg1k1ll3r, 16 February 2012 - 07:40 PM.
What I really need help with is what all the specs mean and how much they matter; such as l2 and l3 cache sizes,
the key to what you can and cannot upgrade is determined primarily by the motherboard.
Well, you are half right. While many AMDs tend to be easier to overclock, when talking about the entire line of CPUs, AMDs do NOT run cooler than Intels. When talking about the entire line of CPUs, Intels tend to out-perform, consume less power, AND generate less heat! Of course there are "specific" exceptions on each side, but for a general blanket statement, Intels run cooler. Now we are only talking a few degrees here or there so it is not really a significant bragging right - compared to better performance and power consumption. And note this has been true ever since 2006, when, after years of embarrassment at being spanked by AMD at the their own game, Intel released the Core 2 Duo leapfrogging past AMD - and promising never to be spanked and embarrassed like that again. And since then, Intel (with their deep pockets) has continued to increase their lead - to the point where AMD has capitulated:
Of course thats not the only benefits of amd-they tend to be cooler and much easier to overclock.
Remember Google is your friend, and faster than waiting for a forum response:
What I really need help with is what all the specs mean and how much they matter; such as l2 and l3 cache sizes, whats it mean by locked/unlocked, bus speed, class, and integrated graphics and memory controllers.
I hear you. I am just saying, if you build now, your machine will be a year old by the time you get out. I am just suggesting you save your money now, then buy in 10 months or so. Then your stuff will be the latest versions, and still new. Plus the prices of drives may come down more after all the flooding in Asia.
The reason I'm choosing to build now is because once I'm out, I'll have a much tighter budget.
the antec 900 im assuming it has a filter?
I also looked into the graphics card and realized that the 560 ti's are having driver issues. Should I still go with this line? if not what would be the ATI equivalent?
Edited by iammykyl, 19 February 2012 - 03:54 AM.
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