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May 31, 2012 5:33:29 AM

I am looking to buy one of the following computers for some gaming and general internet browsing. I am trying to decide which of the following I should get. Any opinions/suggestions would help. Also I'd appreciate if you could keep things as simple as possible as I am not an expert :) 

Computer 1:

CPU: Intel i5 3550 Ivy bridge 3.3 Ghz Socket 1155 Box
Mother Board: Intel H77 chipset Motherboard
RAM: 8GB Dual Channel DDR3-1333
HDD: 1TB
GPU: nVidia Geforce 560ti
PSU: 750W
Case: Gigabyte GZ-X6 Black ATX Mid Tower Case 120mm large fan


Computer 2:

CPU: Intel i5 3550 Ivy bridge 3.3 Ghz Socket 1155 Box
Mother Board: Intel H77 chipset Motherboard
RAM: 16 GB Dual Channel DDR3-1333
HDD: 1TB
GPU: AMD Radeon 7850
PSU 750W
Case: Antec three hundred Mid tower with 2 large fans


Computer 2 is around $100 (NZD) more expensive than Computer 1. I know Computer 2 is better but is it worth the extra money? Thanks :) 

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May 31, 2012 5:59:17 AM

You should BUILD YOUR OWN.
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May 31, 2012 6:33:57 AM

If you will be doing demanding graphical things like playing first person shooters, then system two is worth the extra money. If you will mostly be doing general stuff like browsing and playing videos, then don't bother spending the extra money.
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May 31, 2012 10:26:01 AM

amuffin said:
You should BUILD YOUR OWN.

+1.
I distrust OEM PC's because they usually sneak in low quality parts among some high-end parts which serve as the come-on. For example, I wonder what brand is that 750W PSU.
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May 31, 2012 2:43:06 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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June 1, 2012 4:11:38 AM

randomkid said:
+1.
I distrust OEM PC's because they usually sneak in low quality parts among some high-end parts which serve as the come-on. For example, I wonder what brand is that 750W PSU.


Yes I was wondering the same about the PSU. What is a good budget PSU I could use that would be compatible in the system? Because I'm really choosing the parts, and just getting someone else to build it for me as I really don't have the time to build it myself. Perhaps I shouldn't have really used the term "Buying". :pfff: 
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