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Which gaming system to build AMD vs Intel i7 for $1500-$1600

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March 3, 2010 12:43:16 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: aprox. 1 month
BUDGET RANGE: $1500-$1600 max (prefer less though)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, movies, internet, office

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR
CROSSFIRE: Maybe

PARTS PREFERENCES:


AMD CPU $
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 965 3.40GHz 8MB Cache (AM3) - Black Edition $225
AMD 940pin DDR3 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P Motherboard pretty sure crossfire ready but check $168
RAM: 4G DDR3 1600 Patriot-Viper $159
VIDEO: PowerColor Radeon HD5770 1GB Crossfire or dont up to you $193
paste POWER: CoolerMaster Silent Pro M500 $124
OPTICAL: Sony AD7240SGB 20X DVDRW Black OEM $ 39
STORAGE: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB WD5001AALS $ 72
CASE: CoolerMaster CM 690 with window $115
FLOPPY: 8 in 1 Internal USB Card Reader - Black $ 10
Monitor: AOC 2236VW 21.5in Widescreen LCD Monitor $179


Total: $1284


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INTEL CPU
CPU: Core i7 920 $352
Intel Socket 1366pin DDR3 Motherboard: ASUS P6T-Deluxe $368
RAM: 4G DDR3 1600 Patriot-Viper $159
VIDEO: PowerColor Radeon HD5770 1GB Crossfire or dont up to you $193
paste POWER: CoolerMaster Silent Pro M500 $124
OPTICAL: Sony AD7240SGB 20X DVDRW Black OEM $ 39
STORAGE: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB WD5001AALS $ 72
CASE: CoolerMaster CM 690 with window $115
FLOPPY: 8 in 1 Internal USB Card Reader - Black $ 10
Monitor: AOC 2236VW 21.5in Widescreen LCD Monitor $179

Total $ 1611


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: so those are the two systems im thinking of, now ive also heard that AMD can use ram over 1333 even if i get 1600 is this true? and as you can see its about a 300-400 price difference but what do you guys recommend? do you think i can do better with my systems? also all prices are in Australian dollar ($AUD) ...also i was thinking if i do go with the AMD i will be able to afford a SSD and use that hd for gaming and the regular hd for storage....so what are your thoughts guys?

Ryan

March 3, 2010 3:14:13 AM

no ideas anyone?
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March 3, 2010 2:41:30 PM

go with the intel rig.
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