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January 19, 2011 5:28:00 PM

Hi

I'm buying a new PC - a barebone bundle - and I'm not sure which one to buy.
I've heard Intel was generally better than AMD, so I don't know if Intel Core Duo E6700 is better than AMD Athlon X4 640 Quad Core or not. Here are the specs of the two PCs I'm considering (the prices are similar) and please give me feedback on which is better (for gaming). I'm going to buy a graphics card, so Onboard graphics shouldn't matter.

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Bundle 1:
Processor
Description Intel Core Duo E6700
Cache 2MB
Clockspeed 3.20Ghz
Manufacturer Intel
No. of Cores 2

Memory
Speed 1333Mhz
Description 2 x 2GB DDR3 1333Mhz Memory

Case
Dimensions 402*180*410
Drive Bays 5 1/4" 4
Drive Bays 3 1/2" 2
Description ATX Tower Case With 400w PSU
Colour Black

Motherboard
Form Factor Micro ATX (9.6"x 7.7")
CPU Support Supports LGA 775 for Intel Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Pentium Dual-Core processors,Supports Intel 45nm multi-core CPU
Chipset Intel G41 & ICH7 Chipset Motherboard
Audio 5.1 channel by Realtek ALC662
IO 1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
1 x VGA port
1 x Audio jack supports 3 jacks
4 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x RJ45 LAN port
1 x Serial port
LAN Gigabit LAN by Realtek 8111DL
Socket Type 775
USB 4
SATA Ports 4
IDE Ports 1
PCI 2 x PCI BUS Slots
PCI-EX 1* PCIe x16 slot
# 1* PCIe x1 slot
Memory Slots 2
Max Memory Capacity 8GB
Description Intel GMA 4500 Graphics

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Bundle 2:
Processor
Description AMD Athlon II X4 640 Quad Core Processor
Manufacturer AMD
Cache 2MB
Clockspeed 3.0GHz

Memory
Speed 1333Mhz
Description 2 x 2GB DDR3 1333Mhz Memory

Case
Dimensions 402*180*410
Drive Bays 5 1/4" 4
Drive Bays 3 1/2" 2
Description ATX Tower Case With 400w PSU
Colour Black

Motherboard
Chipset AMD 760G + SB710
Description Onboard ATI Radeon 3000
CPU Support
Max Memory Capacity 8GB
Max FSB Dual channel DDR3 1600(oc)/1333/1066
Memory Slots 2
LAN Gigabit LAN
Audio 5.1 channel HDA
Form Factor uATX (9.6" x 8.4")
IO 1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
1 x DVI port
1 x VGA port
1 x Audio jack supports 3 jacks
4 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x RJ45 LAN port
PCI 2
PCI-EX 1* PCIe x16, 1* PCIe x1
RAID RAID 0, 1, 10
SATA Ports 4
Socket Type AM3
USB 4

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January 19, 2011 6:14:04 PM

The Intel System is old technology. C2D E6700 with G41 chipset is two generations removed now. If buying an Intel system look to later core i5, i7 or even the latest core i5 2500K SB technology. The AMD system is the latest AM3 platform which accepts the Phenom 11 45nm quad processors like the 640 offered. If the choice has to be between the two systems listed, the AMD system is more advanced than the older Intel Core2Duo G41 system.

BTW, I still run several older C2D/C2Q systems in my business. I recently purchased a brand new retail ASUS G41 micro MB (like the one listed in the Intel system) for $35. The older Intel systems like the one listed are being phased out and are considered old technology. The Intel Corei systems are the latest Intel offers. See Intel Core i5 2500 Sandy Bridge.

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January 20, 2011 1:46:52 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section Systems by Buwish
January 20, 2011 2:26:29 PM

Between those two choices, no question, go with the AMD setup. They run about he same speed, and the AMD is a quad, vs the dual core intel. There are some upgrade options for both sockets, but the AMD can update to newer technology than the 775 socket can.

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