Need help. a critical decision :)

hi everyone,

Im planning to build a new rig very soon and I have two options. one is this bundle here http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-555-AS

and the other is buying these two products;
gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 AMD 990FX (Socket AM3 ) DDR3 Motherboard

Corsair Vengeance Blue 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-15000C9 1866MHz Dual Channel Kit

and choosing an amd cpu, which is very hard .... maybe a bulldozer or a piledriver, but the thing is ... somehow certain AMDs are horrible ... ie: not many games supports and 8 core cpus. I have seen benchmarks where and I3 is faster then an 8 core amd.

but on the other hand, the amd system has 1866 mhz memory and a really good mobo ...

Im a gamer btw, and Im using an ati 7950

thanks !
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  1. If your worried about games, the 7950 has that covered. However, if you want a better gaming PC then get the i3, but if you do average gaming and just want a good all around computer, then go AMD. The AMD
    Phenom II X4 965 BE ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID= ) is very cheap and does compete with the i3 processors, but sadly will not be as good.
  2. Multisupermono said:
    If your worried about games, the 7950 has that covered. However, if you want a better gaming PC then get the i3, but if you do average gaming and just want a good all around computer, then go AMD. The AMD
    Phenom II X4 965 BE ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID= ) is very cheap and does compete with the i3 processors, but sadly will not be as good.


    thanks for the reply, but i3 is cheap I can afford the pay more then that fortunately :) the rig I mentioned has really high quality mobo and nice mhz memory, but on the other hand I have the bundle http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=BU-142-OE&groupid=43&catid=2384&subcat=2288 which is great but Im not very satisfied with the mobo some how ... but its 4.20 Ghz i7 after all :) and 16 gig mem .. any opinion ?
  3. That is a great deal! From reading some reviews about the Asus P8Z77-V LX2 (Socket 1155) motherboard...it's great! I would definitely not miss out on that deal.
  4. AMD is not slower.
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