svetlinb

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Hello,
I want to buy a new PC and my question is quite trivial. AMD or INTEL?
Until 5-6 years ago would not think I would have bet on INTEL.
 

svetlinb

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Computer will be used mainly for web design, but sometimes for games, the budget is about $ 400. Talking about buying a motherboard, processor power and memory. I have other components.
 

loneninja

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If money is no option and your looking for a top performance machine, than Intel does have more powerful processors than AMD in the high end, however we need to know budget/planned usage before we can recommend as they trade blows in most price segments.
 

yyk71200

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At the low end and medium range AMD is very competitive to Intel. Sometimes AMD even surpasses Intel in price performance. For instance, AMD has quad core Athlons for about $100. They even surpass slightly more expensive i3s in heavily threaded applications because i3 is a dual core although with hyperthreading. At high end i7s have no competition though. Either way is fine if you don't want an expensive machine.
 

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AMD Athlon II X2 250 3.0Ghz 2MB 65W AM3 45nm
D499K-W 4GB Kit (2X2GB) DDR2 800 Memory
Asus M4N78 Pro GF8300 AM3/AM2+/AM2 DDR2 ATX HDMI/DVI/VGA
Seagate ST3500418AS 500GB SATA2 7200.12 16MB 7200RPM
eVGA Geforce 9800GT 512MB DDR3 PCI-E2.0 HDCP HDTV 512-N973T
Cooler Master RC-590-KKN1-GP 590 Case Black w/o PS
Cooler Master RS-500-AMBA-D3 Silent Pro Modular 500W

This one
 

Pro Llama

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I would go with an AM3 board with ddr3, it may cost a little more but it is worth it in the long run. As for the computer that you listed I thought you were building your own; are you using this as a template or looking to buy this exact computer? I’m sure you can build a pc in the same price range that will well out perform the computer you listed.