New Gaming PC Builds (intel vs amd)~ $1000-1300

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (2 weeks)

BUDGET RANGE: (US $1000-1300)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: GAMING, anime, web surfing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: N/A

PARTS PREFERENCES: Explained in additional comments.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes, but only as needed for gaming.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Extremely probable in the future (6 months or so)

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 22' 1680 x 1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I have two builds here, one intel and one amd... I know the generic response go intel/ddr3 if you have the money, but what I am more interested in is.... if I do go with the intel/ddr3 build about how much longer (1 month, 6 months, 1 yr?) will it be considered a "top end" computer as compared to the amd/ddr2, in respects to gaming. Basically I am just trying to optimize my buying power and get the most bang for my buck as well as making sure my purchase does not become obsolete too fast.

~~~~BUILD 1 AMD/DDR2~~~~ *Parts/prices via newegg.com
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CASE AND POWER SUPPLY- 219.98 for both
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Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Rosewill RBR750-M 750W, ATX12V v2.3/EPS12V, SLI Ready, Active-PFC, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Power Supply, UL,CUL,FCC,CB,TUV,ROHS - Retail

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MONITOR- 159.99
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Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail

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CD/DVD DRIVE- 29.99
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Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM

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MOTHER BOARD- 169.99
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GIGABYTE GA-MA790FX-UD5P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

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CPU- 189.99
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AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor Model HDZ940XCGIBOX - Retail


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GPU- 229.99
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SAPPHIRE 100269SR Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

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RAM- 54.99
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G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Retail
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HARD DRIVE- 74.99
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Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM 74.99

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KEYBOARD- 58.99
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Logitech Silver & Black Gaming Keyboard - Retail

AMD/DDR2 Total ~ $1160


~~~~INTEL/DDR3 BUILD~~~~
All components the same as above except....

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MOTHER BOARD- 229.99
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DFI LANPARTY JR X58-T3H6 LGA 1366 Intel X58 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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CPU- 279.99
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Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail

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RAM- 64.99
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G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK - Retail

Intel/ddr3 Total ~ $1319

Thanks for all your input!

*PS Is there any big difference between the antec nine hundred and the antec nine hundred two? Also, will my selected powersupply be sufficent for this system with 2x 4890s Crossfire?
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  1. change the PSU to a good make like PCP&C, antec or corsair.

    and the i7 mobo to a P6T vanilla or SE.
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