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AMD Phenom II X4 945 vs Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 750

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October 27, 2009 10:11:43 PM

I'm wondering between those two (for gaming) :

1)-- CAD 990 ------------------------------------
Processor Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 750
Motherboard Intel P55 Chipset
Graphics AMD ATI Radeon HD4890 / 1G of GDDR5 memory
Memory 2x2G 1600MHz DDR3 gaming memory
Hard Drive 500GB 7200RPM SATA
Optical Drive 22x DVD+/-RW
Chassis Velocity IW-C583T Mid Tower
Power Supply 500W Power Supply (3x18A on 12V)
Operating System No Operating System


2) -- CAD 1090 ----------------------------------
Processor AMD Phenom II X4 945 Quad-Core Processor @ 3.0GHz w/ 6MB L3 Cache and 2MB L2 Cache
Motherboard AMD 790X chipset (Dual CrossFire Ready)
Graphics ATI Radeon HD 4890 Graphic Card
Memory 4GB PC2-6400 2x2GB Gaming Memory (JEDEC standard)
Hard Drive 500G SATA
Optical Drive 22x DVD+/-RW
Chassis ANTEC Nine Hundred Ultimate Gamer Case
Power Supply 850W (2x ATI Crossfire Radeon HD 4870 ready)
Operating System No Operating System
October 27, 2009 10:14:36 PM

niktv said:
I'm wondering between those two (for gaming) :

1)-- CAD 990 ------------------------------------
Processor Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 750
Motherboard Intel P55 Chipset
Graphics AMD ATI Radeon HD4890 / 1G of GDDR5 memory
Memory 2x2G 1600MHz DDR3 gaming memory
Hard Drive 500GB 7200RPM SATA
Optical Drive 22x DVD+/-RW
Chassis Velocity IW-C583T Mid Tower
Power Supply 500W Power Supply (3x18A on 12V)
Operating System No Operating System


2) -- CAD 1090 ----------------------------------
Processor AMD Phenom II X4 945 Quad-Core Processor @ 3.0GHz w/ 6MB L3 Cache and 2MB L2 Cache
Motherboard AMD 790X chipset (Dual CrossFire Ready)
Graphics ATI Radeon HD 4890 Graphic Card
Memory 4GB PC2-6400 2x2GB Gaming Memory (JEDEC standard)
Hard Drive 500G SATA
Optical Drive 22x DVD+/-RW
Chassis ANTEC Nine Hundred Ultimate Gamer Case
Power Supply 850W (2x ATI Crossfire Radeon HD 4870 ready)
Operating System No Operating System


If the i5 is cheaper, then definitely that. For some reason you pur an 850 watt psu on the 945 though
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October 28, 2009 1:46:39 AM

i5, hands down.
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October 28, 2009 1:49:28 AM

DokkRokken said:
i5, hands down.


No not really, just in this case, since for some weird reason its cheaper than the 945 system :heink: 
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October 28, 2009 5:05:20 AM

yannifb said:
If the i5 is cheaper, then definitely that. For some reason you pur an 850 watt psu on the 945 though


Those are ready systems. I can modify some elements but my price range is max 1100 CAD. 1000 is better:) 
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October 28, 2009 6:28:16 AM

Drop the 4890 and add a 5850, if thats too high in price than go for 5770. This is a plus for any new system build since DX11 is the future!
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October 28, 2009 12:38:44 PM

A quick (conservative) run through The Egg-Can:

Phenom 945 / Asus 790X Evo AM3: $300
4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333: $90
OCZ ModStream 700w PSU: $105 ($75 AR)
Optical & HD: $105

That's $600 before your rebate.

The Radeon HD5XXXs seem to have a high price premium (and the 5850 at $285 is out of stock). Because of the 128-bit bus the 5770 is probably not where you want to go.

The HD 4890 is around $200 ---- the 4870s range from $157-$170. The Antec 900 case is $150 and the IWin is $77.


It looks like you are being charged around $200 for assembly (which is probably a little high if they are not going to install the OS).

If you could do it yourself you could run 2 HD4870s in CrossFire and still come in under budget .... or maybe wait for the HD5850 .....


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October 28, 2009 5:29:09 PM

Wisecracker said:
A quick (conservative) run through The Egg-Can:

Phenom 945 / Asus 790X Evo AM3: $300
4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333: $90
OCZ ModStream 700w PSU: $105 ($75 AR)
Optical & HD: $105

That's $600 before your rebate.

The Radeon HD5XXXs seem to have a high price premium (and the 5850 at $285 is out of stock). Because of the 128-bit bus the 5770 is probably not where you want to go.

The HD 4890 is around $200 ---- the 4870s range from $157-$170. The Antec 900 case is $150 and the IWin is $77.


It looks like you are being charged around $200 for assembly (which is probably a little high if they are not going to install the OS).

If you could do it yourself you could run 2 HD4870s in CrossFire and still come in under budget .... or maybe wait for the HD5850 .....



You've got very good prices :) 
Can you share from where?
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October 28, 2009 9:26:36 PM

I was guessing Canada Dollars = CAD

The prices are from New Egg - Canada

Under the 'Specials' drop-down menu check out the 'Combo' deals. Get on their 'eBlast' mailing list for weekly specials and keep an eye out for daily 'Shell-Shocker' specials.

As you cruise for hardware look for 'free shipping' on items to save a few bucks ....

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