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December 9, 2009 1:36:56 AM

Hey guys, I'm looking forward to get a new pc as my old dimension 8400 is getting too out of date, plus I figured it's a good time as they come with windows 7 as well.

Basically I've nailed it down to 2 pcs.

One from dell

Inspiron 545
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor E8500 (6MB L2, 3.16GHz, 1333FSB) or Intel® Core™ 2 Quad, Q9300, 2.50GHz, 6MB
6 gig ddr2 800mhz 4 dimms
320GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™
ATI Radeon HD 4350 512MB [Included in Price]
Power supply Unit 300W

What I don't like about this system is the PSU of 300W. This means if I wanna try newer games I'll require better graphic card (thinking about getting an ati 5xxx) which ultimately leads to requiring a higher PSU 500W+

The 2nd one, cyberpowerpc @ newegg
Intel Core i5 750(2.66GHz)
4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333
500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 7200RPM HDD
NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT 1GB PCI Express Video Card
PSU 700W

What I like about this system is that it's cheaper than the Dell, it has a PSU of 700W, meaning I can easily get a better graphic card w/out worrying about system requirements.

So my question is about the processor. I'm not familiar with i5-750 (2.66ghz), the clock is lower than the dell e8500 (3.16ghz). Which would I be better off with for gaming, a duo core, quad core or i5-750?

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December 9, 2009 1:49:29 AM

First, I recommend building your own.

Second the CyberpowerPC one is FAR faster. The i5 750 is FAR FAR FAR faster than the E8500, the memory is better, the hard drive is better, the graphics card is better, and the PSU is better.

But seriously, build your own.

Example:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Same price and far faster.
December 9, 2009 1:55:39 AM

I am liking the 2nd setup A LOT more than the first. Better cpu, HDD, RAM.

The Dell brand name adds price to their PC's, so it looks.

But yeah, for gaming, I would for sure go with the 2nd option. The GPU isn't as bad as it looks- my old rig had a 7900 and could still play new games decently (Though I just replaced it with a gtx 260 about 3 weeks ago) That 700W PSU is perfect for a good new graphics card.

Also, as far I know, the i5 will outperform the e8500 and q9300.

Great setup for 2nd option, overpriced 1st option.
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December 9, 2009 2:04:28 AM

Thanks guys, I'll build my own pc in the following days and then post it on the forum so you can compare on my build with the cyberpowerpc one. It'll be the first time I'll build a cpu. This means I'll have to assemble the pc myself.

If I understand right that means i'll have to:
connect the d: drive to PSU and motherboard
connect hard drive to PSU and slot it in pc case
connect mem rams to mboard
connect video card
connect sound card
connect network card
screw in mboard on pc case

What else do I have to manually do?
December 9, 2009 3:14:26 AM

woozyM said:
Thanks guys, I'll build my own pc in the following days and then post it on the forum so you can compare on my build with the cyberpowerpc one. It'll be the first time I'll build a cpu. This means I'll have to assemble the pc myself.

If I understand right that means i'll have to:
connect the d: drive to PSU and motherboard
connect hard drive to PSU and slot it in pc case
connect mem rams to mboard
connect video card
connect sound card
connect network card
screw in mboard on pc case

What else do I have to manually do?


Haha don't sweat it. The motherboard manual will usually have all the reading you need to plug up your PC. It's very simple; many of my friends, who I convince to build a pc instead of buy one, and who know nothing about computers other than playing games, can hook them up no problem, and once you get the hang of it it's pretty fun :D . Good luck with your build!
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December 9, 2009 2:01:07 PM

the i5 is a new range of cpu from intel even clocked lower it will beat bout any core 2 duo and run just behind a core 2 quad 9770
December 10, 2009 11:54:19 AM

go for the second option ,i5 is the best deal foir gaming
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