Which new gaming rig?

I'm weighing the merits of these 2 similarly priced gaming PCs, which is the better choice?

AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.6 GHz AM3 CPU
ASUS M4A77TD ATX Motherboard
ATI Radeon HD5770 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E Video
4 GB PC3-10600 1333 MHz DDR3 Memory
320 GB Seagate Barracuda SATA-II HD


Intel Core™ 2 Duo 8400 3.0 GHz 1333MHz FSB CPU
Gigabyte GA-P43-ES3G ATX Motherboard
GeForce 9800GT 512MB PCI-E Video
4 GB PC2-6400 800 MHz DDR2 Memory
Seagate 250GB SATA-II HD

Thanks for your advice
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  1. Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

    I would get the 1st option, 'cause have an ATI 5770 that is much better that the 9800GT. Also, have DDR3 against DDR2 of the 2nd option. The HDD is a litte more big.

    Also, the 1st option is a quad-core against a dual-core, and the 620 can OC 20% or 30%, so, you can get 3.2GHz without problems.

    Now, my question. What is the price of the rig?
  2. Thanks saint. I had noticed the 9800 was highly rated in THG's "Best Graphics Cards For The Money"article, and when I saw that the other system's card had twice the VRAM, I wasn't sure if it was because the 9800 was just that good, or what.

    The Athlon system also comes with a more powerful PS (550w vs 430w with the Intel) and a fancier case, so I guess that's even more in its favor. Each of these are available from a local computer store for $799
  3. Yea, the 9800GT is a very good GPU but can't defeat the DX11 of the 5770 and the performance of this.

    Give me some minutes to build the rig myself.
  4. Best answer
    Ok, here are 2 options to build your self.

    1st OPTION

    1- CPU: Athlon II X4 620

    2- Mobo: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO

    3- RAM: 2x2GB Crucial Ballistix Tracer

    4- GPU: ATI HD 5770

    5- HDD: Samsung spinpoint F3

    6- PSU: Antec 550W

    7- Case: Coolermaster HAF 922

    8- Keyboard/mouse: Microsoft

    9- Monitor: ASUS VW246H

    Price: $1,018.9

    2nd OPTION

    The only change will be the processor for THIS

    Price: $ 1,031.9

    If you have monitor, keyboard and mouse can reduce the price of this. Like i see, the $799 will be a good deal if have monitor, keyboard and mouse. Or spend a little more and build yourself.
  5. Best answer selected by Jackell.
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