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March 14, 2013 6:13:59 AM

Hi everyone, My COMPUTER just got knocked over by my dog. I need another one very quickly. I have 2 older game pc's to choose from. Help me out here which one is a better deal? Ps: I have a GEFORCE gtx 560 ti video card that must be compatiable with one of these rigs.


1.Chasis
Cooler Master Stacker 810 Full-Tower ATX Case with 850-Watt Power Supply

2.Motherboard
MSI P7N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

3.Processor
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor BX80562Q6600

4.Ram
Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
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5.Optical Drive
LG Black 20X DVD+R DVD Burner with LightScribe Performance

6.Network Controller
EnGenius EPI-3601S 802.11g Ultra Long Range Wireless PCI Adapter

7.Operating System
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

The Second Rig: Upgraded power supply 600 W

1.http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2394490,00.asp

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March 14, 2013 6:19:41 AM

The Gateway would be better IMO.

I just reread the specs on the Gateway and it's definitely better.

The other one isn't bad, but the Gateway is better.
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March 14, 2013 6:28:17 AM

cliffro said:
The Gateway would be better IMO.

I just reread the specs on the Gateway and it's definitely better.

The other one isn't bad, but the Gateway is better.


Whats makes you lean towards the Gateway?
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March 14, 2013 6:56:37 AM

the Core i5 Processor(vs a Q6600), 8 gigs of ram.

These are kinda generic numbers, but it should give you a good idea http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/613/Intel_Core_2_Quad_...

The only cons against the Gateway are the case/cooling and the i5 2320 is not an overclocker by design. But with Turbo, it should be fine for a while for gaming.

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March 14, 2013 7:03:50 AM

cliffro said:
the Core i5 Processor(vs a Q6600), 8 gigs of ram.

These are kinda generic numbers, but it should give you a good idea http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/613/Intel_Core_2_Quad_...

The only cons against the Gateway are the case/cooling and the i5 2320 is not an overclocker by design. But with Turbo, it should be fine for a while for gaming.


Thank,
Wow those are significant differences. I should be able to eventually change out the chasis, correct?
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March 14, 2013 7:34:51 AM

Newguy2010 said:
cliffro said:
the Core i5 Processor(vs a Q6600), 8 gigs of ram.

These are kinda generic numbers, but it should give you a good idea http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/613/Intel_Core_2_Quad_...

The only cons against the Gateway are the case/cooling and the i5 2320 is not an overclocker by design. But with Turbo, it should be fine for a while for gaming.


Thank,
Wow those are significant differences. I should be able to eventually change out the chasis, correct?


Yes if you want to take the motherboard from the Gateway case and put it in a new case you do have that
option available.

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March 14, 2013 7:48:37 AM

Where are the Graphics cards for those comps?
I only see a Intel HD 2000 on the gateway and none at the 1st rig. So ingeneral, none are good for gaming.

Edit: Oh at start you metion the 560 Ti thats axctually my system Q6600, 4gb ram and 560 Ti.

I agree, the I5 will beat the Q6600 out of the water.

I have a laptop i5 with a 570M and the laptop runs starcraft 2 smooth, while the desktop drops under 20 fps after a while in team games.

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March 14, 2013 7:51:27 AM

redstar4u said:
Newguy2010 said:
cliffro said:
the Core i5 Processor(vs a Q6600), 8 gigs of ram.

These are kinda generic numbers, but it should give you a good idea http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/613/Intel_Core_2_Quad_...

The only cons against the Gateway are the case/cooling and the i5 2320 is not an overclocker by design. But with Turbo, it should be fine for a while for gaming.


Thank,
Wow those are significant differences. I should be able to eventually change out the chasis, correct?


Yes if you want to take the motherboard from the Gateway case and put it in a new case you do have that
option available.



Cool, I wasn't sure because its a manufacture build... I was kind leaning towards the gateway too, I was concermed because it wasnt a custom build. I was worried about being able to upgrade hardware over time... Im not an advanced computrer whiz by any means. I figured I'd get some advice from you guys..Thanks alot!

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March 14, 2013 8:16:01 PM

You're welcome. to aid in cooling in the gateway case until you upgrade/replace it, you might be able to mount a slim fan to the side, though you may have to use zip ties or nuts and bolts(versus standard fan screws)
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