Invizibleyez, on 25 April 2012 - 02:22, said:
You didn't even mention that for a similar quality motherboard, an intel capable mobo cost ALOT more than the AMD capable mobo.
amd looks after their cpu users alot better with thier sockets,chipsets and such i think, looking today at ebuyer i found a nvididia nforce 5 chipset mobo for socket am3+ cpu's, nforce 5 is ancient, yet for intel youre forced at every new cpu to upgrade to a new chipset and new mobo, sometimes even a new memory type (anyone remember rambus) , i personally stuck with amd because i though i was getting the best bang/buck all round option, i could upgrade at a slower pace while still getting a solid fast performing pc. from the first phenom with 7 series chipset and ddr2, then i put a phenom II in with the previous hardware then i jumped to 8 series mobo later and ddr3 with the phenom II, and now ive got a bulldozer in place of my phenom, so ive had 3 cpus and 2 sets of mem and 2 mobos in the time intel has had about a half dozen diffent sockets, to many chipsets to metion, ddr2 + 3, dual, triple a quad channel ram and a revision of each processor as well plus they cost a hefty lot more then a amd equivelent system to boot.
intel knows how to bleed you for cash if you like to keep on the cuttin edge or even just slighty behind it, amd does a hell of a job just trying to keep up.