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It's christmas all over again boysS!!!

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March 26, 2010 6:50:51 PM

I'm building a pc. I cant choose between these pcs.

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
ASUS M4A79T Deluxe Motherboard
OCZ PC12800 Obsidian 4GB Dual Channel Memory Kit
ST31000528AS Barracuda 7200.12 Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200 rpm, 32MB, SATA-
Cooler Master Storm Scout
OCZ StealthXStream 700-Watt
Lite-On IHOS104 Blu Ray ROM
XFX Radeon HD 5850 Black Edition

ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Motherboard
Incel Core i7 930 Processor
OCZ Tri Channel Low-Voltage Memory 1333mhz, 6gb
Seagate Barracuda 1 TB
Coolermaster Scout
OCZ Stealthxstream 700 watt.
Ati Radeon HD 5770 Video Card - 1gb DDR5, PCI -Express 2.0, Crossfire Ready.

They both are around the same price....its just that the amd is cheaper, so in return, i get a 5850 video card, and a few extra features like bluray.

The i7 computer has only a 5770, but room to add 2 more in about 8-12 weeks. I think this computer is future proof.

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March 26, 2010 6:52:43 PM

I game, like to have open 100 web browser while listening to music.

Basically...if i get the amd processor, will it do everything i expect the i7 to do?
Also, the performance increase of the 5850 over the 5770 should be pretty satisfying!
Is this a good trade off? getting a 5850 over a 57770 but dropping the cpu down?
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March 26, 2010 7:08:36 PM

Since your primary interest is gaming, I'd go with the AMD setup with the better video card since that is the limiting factor. However, if you live near a Microcenter, they have the i7 930 for under $200 and the older 920 for under $180. You didn't include any component prices so I dunno if you were aware of this.
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March 26, 2010 7:47:41 PM

^+1, go with the AMD for gaming. I recommend overclocking the CPU and of course getting a good CPU cooler to accomplish that. The AMD CPU will do everything you expect it to, so long as you don't do a huge amount of video encoding ^_^. Even then, there is the GPU accelerated encoding for ATI cards, but like the CUDA accelerated ones there are complaints of some image degradation.
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March 26, 2010 7:59:49 PM

What resolution ? At 1650 x 1050, 5770 will suffice.....
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March 26, 2010 8:04:28 PM

I would wait till Thuban is released, you can get an x6 clocked at 2.8Ghz (3.3Ghz w/ Turbo) for 199.99$, also I would stay away from the Deluxe since there are better/cheaper alternatives, ie: 890GX
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March 26, 2010 8:14:39 PM

Consider i5/5850?

For gaming between the 2 systems you have there the AMD w/ a 5850 will definitely perform better.

I would try an i5 + 5850 build and see if the cost is closer to the AMD.

I5 + 5850 > Phenom II + 5850 > i7 + 5770.

If the AMD system is still significantly cheaper then it'll still work plenty fine. You won't be able to tell a difference between these high end CPUs (i5 and Phenom II) in gaming until you throw in a 2nd 5850 or upgrade it so the i5 would be more for the future, as far as gaming performance goes anyways.

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March 26, 2010 8:28:58 PM

Not sure if you're factoring in the i7 920 at full price or not (~279) on newegg, but Microcenter has them on sale for 179$, and the i7 930 for 199$. If there is a location near you, I'd suggest picking that up. You'll be able to get both a better proc. than the current AMD build while still packing a 5850. You can only buy the procs at a microcenter store, but there's a store location finder on the right side

Here are the links:

i7 920 (179$) -

i7 930 (199$) -
March 27, 2010 1:06:49 AM

Best answer selected by jamesyboy.
March 27, 2010 1:07:14 AM

Whats a proc?
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March 27, 2010 1:13:37 AM

proc = processor = CPU
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March 27, 2010 1:14:54 AM

jamesyboy said:
Best answer selected by jamesyboy.

nBy selecting aznguy's answer does it mean you go for i7 920 or 930?
March 27, 2010 1:32:51 AM

930 fosho
March 27, 2010 1:33:52 AM

The reason why i originally chose the AMD for the cheaper system was so i could get the radeon 5850. He found a way for me to get both the processor and the graphics card i needed. Kudo's to mr azn. Thx buddy. I shall return the favor
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March 27, 2010 2:04:53 AM

Yes, that's a big help.. Good luck on you build...