Which is the better option of these two? Tags: New Build Cooler Master Systems Last response: December 17, 2010 1:30 AM in Systems Share mfj1985 December 15, 2010 4:08:48 PM I cant assemble myself, but I have the option of buying one of the following systems, they cost the same. 1) - PhenomII 1090T 6x3,20GHz - Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 AM3 motherboard (SATA3 & USB3.0) - Arctic Alpine64 GT low-noise - Kingston HyperX 8GB DDR3-1600 DualChannel RAM - Western Digital 1TB SATA3 6Gb/s Fluid Silent (7200rpm) - Nvidia 580 GTX - Seasonic 750W SuperSilent 80+ Silver certificeret - Coolermaster HAF 922 2) - INTEL i7 950, 4.8GT, SOCKET 1366 - GIGABYTE X58A (USB 3.0 SATA3) - GIGABYTE 2 X 1280MB OC Edition GEFORCE GTX470 SLI - 1000GB HARDDISK WD, 7200RPM (64MB CACHE) - 6GB DDR3 1600MHZ KINGSTON "TRIPPLECHANNEL" HYPER-X - 1000W Coolermaster 80+ SLI - COOLERMASTER HAF922 KABINET Both are priced the same. This is for gaming on 1920x 1080. More about : option christop December 15, 2010 4:18:54 PM The second option would be the better option. mfj1985 December 15, 2010 6:32:11 PM Okay thanks but why? Is it better on some points or all? Related resources Which is better option : SSD or Intel SRT - Forum Which of these two laptops is better for gaming? - Forum Which of These Two PCs is Better ? - Forum Which is better option RAID 0 or BIG ?? - Forum Which video card option is better for a 3d workstation? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer coldsleep December 16, 2010 6:22:33 PM At 1920x1080, 2x GTX 470 in SLI is almost always going to outperform a single GTX 580. Charts from a 6950/6970 article, but they include a 580 and SLI 470...consider reading the whole article or looking at more of the benchmarks as well. 6 cores aren't necessary for gaming right now, and you wouldn't be able to SLI the 580 on the AMD mobo. Normally I don't recommend i7 builds for gaming, but if those are your two options, the i7 is a better choice than the AMD build. calguyhunk December 16, 2010 6:37:04 PM The second option. Not just a better system for gaming, but a better system - period. 'nuff said. The 950 is not really value for money for gaming though. An i5-760 based system will almost much keep up fps/fps for much cheaper. But you can't really beat this config on overall benchmark terms. CPU+Mobo+RAM will be 'bout $150 cheaper for a self build system (i5 760+P55+4GB). Where are you getting this from? How much are they charging? For a high-end gaming system, maybe you can wait a few more days to check out the new range from Intel before investing? Dropping Jan 5th. mfj1985 December 16, 2010 7:02:48 PM Actually here in Denmark we dont seem to save much building our own, also never tried it. Regarding SSD I value other things higher, it doesnt do anything for gaming really and with my budget I cant see to fit it in. I guess the 950 build is the better of the two, I just feel bad spending too much on last gen That is the world of gaming I guess, always something new the next week.... mfj1985 December 16, 2010 7:13:13 PM Hmm ok I might be able to get a friend help me build. This system will cost me 300 dollars more than the two others. http://www.komplett.dk/k/shoplist.aspx?mode=receive&si=... It is a 570 sli setup. Is it overkill, better value for 300 dollars more? This is selfbuilt btw. coldsleep December 16, 2010 7:48:43 PM 2x GTX 570 is overkill for gaming at 1920x1080. Unless, of course, the only game you play is Crysis. Then it's reasonable. Presumably, SLI 570 would come in somewhere in between the 470 SLI and the 480 SLI. calguyhunk December 17, 2010 1:30:10 AM ^ And even more so Metro 2033 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Which of these two specific cards would be better ? Forum Which hardware option will be better for my pc? Forum Which of these two Video cards is better for BF3 ???? Forum D-70. Which lense option is better ? Forum Which option is a better choice? Forum Which of these two cards is better , and why? Forum Asus vs Gigabyte? Which is the better option Forum Which Is The Better Option Forum A 560ti? or two 9800 gts (1gigabyte each) which is better ? Forum Which one is the better option Forum Please review new day trading system with 6 monitors Forum [Solved] Which one should i buy? Forum Need Advice on a Holiday Gift! Which Custom Builder? Forum [Solved] What's a better setup for gaming... Forum Bought parts for my new build from Newegg -- are these weights right? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !