May switch over to Intel
Been thinking about trying for some more FSX speed. Right now my 3.4Ghz AMD system is doing pretty good but I want some more eye candy and FPS. I've never owned/built an Intel system in the 30 years I've been building my own systems. Mostly due to the high cost of Intel systems but also because I've never had problem one with Nexgen/AMD builds.
Reading about the ease with which you guys are hitting 4+ Ghz with the E8500 coupled with the fact that it costs less than the AMD 965 has me thinking hmmm... maybe.
All I really need is CPU, motheroard, and CPU cooler. Cost is as always a factor. With this in mind I'm off to scour reviews of motherboards to find the right one. Input would be appreciated. Don't need a bunch of bells and whistles as this machine is used only for FSX (and maybe a little CounterStrike here and there).
Thanks in advanced.
I'll probably have to send a "Dear John" letter to AMD. I hate messy break-ups...
Edit: Almost forgot. It has to be a DDR2 board.
Last edited by jdoon5261; 01-09-2010 at 11:32 AM.
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