Originally Posted by bigo93
I dont know about AMDs now, but used to be that they ran pretty hot as they were overclocked, meaning you couldnt overclock them much at home. This was quite a few years ago, saw a video showing an amd and an intel cpu running without their heatsink, the intel ran ok, the amd exploded in a couple of seconds.
But you do know that a very decent system will cost you £2000 minimum! (here in the UK)
You probably are talking about the famous pentium 3 x athlon xp video on tomshardware. Things have changed a lot from that time . Currently both AMD and NVIDIA are cooler and stable, depends on the series. For example, my old 9800GTX reached 75 ° C (and died after 6 months), then I switched to a HD5770 which is still running at 35 º, with a better performance than 9800GTX.