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June 28, 2008 1:00:21 PM

I am thinking on buying one of these two computers. Witch one is the best for its price?

1#

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.00 6MB FSB1333 Box
Corsair DDR3 PC3-1333 2GB CL9 kit XMS3 x 2 (4GB)
Club 3D Radeon PCI-E HD4870 512MB DDR5 2x DVI
TRENDnet TEG-PCITXR Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000
Samsung SH-S203D/BEBE bulk black SATA
Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit
LC-Power Silent Giant Green V2.2 550Watt 14cm

Price: 1683.77$

or

2#

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.00 6MB FSB1333 Box
2048 MB DDR II SDRAM PC2-6400 x 2 (4GB)
1024MB GeF 9800GX2 TV-Out PCI-E/DVI
10/100/1000 Mbit
20x DVD Brænder +/- Dual Layer SATA
800W Low Noise Plazir PSU
no vista

Price: 1425.31$

I know that the 9800GX2 is better then the HD4870, but i also know that there is not so mush future in the 9800GX2 with GDDR 3 ram.

Thanks for the help

Sry for the bad english and its not "Help me make choose my next computer" its "Help me choose my next computer" (I think) :p 



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June 28, 2008 1:08:42 PM

Yes, the 9800gx2 perform far better. As for future of ddr3, it doesn't matter for the end user. Only concern yourself with bottomline performance.

For those prices, both rigs are lousy. They probably use crap motherboards that doesn't allow oc too. What is an e8400 without oc? They always skim on parts that they don't think typical buyers will notice, like motherboard... :sarcastic: 

Build one yourself, you'll save money and get quality components.
June 28, 2008 2:25:22 PM

dagger said:
Yes, the 9800gx2 perform far better. As for future of ddr3, it doesn't matter for the end user. Only concern yourself with bottomline performance.

For those prices, both rigs are lousy. They probably use crap motherboards that doesn't allow oc too. What is an e8400 without oc? They always skim on parts that they don't think typical buyers will notice, like motherboard... :sarcastic: 

Build one yourself, you'll save money and get quality components.


Ok thanks for the answer dagger. Maybe i will build one myself. And the motherboards are these two:

1#

AsRock 4Core1600Twins-P35 LGA775 DDR2/3 Combo

and

2#

Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L FSB1333 S-775

Thanks again.
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June 28, 2008 3:07:39 PM

I'd say to wait a while.

Big price drops are around the corner for the graphics cards.. and im not sure how soon intel release their new desktop chip, but I'm waiting at least till then..

Then you'll have money left over to buy games too :) 


in any case I don't get it.. no vista64? you do need an OS you know. and one capable of using 4gigs or ram. and so on.
the whole second setup seems a bit of a joke.
June 28, 2008 3:23:07 PM

Ok.... i know that i need vista 64, but there is not a vista in the price. What is wrong with the other stuff? I am just looking for a good gamer computer.
June 28, 2008 4:51:00 PM

Check out my setup in the more information link under my name. I just built it and it ran a little shy over $1500. It has far better components (except the Crucial RAM :pfff:  ) than the #1 you posted and it costs less. If you can build yourself I would suggest doing so. For the same price you can get components that are a lot better quality and your system will perform top notch as well. If you look at Dagger's mobo, it is the same mobo as mine but a less expensive version, they perform exactly the same though.....point is....you can save a lot of money and get better parts if you build or you can spend the same amount of money and get a bad @55 rig.

If you have any Qs about building you can find a lot of info/help on these boards.
June 28, 2008 6:26:20 PM

printz_asger said:
Ok thanks for the answer dagger. Maybe i will build one myself. And the motherboards are these two:

1#

AsRock 4Core1600Twins-P35 LGA775 DDR2/3 Combo

and

2#

Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L FSB1333 S-775

Thanks again.

The first p35 motherboard is better. Although the bios for that model oc badly, a waste of an old, but still capable p35 chipset.

The second g31 microatx motherboard is bad. No serious builder will use it, unless the machine is for someone else.
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