Q9550 or i5 750 Gaming/Multimedia Build Help

Hi All,

Im looking for a new build for Gaming and Multimedia, But im not sure on which exact chip to use.

Im either looking at the Q9550 or the i5 750

Here are the 2 builds

CPU : Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
GPU : VGA (ATI) 4890 OC 1GB Gigabyte
Monitor : 23.6" WS LCD Samsung 2494HS
HDD : 3.5" SATA 1TB 32MB Seagate
Cooling : Noctua NH-U12P
RAM : DDR2 4GB
MOBO : Gigabyte EP45-UD3R
DVD : Blu-Ray Combo Pioneer
PSU : Thermaltake ToughPower 600W
Case: Antec 900 v2

or

CPU : Intel i5 750
GPU : VGA (ATI) 4890 OC 1GB Gigabyte
Monitor : 23.6" WS LCD Samsung 2494HS
HDD : 3.5" SATA 1TB 32MB Seagate
Cooling : Noctua NH-U12P
RAM : DDR3 4GB
MOBO : Gigabyte EP55-UD3R
DVD : Blu-Ray Combo Pioneer
PSU : Thermaltake ToughPower 600W
Case: Antec 900 v2

Which would be the better gaming machine, Would go the i7 but cost it pretty high, and so are the temps.

Thanks for the info in advance
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  1. I would go for the i5 because of the new socket.
  2. Sorry didnt see the above thread.

    The PC will be used for Gaming and movies.
    The cost is around $2000 AUD

    So one or the other above or close, Im leaning towards the i5
  3. i would recommend i5 system,i5 processor are way much faster and bette rthan core 2 quads,they have L3 cache,integrated memory controller and new instructions there's no doubt you should go with i5
  4. I have a Q9550 - great chip. But if I were planning to build now, I'd wait and see what the reviews and tests show and go with i5 or i7.
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