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Which desktop to choose? (For gaming)

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January 3, 2011 9:04:10 PM

So, I've been looking at these 2 systems, and I just can't choose! I'll write the specs:

First one:

Windows 7 Home Premium
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
8192 MB DDR3 RAM
GeForce GTX460 (1GB GDDR5 RAM)
1 TB HDD

Costs 1300 USD.

Then theres this:

Windows 7 Home Premium
Intel Core i5-680
8192 MB DDR3 RAM
2 TB HDD
GeForce GTX460 (1GB GDDR5 RAM)

Costs 1430 USD.


So what's best for gaming? I know the AMD one is a 6 core, while the Intel i5 is a dualcore, but I'm not expert, so I'm not sure which is best for gaming. Is it worth sacrificing 1 TB HDD just to get a 6 core processor?

As I said, I have no idea what to choose, so any help would be great! :D 

I play games like DiRT 2, Mass Effect 2, Just Cause 2, Bad Company 2, Assassin's Creed 2, Crysis & Crysis Warhead.

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January 3, 2011 10:59:40 PM

I'd go for the 6-core, But that can be built yourself for around $900
January 6, 2011 2:50:07 PM

Here's an HP refurb like the first one for half the price:

Pavilion Elite HPE-360z W7HP-64 Phenom2 X6 1090T 3.2GHz 1TB SATA 8GB BluRay 1GB(video card) NIC TV 15-in-1 Rmkt PC $671.20 With BlueRay and TV

or

Pavilion Elite HPE-360z W7HP-64 Phenom2 X6 1090T 3.2GHz 1TB SATA 9GB DVDRW(LS) 2GB(video card) NIC 15-in-1 Rmkt PC $703.20

at:

http://h71016.www7.hp.com/html/hpremarketing/daily.asp?...

ZeroFjernsyn said:
So, I've been looking at these 2 systems, and I just can't choose! I'll write the specs:

First one:

Windows 7 Home Premium
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
8192 MB DDR3 RAM
GeForce GTX460 (1GB GDDR5 RAM)
1 TB HDD

Costs 1300 USD.

Then theres this:

Windows 7 Home Premium
Intel Core i5-680
8192 MB DDR3 RAM
2 TB HDD
GeForce GTX460 (1GB GDDR5 RAM)

Costs 1430 USD.


So what's best for gaming? I know the AMD one is a 6 core, while the Intel i5 is a dualcore, but I'm not expert, so I'm not sure which is best for gaming. Is it worth sacrificing 1 TB HDD just to get a 6 core processor?

As I said, I have no idea what to choose, so any help would be great! :D 

I play games like DiRT 2, Mass Effect 2, Just Cause 2, Bad Company 2, Assassin's Creed 2, Crysis & Crysis Warhead.
January 6, 2011 3:20:49 PM

Microcenter is selling the Powerspec G210 starting 01/09/2011:

Intel Core i7-2600K
Intel DP67BG Extreme MB
2 x ATI 5750 1GB Crossfire
8GB DDR3 Dual Channel
1 x 64GB SSD Boot w/Sandforce
2 x 1TB SATA in RAID0
Windows 7 Home Premium

$1499.99
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