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January 15, 2010 2:43:25 PM

am torn between these two, which should I go with and why?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Thank you in advance.

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January 15, 2010 6:25:36 PM

The cyberpower with the 5770 is going to game around 50% faster than the one with the GTS 250. It also DX11 and the GT250 is only DX10.1.
January 15, 2010 7:13:27 PM

That's true, but the cyberpower one also uses DDR2. I'd recommend building one yourself. I assume you have a $900 budget. That could get you:

CPU: i5-750 $200
Mobo: Asus P7P55D-E Pro $190
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $115
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500 GB $55
Case/PSU: Newegg combo: HAF 922 and OCZ StealthXStream 700W $130 after rebate
Optical: Cheapest SATA DVD burner $21
GPU: HD 5770 $155

Total: $866. About the same price as those builds, but with none of the flaws.
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January 15, 2010 7:53:29 PM

Also need the operating system which would break into my budget.
January 16, 2010 1:44:18 PM

If you're a student (or know one), you can get Windows 7 for $30. If that's not an option:

CPU: Phenom II X4 955 BE
Mobo: Asus M4A79XTD EVO

Usually in a combo for about $250 after rebates.

Makes the total $826, including Windows.