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Which will you pick? Why?


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Maverickwck

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Hi ya, people, Im getting a new PC, but im with limited budget
So these are the two pc specs planned by my friends.
The both specs are at the same price!
Which one will you guys pick?? and Why??
If you dont mind, write me a compare list

Specs - A
  • Phenom II X4 955 (quad 3.2GHz)
  • Radeon 5770 Graphics
  • WD Caviar Black 1TB
  • Corsair DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 (Dual Channel) 2GB x 2
  • Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
  • CoolerMaster 500W PSU
  • Coolermaster storm scout
  • Samsung DVD-RW

Specs - B
  • Intel i7-950
  • Kingston 2GB DDR3 x 2
  • Samsung 1TB 7200RPM
  • MSI R6850 1GB DDR5 Graphics
  • Gigabyte P55-UD3L
  • Coolermaster Storm Scout
  • Silverstone 500W PSu
  • Samsung DVD-RW

:D ;) HELP OUT PLEASE!!! ;) ;)
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mkau

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i7, no question about it. I'd consider a higher wattage PSU, maybe a 650w from Corsair or Seasonic for that build though.
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The i7 processor on its own is two and a half times the price of the Phenom.

The 5770 Graphics is two thirds of the cost of the 6850 Graphics on their own.

Something isn't right. Just on the two key components here there is a huge difference in price. The two systems cannot be the same price for what they are.
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Petrachih

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I have a few tips for you.
1. Go on Newegg and look at CPU+RAM, CPU+Mobo, etc, etc.. combinations. You can save up to $60 if you can manage to find combinations that suit you.
2. Unlock a Phenom x2 555 to a quad-core and you'll get the equivalent of a quad 945 (higher if OC) for 60 dollars less.
3. If you're on a budget, then the i7 isn't exactly what you're looking for. Nothing against Intel, they're just more expensive.
4. Go for at least 4GB of ram, especially if you'll be gaming/running windows 7.
5. When it comes to GPUs, a 5-10% overclock could bump them up to their bigger brother (e.g. 5750 Overclocked is similar to a 5770)

Edit:
NOTE: Unlocking is not always successful and overclocking requires more cooling

Edited by Petrachih, 12 January 2011 - 03:11 PM.

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Maverickwck

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It is the same price, because my fren get it with staff price
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It is the same price, because my fren get it with staff price

Most likely cause of a sponsorship or something of the sort..i7 doesn't come cheap.
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