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Upgrade? Amd > Intel

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ja3h, 23 May 2006.

  1. ja3h


    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

    Posts: 999

    Location: London

    Hey all,

    I've been considering selling my current amd setup to get a dual core intel one. I plan to get a cheapish motherboard and the 2.66ghz cpu and some mushkin ddr2 ram. Then when conroe comes out (maybe) i can just sell off the cpu and motherboard and update it accordingly. I'll be getting a cooler for it too, is the conroe going to be 775?

    I'm currently running..
    Amd opteron 144 @ 2.5ghz
    Abit an8 ultra
    2 x 1gb samsung ram (240mhz 2.5-3-3-7)
    Akasa evo 33 cooler

    and getting...
    Intel Pentium 4 805 Dual Core
    Gigabyte 8I945P-G
    2GB MUSHKIN PC2-5300 DDR2 667 Memory RAM
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro

    After selling my amd kit i'd probably have to put £20-40 towards going to intel.

    I also just want to try something new!

    Do you think i should bother? Or just leave it as it is till conroe and am2 come out?

  2. semi-pro waster

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 25,829

    Location: Glasgow

    I personally wouldn't bother, you still have a very good PC there and I doubt you'd see anything much in the way of benefits by making the change. However if you do I'd suggest getting the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler as the Freezer 64 won't fit :)
  3. BigDom

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Nov 2002

    Posts: 1,852

    Location: Birmingham

    I agree with semi, not a worthwhile upgrade. If you DO want to upgrade to dual core just drop one in your current rig. The 805 isn't a bad CPU but it only really matches unoverclocked 2-2.2 Ghz AMD Dualcores. Once you start clocking or going for the faster ones ( like the 4400+ ) the AMD's are quicker.
  4. ja3h


    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

    Posts: 999

    Location: London

    ah ok, thanks guys.

    I think i'll leave it for a while then :)