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viscid240

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I have put together two setups roughly in the same price range. I have no intentions of moving up in price as this would be my max limit ( tower components) aside from monitor, etc.

I plan on gaming with this system on a daily basis if time alloes so. It will be a primary system for me, so my plans also consist of:

documenting, e-mail, photoshop, gaming, view movies & photos, so all-in-all, a multi-tasking machine as I tend to do multiple things at once.

Here are the choices I have come up with,

System 1:

Case: CM rc-690
MOBO: 750i FTW
Video Card: EVGA 8800 GT 512MB
PSU: Corsair 750TX
Processor: Q6600
Memory: CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) xms2
Hard Drive: Western Digital 640GB 7200 RPM
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-S223Q/BEBN - OEM
CPU Cooler: ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball

System 2:

Case: NZXT Apollo
MOBO: 780i SLI FTW
Video Card: GTX 260 896MB
PSU: Cooler Master RP-650-PCAR 650W
Processor: Q9550
Memory: OCZ Platinum 4GB (PC2 8000)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB 7200 RPM
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-S223F
CPU Cooler: Tuniq Tower 120 CPU Cooler 120mm LED

I would think it is a night and day choice between the two, with option 2 being the dominate. I want to see if you guys think it is worht the extra money. As option 2 is pushing my budget but I will spend that and only that much.
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To be honest the difference would not be that huge, the perrformance of system 1 will allready be so good that any better would be hard to notice unless you thrash your computer with CPU intensive apps all the time and have a big monitor with a very high resolution(1900x1200 or more).

I would say one is a good buy you can always upgrade later, although I would maybe switch the mobo to an Intel P45 and maybe a 4850 for graphics that should give a good middle ground and give better upgradability.
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