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    Question Input Please

    Hey, I am building my first system and was wondering if some of you guys could give me some advice. I need to chose the motherboard and CPU pair that i want but i cant decide between
    1) EVGA nForce 790i Ultra SLI motherboard and an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 Processor 2.66GHz Processor

    OR

    2) Asus M3N-HT Deluxe/Mempipe motherboard and an AMD Phenom X4 9850 Quad Core Processor.

    I am wanting to overclock the system and do alot of gaming and media stuff with it, so if none of these choices will do that please tell me. But if they would if some of yall can give some input that would be great.

    Thanks, Will

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    Re: Input Please

    i would go with the Core 2 setup

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    Re: Input Please

    I vote for
    2) Asus M3N-HT Deluxe/Mempipe motherboard and an AMD Phenom X4 9850 Quad Core Processor.

    The SLI setup on the intel isn't that great - it's hot and probably costs more. I like the AMD solution for SLI.
    Intel E6750 C2D
    400x8 (3.2GHz) 32C idle/58C Load @ stock 1.31V/HSF | Gigabyte DS3R Rev 1 bios F13 | OCZ XTC Rev 2 @4-4-4-15 | Antec Sonata 3 500W | Palit 8800GT driver v.169.21 | WD 500GB | 22" 226BW | Logitech x-540 5.1

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    Re: Input Please

    The Intel system will overclock higher, but the SLI setup on the AMD board is much better, You must choose which is more important to u. If you ahve good cooling (TRUE 120) the AMD setup is a good choice. You should be able to hit 2.9GHz+ and amazing SLI. One other point which I should mention is that if your media stuff includes multi-threading, then the Intel, when overclocked, should significantly outperform the AMD setup.

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