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Which of these system builds would you choose?

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Which of the above systems should I get

Total: 6 votes (3 blank votes)

  • System 1 (Phenom II 955BE, AMD HD 6870)
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  • System 2 (Core i5-760, AMD HD 6850)
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January 9, 2011 6:40:04 AM

I'm narrowing down my new PC build choices to these 2 builds:

1.

# COOLER MASTER, Centurion 5 II Black/Silver Mid-Tower Computer Case w/ Window, ATX, No PSU, Steel/Aluminum/Plastic
# ANTEC, EarthWatts EA650, 80 PLUS®, 650W, 24-pin ATX12V EPS12V, One 6-pin + One 8-pin PCIe
# ASUS, M4A87TD EVO, AM3, AMD® 870, DDR3-2000 (O.C.) 16GB /4, PCIe x16 CF /2, SATA 6 Gb/s RAID 5 /6, USB 3.0 /2, HDA, GbLAN, FW /2, ATX, Retail
# AMD, Phenom™ II X4 955 Quad-Core 3.2GHz, AM3, HT 4000MHz, 4x 512KB L2 + 6MB L3 cache, 125W, 45nm, Black Edition, Retail
# CRUCIAL, 4GB (2 x 2GB) PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz CL9 1.5V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC
# XFX, Radeon™ HD 6870 900MHz, 1GB GDDR5 4200MHz, PCIe x16 CrossFire, DVI /2, HDMI, mini-DP /2, Retail
# SAMSUNG, 1TB SpinPoint F3, SATA 3 Gb/s, 7200-RPM, 32MB Cache, Retail
# SONY, AD-7261S Black 24x DVD±R/RW Dual-Layer Burner w/ Lightscribe, SATA, OEM
# MICROSOFT, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition, OEM

2.

# COOLER MASTER, Centurion 5 II Black/Silver Mid-Tower Computer Case w/ Window, ATX, No PSU, Steel/Aluminum/Plastic
# ANTEC, EarthWatts EA500, 80 PLUS®, 500W, 24-pin ATX12V EPS12V, Two 6-pin PCIe
# ASUS, P7P55D-E LX, LGA1156, Intel® P55, DDR3-2220 (O.C.) 16GB /4, PCIe x16, SATA 3 Gb/s RAID 5 /6, 6 Gb/s /2, USB 3.0 /2, HDA, GbLAN, ATX, Retail
# INTEL, Core™ i5-760 Quad-Core 2.8GHz, LGA1156, 2.5 GT/s, 8MB L3 Cache, 45nm, 95W, EM64T EIST VT XD, Retail
# CRUCIAL, 4GB (2 x 2GB) PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz CL9 1.5V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC
# XFX, Radeon™ HD 6850 775MHz, 1GB GDDR5 4000MHz, PCIe x16 CrossFire, DVI /2, HDMI, DP, Retail
# SAMSUNG, 1TB SpinPoint F3, SATA 3 Gb/s, 7200-RPM, 32MB Cache, Retail
# SONY, AD-7261S Black 24x DVD±R/RW Dual-Layer Burner w/ Lightscribe, SATA, OEM
# MICROSOFT, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition, OEM

System 2 is only slightly ($15) more expensive then system 1... With the AMD system I can afford a much faster video card, but with the Intel system I get a faster platform overall and it's easy to upgrade video cards later.... although the PSU is also cheaper but I figure with Intel systems lower power consumption I don't need more then 500W (I also have NO plans for SLI/crossfire) I'm leaning towards system 2 right now but I'm wondering what everyone here thinks...

Use: gaming (720p or 1080p monitor)

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January 9, 2011 7:03:16 AM

#2. CPU is better and the 6850 is a better value than the 6870.
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January 9, 2011 7:33:14 AM

look up on sandy bridge and consider if you can jump up there first. Otherwise wait some prices should be dropping in the next few weeks if you cant?!?! #2
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January 9, 2011 7:46:45 AM

get a i5 2500 with a cheap lga 1155 mobo
much better
!