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Intel vs AMD: Two lists are made and I need some opinions

By narlina
Aug 13, 2009
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  1. i'm building a new desktop, will basically use it for programming, movie and music editing, and gaming as well. i need your help about the choices that i made.

    and which one should i choose between those two?

    im living in malaysia. my budget is under myr3000, but i prefer the whole system to be below 2500.. any help?

    p/s: the last 3 digits are the price in malaysian ringgit
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,367   +125

    So are you choosing out of those two, or building your own?

    If those two are the same price, and you do a good amount of video editing, I vote for the intel Q8400.
  3. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,895   +88

    x2 550 over the Q8400?

    Hi narlina and HK too :)
    hey check this out, this really surprised me. pay close attention to the video/movie editing and the like benchmarks X2 550 vs Q8400

    http://www.techreport.com/articles.x/17023

    who'd a thunk?
  4. narlina

    narlina TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    erm, i do some video editing, but not as much as music editing and gaming. i also do lots of multi tasking.

    and i always leave my computer ON for long periods of time for downloads.
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    Get the AMD then. The Intel will run hotter and consume more power, and you will not be utilizing the extra cores on it either. Also, it's cache-starved, so the X2 550 will perform better overall in most games IMO.
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