I am planning on upgrading my pc with a budget of about £300. (I will be using my 8800GTS)
Now, the uses of this system will be for competitive gaming, I'm not talking Crysis material, but I want to be able to keep a steady FPS rate on games such as WarRock, COD4, CSS, and hopefully future games.
Now, the main problem for me is the processor. Since it isn't the Black Edition 9950, I really don't know how it will perform, I know the Q6600 is a solid processor, but I just can't decide, this is the Q6600 system that is screwing with my mind: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=26...
On the overclocking side of things, I would only push either one to 3.0Ghz.
I currently use a Pentium 4 that runs at 3.2Ghz, with 2GB of dodgy RAM, and it's just basically falling apart day by day, the frame rates are never stable, and it's not helping my game!
LOL. That ebay post is really a trying too hard. 10ghz! 9950BE. When a seller tries to pass off a Phenom X4 9950 as a 10ghz processor. Stay away. If he is trying to scam folks who think it is a 10ghz processor, what other scam is he trying to nail you for.
Both system won't cut it for the games you are thinking about. Unless you add a discrete graphics card for the AMD system and upgrade the graphics card on the Intel system. Overclocking both system to 3ghz will also help performance.
HD4770, HD4850 or GTS250 would be the minimal GPUs I'd consider.