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2 systems and i cant decide

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August 20, 2010 8:41:06 AM

Hi pople out there who know these things.

I am an architecture student and i need a new system that can handle 3d models and that kinda thing and i also like to play a few games (civ 5 when it comes out and starcraft)

I have 2 systems in mind

System 1


CPU - i7-930
RAM - New 6GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM
MOTHERBOARD -asrock extreme3 X58 USB 3.0 SATA3.0 eSATA3.0 Motherboard
HARD DRIVE - 1TB Hard Drive
CD - 22x DVD Burner BRAND NEW DVD Burner
Video Card - ATI Radeon™ HD 5850
Power - True Power 860w Dual Fan Ultra Cool Power Supply

total $1450 (AUS$)

System 2

CPU - i7-930
RAM - 6(3x2)GB G Skill Ripjaws DDR3 2000MHz ram
Hard Disk - Seagate 1TB SATA II 32M cache 7200rpm
CD - DVD burner -Pioneer DVR218BK 22X Dual-Layer SATA Burner
Video Card- ATI Radeon HD5850 1G GDDR5 Video Card
Power Supply - Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Case
Codegen (or Titan) Dual 12V 625W Power Supply
Case - looks a bit nicer than the other systems (but i am not botherd about looks)

Coast $1550 (AUS$)

So basically for the extra $100 i would get a worse motherboard (i think, no usb3 sata3) better ram (2000ghz vs 1333ghz) and i have no idea what power supply is better? and a nicer looking case.

what do you think?

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August 20, 2010 1:06:51 PM

To be honest,
1333MHz ram is going to do you fine gaming,
I'd swap the psu out for a decent branded one, Corsair tx650 would be nice imo
and if it wasn't for your 3d modelling studies, I'd say lower the chip as well,
But essentially, the first system.

August 23, 2010 10:02:32 AM

I am going to go with the first system, thanks for your help
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August 23, 2010 10:02:52 AM

Best answer selected by gordonaus.
August 23, 2010 4:00:04 PM

no problem man, Glad to help, and thank you for B.a.