Which system? 930 or 1090 amd? 50-70 dollar difference

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next week or two

BUDGET RANGE: Under 2k

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, student use, video DL/editing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor (using 32" vizio)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: the egg

OVERCLOCKING: Yes / Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes ... capable

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: First time iv built a system... should be interesting, intend to overclock as well :)


FIRST BUILD

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103849

ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131644


SECOND BUILD

ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131614

Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225


Build two will cost about 50-75 dollars more than build one....
Total cost for build one is about 1650
Total cost for build two is about 1700

All non-posted items are exactly the same for both systems, except for memory which is duel vs triple channel gskill...
Which one should i go with? gaming performance and longevity are primary concearns. :D thanks a ton!
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  1. ^ If gaming will be your primary concern, very well go with the i7 930...
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-phenom-ii-x6-1090t-890fx,2613-14.html

    And why you need the Premium ? Did you check out these boards?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010200280%201070545356%201796849719&bop=And&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&CompareItemList=280%7C13%2D128%2D423%5E13%2D128%2D423%2DTS%2C13%2D131%2D641%5E13%2D131%2D641%2DTS
    Ask yourself whether you will really use the so called Premium features of that board...IMO any if the above would suffice...even these will run the next-gen 32nm without any issues...
    So without any major sacrifice in features, you will save about $90...And also for gaming, the 930 will perform better...

    And as for longevity, I would say both the platforms have similar lifespan...
    In 2011, both AMD and Intel will move to a diffferent socket...
  2. "As far as platform life, I think AM3 and s1366 will disappear next year."

    Agreed!
  3. based on a multitude of reading benchmarks on both standard and overclocked 930's and 1090t/965s I have decided to go with the 930 (as I can get one from micro center in Denver)

    Here is the whole system

    CPU: $200, Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz
    Denver Microcenter

    MOBO: 210, ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131641

    GPU: 309, XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150477

    CASE: 89, COOLER MASTER HAF 922
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

    PSU:170, CORSAIR CMPSU-850HX 850W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011

    HD: 80, Seagate Barracuda 7200
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148433

    RAM: 190, G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231335

    KEYBOARD: 83, Logitech G15
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126034

    DVD player/burner: 25, ASUS Black 24X DVD+R
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    WIRELESS: 20, AZiO AWU101N IEEE 802.11b/g
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833340014

    CPU COOLER: 30, COOLER MASTER Hyper 212
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    Monitor: 32" vizio 1080i
    Windows 7 pro 64bit: Free (school)
    Office 2007 Ultimate: Free (school)
    Mouse: R.A.T 7 when it releases.

    TOTAL: 1425 ish

    I think this is about the best system performance / dollar I can get for a mid-high end system. Going a amd 965 route would save about 120 dollars total, but I prefer to go with the i7 for the little bit of stuff I do outside of gaming.

    Please offer any advice on the system I have just posted, I will be pulling the trigger on it this weekend :D
  4. Looks like a very nice setup.
  5. Nice build, but is that 32" Visio is a 720p? If it is it will only run at 1366x768. That res looks kinda weird on a screen that big. Just FYI, I have the same issue with my Dell 32" 720p.
  6. the vizio is a 1080i, got it several years ago. Also have a 420p phillips 22" i can use if the vizio looks funky like you say ;)
  7. ^ +1 It is a good setup...but why do you need an 850W PSU ? A quality 650W can actually power the PC with 2x HD 5850s...they are not that power hungry as the new Nvidia cards...So stick with a 750W PSU if you want some headroom...
    Both are 80+ Silver certified...
    SILVERSTONE ST75F-P 750W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256059
    CORSAIR CMPSU-750HX 750W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010
    For that price that Silverstone is a very good deal IMO...
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=183
  8. good call gkay, I had that in there when the graphics card was 5870, and I wanted room for xfire ;)
  9. ^ Hmm...even for a HD 5870, the above mentioned 750W PSUs would do...Like I said the ATI cards are very efficient in the power department...
  10. This isn't a major concern but the g15 is absolutely pointless. I don't like the looks of it and there is no point in a screen. I don't know which mouse you're getting but the g9 is just as pointless. The sidewinder x6 and sidewinder are beutiful especially the chaos red lights will fit with the haf. I own and love them.
  11. Ok i replaced with the

    CORSAIR CMPSU-750HX 750W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010

    and when i saw this keyboard... well i want it lol
    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Gaming_Keyboards/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=330-6214

    also replaced asus MOBO since it went up in price with
    GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128423

    finally, need a printer so...
    Canon PIXMA MP560
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16828102430

    Think this bad boy is about to be wrapped up :)
  12. ^ That keyboard really looks good but not sure if its worth it though...
    Good Luck with the build...
  13. that keyboard is made to go with an alienware the software that operates it is the same as the software that operates alienware desktop lighting. I would'nt get it unless you have an alienware. Just my opinion.
  14. 1090t. at 1920x1200 the performances will be identical, but the 1090 will beat that CPU in other applications and draw less power, and for the AMD setup a 100-150 890GX is good enough.
  15. ohh and that keyboard is pretty pricey and so is the mouse that fits with it because it can change cooler but I don't think you would need that since your haf doesn't change color.
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