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Old 05-27-2010, 11:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which computer is a better build for its price?

I have a $1200 limit and I was wondering what's the best gaming rig I could build for that amount. These are two builds I've come up with.


-EVGA GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 012-P3-1470-AR Video Card $349.99

-LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support $28.99

-Thermaltake Element G VL10001W2Z Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
-ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
-OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7
-AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor Model HDT55TFBGRBOX
-G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
-Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive
$624.99
Grand Total: $1,003.97




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-Antec Nine Hundred Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window $99.95

-Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $74.99

-LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support $28.99

-ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
-Intel Core i7-930 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
$503.98

-G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
-EVGA GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 012-P3-1470-AR Video Card
$444.98

Grand Total: $1,152.89
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I would go for the first one.
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I would go with the i7, it has better performance than the Phenom X6 even if it is only quad core. I would also recommend an ATi Radeon HD 5870 instead of the GTX470, the 5870 generally gets significantly better performance for the same price.
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the 5870 generally gets significantly better performance for the same price.
I thought they were pretty much the same now that the GTX470 has non-release-date drivers?
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