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#Gaming pc - amd or intel #

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June 10, 2009 3:43:54 PM

Hello i am in a dilema
i need a good gaming pc and ive sorted out the specs and the price
but
should i got with amd or intel (they are both from cyberpowersystem)

amd

CASE:Antec Three Hundred Ultimate Gamer 420W Case Black
Default Case Fan
600 Watts Power Supply(im also wondering if i ned 700?)
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Quad-Core CPU
Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme CPU Cooler
ASUS M4A78-E AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX
4GB ram
500gb hard drive
ATI Radeon HD 4870 PCI-E x16 1GB DDR5 Video Card
LG 22X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER
Creative Labs SB Audigy SE
ADDITIONAL 10/100/1000 NETWORK CARD PCI
Windows VistaT Home Premium w/ Service Pack 1 (64-bit Edition)
and thats for about £810.00

Or

Intel

Case: NZXT HUSH Mid Tower 420W Black
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default Case Fan
Power Supply: 600 Watts Power Supplies CPU: (Quad-Core)Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83GHz 1333FSB 12MB L2
Cooling Fan: Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme CPU Cooler
Motherboard:Asus P5N-D nForce 750i SLI Chipset LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2 Mainboard (Please note that this MB only support up to 800Mhz memory speed.)
Memory: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)4GB (2x2GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (G.SKILL Value Select or Major Brand)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX260 896MB 16X PCI Express (Major Brand Power by NVIDIA)
Hard Drive: Single Hard Drive (500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)
Optical Drive: (Special Price) LG 22X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (Black Color)
Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
Network: ONBOARD 10/100 NETWORK CARD
OS: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium w/ Service Pack 1 (64-bit Edition)
for £835
Thanx In Advance:) 

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June 10, 2009 3:50:49 PM

which ever you prefer. I say intel. all components can stay the same the only real choice is motherboard and chip.
June 10, 2009 4:01:36 PM

AMD tend to keep the same socket round for ages so you can upgrade the chip with out ditching the whole system.

Intel is faster and cost more so you wont have to replace the system as soon. will have to change the whole thing. if you only upgrade when system specs have doubled - you'll be fine with either.

SO - get the cheapest and spend the rest on beer. I'd get the intel and buy beer anyway...

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June 10, 2009 4:34:15 PM

you should build your own am3 pc.im going to salvage my hard drive,power supply and dvd writer and buy the rest new from new egg.its only gonna cost $553 and it will blow both of those sytems away!
a b À AMD
June 11, 2009 9:45:14 AM

waxdart said:
AMD tend to keep the same socket round for ages so you can upgrade the chip with out ditching the whole system.

Unless they suddenly change their minds and kill it off overnight as they did with the 939.
June 11, 2009 10:26:00 AM

I personally would go with the AMD build simply because of the future upgradability, (you would be fine with 600w unless your going to be doing crossfire). But thats just me, you would probably see a slight performance increase with the Intel build, but only slightly and with gaming they're basically the same. I'm sure some of you have seen this but Anandtech has the new Benchmark tool that compares all processors currently on the market. Check it out.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/default.aspx?p=50&p2=88
a b À AMD
June 11, 2009 10:28:06 AM

The intel quad will get spanked in games by the amd
http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/phenom2_955/8.h...
but then the Phenom will spank a ci7 in that kind of gfx configuration .

The intel socket 775 is being phased out . Its already finished if you think about it

Not sure why theres a psu listed with the antec case + another psu

personally wouldnt bother with a sound card for gaming . Onboard sound is great these days and if its good enough on the intel set up its good enough on the AMD .
Spend the money you save on a 4890
June 11, 2009 12:08:35 PM

the only way i see of getting the AMD system is if you are on a low budget. but if you can afford it Intel is the way to go
June 11, 2009 12:54:45 PM

Get whichever one your friends will whine less about. The difference in performance for games is GPU driven anyways, and not having to listen to half educated opinions/rants/bleating spares you some headaches.
June 11, 2009 2:07:09 PM

they are both really good set ups. I would go with the AM3 simply because it is a newer socket and will last longer,you get a better upgrade path than you would ever get with the lga775 at this point and for the money the AM3 is better as well so you can save a little and maybe even get a better gpu or something
June 11, 2009 3:10:35 PM

Thanx alot for all your help
i think im going 2 go for the amd cause its cheaper and im just going to use it for gaming :) 
!