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  1.    25 Apr 2016 #61
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    I'm also looking forward to replacing 2 Custom computer in the next 6 to 12 months. Right now they are running Win10 having upgraded one from Win7 and the other from Win8.1. Both use Gigabyte motherboard, AMD AM3 CPUs with Add-in ATI Sapphire Radeon video cards. One has 8GB RAM and the other 6GB. I am not a gamer and these setups are not the fastest "speed demons" available, both over 3.GHz speed, but quite stable in daily operation. One is 6 years old and the other is 5 years.
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  2.    25 Apr 2016 #62
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    OK I'll consider AMD then. What do you recommend in terms of CPU and GPU?

    Again, I'm looking for very good, "future proof" chips but also budget conscious.
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  3.    25 Apr 2016 #63
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    Unfortunately, in the field of technology there is no sure way to "future proof" computers, one just has to purchase according to need and cost then add programs they need. My first computer in '92 was an AMD 80386 40MHz and I recently came into possession of a computer with the same CPU but overall a year newer, still works running MS-DOS 6.22 and Windows for Work Groups 3.11.
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  4.    25 Apr 2016 #64
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    Unfortunately, in the field of technology there is no sure way to "future proof" computers, one just has to purchase according to need and cost then add programs they need. My first computer in '92 was an AMD 80386 40MHz and I recently came into possession of a computer with the same CPU but overall a year newer, still works running MS-DOS 6.22 and Windows for Work Groups 3.11.
    You obviously missed my point in the quotes.. "future proof" meaning a few years rather than infinity. Can't believe you missed that.
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  5.    26 Apr 2016 #65

    Quote Originally Posted by ruzzi View Post
    I've talked to a few people who told me their bad experiences with AMD chips. They urged me to buy them.
    Hi there

    I thought AMD stood for A(lways) M(any) D(efects)

    I've usually had problems with AMD CPU's --IMO always worth it paying a bit more for INTEL.

    I notice nobody even mentioned the XEON E3 which is a stellar performer if you can find one -- better than the equivalent i5's which are usually consumer grade --the XEON has robust enterprise strength and 4 decent cores -- Hyperthreading too for decent throughput. Also supports ECC if that's a requirement too.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6.    26 Apr 2016 #66

    Nothing wrong with AMD - just needs a good PSU and perhaps additional cooling. Good especially for OC'ing.
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  7.    26 Apr 2016 #67
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    I notice nobody even mentioned the XEON E3 which is a stellar performer if you can find one -- better than the equivalent i5's which are usually consumer grade --the XEON has robust enterprise strength and 4 decent cores -- Hyperthreading too for decent throughput. Also supports ECC if that's a requirement too.
    For gaming I don't think ECC is really a requirement. Or cores. Or XEON. At all.

    Not being funny but you wouldn't drive this down the shops if you wanted a takeout because it was more hardcore than a Toyota Camry (or whatever it is). It would just be silly (although cool perhaps). I could go on about PCI lanes for GPU but that would spoil the picture...

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    It might be "enterprise strength" but not really ideal for the job at hand I'd suggest my friend
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  8.    26 Apr 2016 #68
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    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    For gaming I don't think ECC is really a requirement. Or cores. Or XEON. At all.

    Not being funny but you wouldn't drive this down the shops if you wanted a takeout because it was more hardcore than a Toyota Camry (or whatever it is). It would just be silly (although cool perhaps). I could go on about PCI lanes for GPU but that would spoil the picture...

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    It might be "enterprise strength" but not really ideal for the job at hand I'd suggest my friend
    But you could park that Cat anywhere you want to !
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  9.    26 Apr 2016 #69
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruzzi View Post
    OK I'll consider AMD then. What do you recommend in terms of CPU and GPU?

    Again, I'm looking for very good, "future proof" chips but also budget conscious.
    Right now I like the A10-7890K. It's a nice powerful processor that will get the job done for a few years, two or three. I would still toss on a third party cooler. Nothing like having a bit of extra cooling since the AMD runs a bit hotter.

    And I would get an ASUS motherboard.
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  10.    26 Apr 2016 #70
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    I thought AMD stood for A(lways) M(any) D(efects)

    I've usually had problems with AMD CPU's --IMO always worth it paying a bit more for INTEL.
    That does it. I'm definitely buying Intel. I thought I would give AMD a shot. But after reading this, coupled with horror stories from computer shop managers, it confirms my fears about AMD.

    I'm gonna buy Intel. That's it!
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