AMD A8-3870K or Intel Core-i5 Ivy Bridge?

Started Nov 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
brn Veteran Member • Posts: 3,000
Re: AMD A8-3870K or Intel Core-i5 Ivy Bridge?

kelpdiver wrote:

Electric cars have incredibly high mileage - typically well over 100 miles per (US) gallon.

That's flawed from the beginning.  Electric cars don't use gas, unless you charge them from a gasoline powered generator.

It's no different with the cpu. That engine does nothing by itself. The only time a bang for buck decision

The problem with the whole system argument is that you can nickle and dime yourself to death.  For just $100 more, you could have a faster CPU, more memory, SSD, better video, cool case.  Before you know it, you've doubled the price of the build.  Someone building a budget system absolutely has to pay attention to every $100.

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