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Which gaming PC should I go with?


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Jadchor

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I have put together two different gaming computers for around the same price, and I can't decide which one to go with. I need valid opinions and your choice of the two, which can be picked in the poll.

Gaming Computer No.1

CPU / Processor:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115036
Price - $189.99

Video Card:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814121253
Price - $152.99

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813138118
RAM / Memory:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227289
Price (Combo Deal) - $282.98

Hard Drive:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148288
Price - $74.99

Power Supply:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139006
Price - $109.09

Computer Case:
http://www.tigerdire...e...08&csid=_25
Price - $99.99

Monitor:
http://www.tigerdire...e...&CatId=2775
Price - $299.99

Operating System:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116488
Price - $99.99

DVD / CD Burner:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827106265
Price - $29.99

Total Price - $1340.00 (excluding shipping prices)


Gaming Computer No.2

CPU / Processor:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115036
Price - $189.99

Video Card:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130372
Price - $249.99

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813188026
Price - $169.99

RAM / Memory:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227289
Price - $107.99

Hard Drive:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148288
Price - $74.99

Power Supply:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139006
Price - $109.09

Computer Case:
http://www.tigerdire...e...08&csid=_25
Price - $99.99

Monitor:
http://www.tigerdire...e...&CatId=2775
Price - $299.99

Operating System:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116488
Price - $99.99

DVD / CD Burner:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827106265
Price - $29.99

Total Price - $1432.00 (excluding shipping prices)


Features:
Gaming Computer No.1:
- Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz
- ASUS Radeon HD 4850 512MB
- BIOSTAR TPower I45
- OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066
- Seagate Barracuda 500GB 32MB Cache
- CORSAIR 750TX 750W

Gaming Computer No.2:
- Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz
- EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Superclocked Edition 896MB
- EVGA NVIDIA nForce 750i FTW
- OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066
- Seagate Barracuda 500GB 32MB Cache
- CORSAIR 750TX 750W
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kamille316

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Please just make one thread about this, having multiple thread is a bit confusing.
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I'd go with option 1. I have very close to option 2 and the 750i Mobo is good it just has a video corruption error, which apparently is fixed with the latest bios...knock on wood. But From what I hear the intel mobo and the ati gfx card will get you better performance with less hassle.

Also that monitor choice is expensive, I just got a new samsung 20" for $200 from circuit city, and I feel that is more than enough. You might want to get the e8400 and save yourself some $$$ and then overclock and but a CPU cooler.

P.S. Check to make sure you dont get charged sales tax from Tigerdirect because I do where i live.
P.S.S. Does anyone know what happened to the $30-40 blu-ray drive and cd/dvd burners that used to be on Newegg?

Edited by Primevi1, 08 September 2008 - 01:28 PM.

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warriorscot

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Option 1 but I should point out nvidia cards will work just fine with it, dual vid cards are not usually practical and just because a board is crossfire capable doesn't mean you have to use ATI cards with it, I have an 8800gt in my p45 board and it runs just fine so you don't need to worry on that front I know some people worry about that so if it can save you money or offer better performance an Nvidia card will work for you.

Might be worth getting a q6600 it was a cheaper option for me and performance wise nothing has touched it yet and its yet to see 100% usage on even a single core and ive run it through a few high end games. It also overclocks brilliantly and for the price it was unbeatable and the extra cores give it better future proofing and multi-tasking, I can extract a 10 gig rar archive, watch tv on media center and play a game all at the same time without a slow on the quad core its amazing.

$30-40 for a blu-ray sounds like a mistake, the cheapest readers would be well over $100 based on the prices I am seeing here.
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