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Gaming Computer No.1 8 72.73%
Gaming Computer No.2 3 27.27%
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Old 09-07-2008, 12:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which gaming PC should I go with?

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.

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Gaming Computer No.1

CPU / Processor:
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
Price - $189.99

Video Card:
Newegg.com - ASUS EAH4850/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Price - $152.99

Motherboard:
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TPower I45 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
RAM / Memory:
Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Price (Combo Deal) - $282.98

Hard Drive:
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Price - $74.99

Power Supply:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
Price - $109.09

Computer Case:
NZXT Lexa Blackline ATX Mid-Tower Case LEX-201 at TigerDirect.com
Price - $99.99

Monitor:
Samsung Touch of Color T220 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor - 2ms, 20000:1 (Dynamic), 1680x1050 (WSXGA+), DVI, RoseBlack at TigerDirect.com
Price - $299.99

Operating System:
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - Operating Systems
Price - $99.99

DVD / CD Burner:
Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners
Price - $29.99

Total Price - $1340.00 (excluding shipping prices)
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Gaming Computer No.2

CPU / Processor:
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
Price - $189.99

Video Card:
Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1262-AR GeForce GTX 260 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Price - $249.99

Motherboard:
Newegg.com - EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i FTW SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Price - $169.99

RAM / Memory:
Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Price - $107.99

Hard Drive:
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Price - $74.99

Power Supply:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
Price - $109.09

Computer Case:
NZXT Lexa Blackline ATX Mid-Tower Case LEX-201 at TigerDirect.com
Price - $99.99

Monitor:
Samsung Touch of Color T220 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor - 2ms, 20000:1 (Dynamic), 1680x1050 (WSXGA+), DVI, RoseBlack at TigerDirect.com
Price - $299.99

Operating System:
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - Operating Systems
Price - $99.99

DVD / CD Burner:
Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners
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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Old 09-07-2008, 01:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you've got the money, go for the 2nd one, the gtx260 will outperform the hd 4850.
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If you've got the money, go for the 2nd one, the gtx260 will outperform the hd 4850.
Or he could buy a 4870 for the first one rather than a 4850.

For a "22 monitor though a 4850 should be fine.
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Go with build 1 but change the card to a 4870.


You didn't need to make 2 threads.
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Build 1, thats a cheap 4850
and btw that samsung monitor is awesome
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PC #1 for sure.

And like Redmoon said, keep your posts in one thread if it's the same topic.
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#1 Because of the Motherboard. The most important part of the system. (Well maybe the PSU is).

Anyone else think that we are going to eventually have everyone with the same setup?? Its always the BioStar I45, with the 3ghz+ Wolfdale or 2.8ghz Q9550, then the good old Corsair 750w, and Reapers. But then again, they are the best...
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yeah just change the first build to a 4870, also swap the seagate for a WD 640gb, they in write speeds.

otherwise great build!
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Anyone else think that we are going to eventually have everyone with the same setup?? Its always the BioStar I45, with the 3ghz+ Wolfdale or 2.8ghz Q9550, then the good old Corsair 750w, and Reapers. But then again, they are the best...
lol, eventually everyone will have the same set up.
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no, i change stuff/companies too much.
and nosboost...that dude never has a piece of gear long enough for the thermal paste to cure lol...
and gurusan changes CPUs like underwear...
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