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A bunch of friends concluded up and to argue about these 2 spec.... ma

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May 31, 2010 5:02:26 AM

a bunch of friends concluded up and to argue about these 2 spec.... main functions is to gaming,movies,net surf (for non oc or light oc) and wouldn't be upgrading any component for the whole system to last around 3-4 years... spec below are being said amd spec = better value, intel spec = better performance... is it true? which would you choose?

CORE i5 750 S1156 2.66 4.8G 8M
KINGSTON PC1333 D3 - x2
ASUS P7H55-M EVO | IP55 | D3-SGL-USB3.0 OR
GIGABYTE H55M-USB3 | IH55 | D3-SGL ( USB3.0 )
1TB SAMSUNG
LITE ON SATA
SAPPHIRE HD5850 1GB D5
500W STRIDER EVO ( A/M/80+ )


PHENOM II AM3 X4 955 blk 3.20 4000 8M
KINGSTON PC1333 D3 - x2
ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 | A880G | D3-REVSGL OR
GIGABYTE 770T-USB3 | A770 | D3-RESGL-USB3
1TB SAMSUNG
LITE ON SATA
SAPPHIRE HD5850 1GB D5
500W STRIDER EVO ( A/M/80+ )
May 31, 2010 5:09:06 AM

^ What you said is correct...
AMD config - Better value.
Intel config - Better performance.
Again depends on the resolution that you are gaming too..At 1080p or above, the Intel config would push a little more frames than the AMD...
But anything less, I doubt it would matter much...
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May 31, 2010 5:11:50 AM

yup it is planning to game on acer 23" H233H A+D 80000:1 5ms HDMI 1920X1080
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May 31, 2010 6:13:02 AM

so let's say if PHENOM II AM3 X4 925 2.80 4000 8M 435 +SAPPHIRE HD5850 1GB D5 970 is sufficient and it will not be too much difference from i5 750 + SAPPHIRE HD5850 1GB D5 970 in terms of pure gaming in 1920x1080 rite?

just to double confirm, processor around amd 925 will not bottleneck 5850 rite?
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May 31, 2010 6:20:56 AM

^ The 925 is a very powerful CPU...but would be better at 955's speed...
And for a single card, even the Athlon II X3 440 would be good enough...
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May 31, 2010 1:12:13 PM

I'm putting my vote toward the i5 750 based on the comment that this system will not be updated for 3 to 4 years (goal to last that long). The i5 750 is the more powerful CPU and overall system. If you are building a system to last 4 years, you will want to get a powerful system (overkill in some sense) so over time it will still meet the performance needs. You don't want to get the minimum needed now and hope it will last that long.

If the user would plan on upgrading CPU / GPU in another year or two, the AM3 would be the best route as their platform looks to be around for a few years, where the Intel 1156 is being replaced late 2011 or so with their new 1155 platform.
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May 31, 2010 5:58:55 PM

thx a million to both awesome feedbacks! I've got very much useful points out of the replies... thank you tecmo34 , gkay09 ~
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