Complete upgrade! which of the 2

k so im doing a complete upgrade...i have 2 combos that im not sure with .. i did quite a bit of asking around people always saying to up my monitor but im asking out of these 2 combos here...

#1 - Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz
- ASUS P7P55 LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
- Patriot Viper II Sector 5 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory w/ 3DMark Vantage Model
- Thermaltake TR2 W0388RU 600W ATX 12V v2.2 Power Supply

#2 - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz
- MSI NF980-G65 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model
- Thermaltake TR2 W0388RU 600W ATX 12V v2.2 Power Supply

#1 is 552.55$ Canadian
#2 is 484.95$ Canadian

my current specs are as follows and i plan to keep whatever i didnt mention in the combo....

Windows 7 ultimate 32-bit(6.1,Build 7600)
Pentium dual-core E5300 @ 2.6ghz
4096mb ram ddr2
GTX 460 768mb
P5QPL-AM motherboard
Bs-450w BFG power supply
hp w1707 17inch 1440x900 resolution
NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

and help would be great and if the combo #1 is much better i dont mind spending the extra bit but if there almost identical then ill take the cheaper... cool thanks
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  1. Go for the #1 build.Its way better :)
  2. thanks raiyus im hoping that more people will say something so i get a better idea
  3. I'm not looking up motherboards to debate which is a better board as it won't have much affect on performance. However in most games you'll get very similar performance if not nearly identical between the 2 builds, but the I5 will be the more powerful set up over all. Also if your planning to overclock, the I5 will increase it's performance lead over the Phenom II.
  4. Why that mobo though? The 790FX-GD70 is probably a better mobo IMO. You can still SLI with it too.
  5. Rig #1 for me. The i5 as pointed out will have the edge in overclocking. Although change the PSU, to Corsair TX650W.
  6. I dunno, If you like modular, as in cable management or just allowing airflow. Modular is the way to go, in which i would actually recommend the XFX 650 watt Modular PSU 80+ Bronze, practically the same specs as the 650HX but much cheaper and well with the 20$ MIR you can't go wrong :D
  7. go for first because it is much stable...
  8. Yeah, I think I'd be avoiding the nvidia chipsets if possible...
  9. k cool thanks i guess #1 is a better buy gotta get on that ***
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