Which computer to use?


Which rig is better?

  1. Intel i7-920

  2. AMD FX-4300

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By DjKraid
Aug 15, 2014
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  1. I recently got a broken computer as payment for a data recovery project...however as it turns out the computer isn't entirely broken, it actually works fine, all I had to do was reset the bios and remove the GPU. There's only one part that was broken and that was the GPU, reason for that was overheating since the Clud3D sticker on top of the GPU wasn't in place to it has been blocking the fan from spinning as it should. Anyhow, now I have ended up with a dilemma, what computer should I use?
    The specs below is what I can put together with parts that I got and with the parts that I currently use and note that the only "real" difference is the CPU.

    Additional Question:
    - Is it possible to use both Corsair tri-channle (TR3XG1600C9) RAM at the same time as my current Kingston RAM which isn't tri-channel?
    - How much can the i7 be overcloed?
  2. Spykezxp

    Spykezxp TS Addict Posts: 289   +73

  3. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 536   +21

    Stock cooler is somewhat broken, or the bearing for the fan has seen its spins... However I have at my disposal a not so good cooler with dual fans -> Antec 620 H2O ...personally I don't like the cooler that much, it doesn't do the trick for me so when I can afford I'll go back to Noctua air coolers :)
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Not really sure what the question is but the 920 is a way more powerful CPU.
  5. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    That i7 is awesome, it can still hold up against the latest CPU's (in gaming). I run mine at 3.4GHz I believe, and I've gotten it to 3.8 easily. A decent air cooler is required though.

    I don't see a need to upgrade my PC until I want to jump on the 14nm and DDR4 bandwagon.
  6. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 536   +21

    I7 it is...even tho I have lost the socket set for the Antec cooler so I can't get the cooler to fit to the i7 I'm running the i7 now at 3GHz with the stock cooler and so far it seems to be running pretty well. However, the AMD rig booted much faster for some reason...odd...
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Windows shouldn't boot any faster on either.
    It probably has to do with bios/UEFI/quickboot/boot priority/flashgate settings.
  8. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 536   +21

    That might be, even tho it's been a while since I last used last Intel rig was back in the days when Socket 478 was on the top...had an Intel Celeron something...2.4GHz... The bios on this mobo is slightly different than the ones I'm used to...
  9. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    The BIOS on the i7 mobo is slow man. Takes forever to start loading Windows.

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