While I loved AMD's Athlon and held it above all others, that glorious two years passed. Unfortunately AMD is maybe 5% as large as Intel. This underdog status is unfair and unfortunate but inescapable in researching the future of GPU's/CPU's. Some folks insist on i7's but i5's are good enough for me. Maybe I was inept, but my Lenovo desktop, though it ran silently and very well would just not accept my attempts at installing Mint. It was time for a new box, I found out why saving mebbe a hundred bucks by buying a brand name machine could bite you if it had to be replaced with a standard architecture machine. Glorious fan noise is back! Yet slow turning 120's are far quieter than my last home built monster. Those screaming 80mm's (and plenty of them) added up to 70db measured at the back of that box. The new one is I'm guessing 22 db. I don't hear them most of the time. It would be beyond wonderful if AMD could steal a march on Intel again. I'll buy one if that happens!