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Old 10-17-2009, 02:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ok so im down to two options for a gaming rig.
i5 750 or the i7 920 both around the same price. i5 has better graphics card
which one should i go for? i am planning to do some overclocking aswell

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EVGA Intel X58 SLI LE
Intel Core i7-920 CPU
Noctua NH-U12P
XFX ATI HD 5850
6GB Kit DDR3 2000MHz G.Skill-Trident RAM
G.Skill Falcon MLC SSD 64GB
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB
Samsung SATA DVDRW
Corsair Power Supply TX750W
CoolerMaster HAF 932

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Asus P7P55D-PRO or the MSI P55-GD65 < which mother board should i go for? >
Intel Core i5-750 CPU
Noctua NH-U12P
HIS ATI HD5870
4G Kit DDR3 2000MHz G.Skill-Trident
G.Skill Falcon MLC SSD 64GB
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB
Samsung SATA DVDRW
Corsair Power Supply TX750W
CoolerMaster HAF 932

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also feel free to comment on the parts and recommend anything you think i need to fix

thanks
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Are these pre-built rigs? If so, how much are they?

Would you consider building your own?

And if not, then the second system would be my choice as it has the better graphics card. And with the motherboard choices, at this point, most of the P55 motherboards perform similarly to each other. The only main difference is features. I would go for the ASUS. In my opinion, it's better supported and usually the better overclocker.

If you can switch out the HD 5850 in the first rig for a an HD 5870, then go for that.
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im going to be building this myself

ok then ill maybe save up a bit more and go witht he first build with the 5870 gpu

also i like the msi features
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