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I am looking at getting an alienware computer for gaming and i wonder if i should get AMD or Intel? it looks like the AMD model is about $200 cheaper but if it has worse performance then i will go intel, but i have also heard before that AMD processors are better for gaming..... thoughts?

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Depends upon who you are talking to when you ask which is a better performer. For mostly gaming, I would choose the AMD, but overall, the Intel is much better IMHO.

That being said, let the disagreements begin!
 

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So AMD is good for gaming, but Intel is better overall? What does intel do better that makes it a better processor overall i wonder?

Thanks for input, i am learning about this stuff
 

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AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 5200+ Processor w/ HyperTransport and Dual Core Technology

AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 6400+ Processor w/ HyperTransport and Dual Core Technology

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E4500 2.2GHz 2MB Cache 800MHz FSB

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6750 2.66GHz 4MB Cache 1333MHz FSB

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6850 3.0GHz 4MB Cache 1333MHz FSB

Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme QX6850 3.0GHz 8MB Cache 1333MHz FSB

Which one is better for gaming and is the intel one worth the extra $200?
 

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If your mostly going to use this for gaming then go with the Intel any pay the extra $200. You will love the outcome of using an Intel processor over the AMD. Find you a good video card to go with it. I recommend:

EVGA 640-P2-N821 GeForce 8800GTS 320MB PCIE X16 2DVI HDTV Video Card, Model 640-P2-N821 - Retail.
 

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I used to be an AMD faithful. I now don't really have a preference, my processor at the moment is an AMD Athlon 64 3200 @ 2.2ghz, socket 754. I am looking at getting an Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHZ or above with 2GB DDR2. Neither is 'better' it is all down to personal preference.
 

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Ya...once you get into the highend..both processors will do the same job, when combined with a good video card. You wont really see a difference in your setup until a few years from now. If you can save on the amd system..i would go for that and put what i saved on high quality ram and gfx card.
 

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I had an AMD Athlon 64 Dual Core 4600+ and the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6750 2.66GHz 4MB Cache 1333MHz FSB kicks its ***. I found a 5 fold increase in overall performance
 

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AMD for the simple reason there build quality.... The days of the Athlon XP 2600+ that ran at 1.92GHZ but could easily compete with a Pentium 4 2.8Ghz. There also alot cheaper compared to Intel's range. Or maybe I'm just a biased AMD Fan.
 

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LOL thanks for the info guys but now i am more confused that before. I mean on the one hand AMD sounds like it will be fine, but others indicate that Intel is worth the extra $200. So hmmm i will just say they both sound great.:pray:
 
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