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Not sure to use Intel or AMD

Bolanos's Avatar

07.15.2012 , 01:54 PM | #1
Thinking about building a new PC and went shopping around which was probably a mistake because it opened up alot of questions for me. I haven't built a PC in a while but still remember the basics, the rest is in the manuals. I have always built Intel based PC's, never AMD. However, this last search I found that AMD is very afordable and it looks like they might be a better buy for the buck, however, I don't know how they will work performance wise with games and everyday tasks. I was looking at the 8 core A79-8150 which is suppose to be a 3.6 speed for 200 bucks. When I look at intel, a 6 core at also 3.6 is almost 700 bucks. I know that Intel has the name but if we where to compare cpu's, which one is better for gaming? which one is better for every day processess?

On similar grounds, I normally buy intel mother boards and was that many people where purchasing the asus sabertooth 990 FX to with that chipset. The last time I had an asus board I almost threw the computer out the window. Has asus gotten better?

Thanks in advance for any input you guys can give me.

Ellvaan's Avatar

07.16.2012 , 01:59 AM | #2
Greetings Bolanos!

We have a few threads that are dedicated in assisting you with any technical questions you have in regards to specs and help in order to run Star Wars™: The Old Republic™. You can find these links and more in our New Players Fleet Pass: A Directory of Resources

As a reminder, our Minimum System Requirements found in our FAQ are as followed:

What are the system requirements for the game?

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ or better
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz or better
Operating System:
Windows XP Service Pack 3 or later

Windows XP: 1.5GB RAM
Windows Vista and Windows 7: 2GB RAM
Note: PCs using a built-in graphical chipset are recommended to have 2GB of RAM.

Star Wars: The Old Republic requires a video card that has a minimum of 256MB of on-board RAM as well as support for Shader 3.0 or better. Examples include:

ATI X1800 or better
nVidia 7800 or better
Intel 4100 Integrated Graphics or better
DVD-ROM drive – 8x speed or better (required for installation from physical editions only) Internet connection required to play.
We are going to go ahead and close this thread but ask that you please continue your discussion in one of the following:
If you are looking to increase your performance, we have the following guides that may assist you:
We hope this helps!