Which is the better option of these two?

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.
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  1. The second option would be the better option.
  2. Okay thanks but why? Is it better on some points or all?
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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....
  6. 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=872136&su=BC28A7CE-40D0-4D61-8991-071679910B01

    It is a 570 sli setup.
    Is it overkill, better value for 300 dollars more? This is selfbuilt btw.
  7. 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.
  8. ^ And even more so Metro 2033 :bounce:
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