New Rig

  bobsock 13:46 19 Sep 10
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am buying a new PC, used primarily for gaming.
I have concluded with 2 options, with relatively similar prices. I'm concentrating on the main pieces of equipment here, both come with the same optical drive, wireless card, hard drive and a free 6gb usb pen drive.

1 ---
- intel core i5 670 (2x 3.46Ghz)
- Asus P7P55D Deluxe P55
- 8GB corsair memory DDR3 1600
- Nvidia GTX480
- Scorpion HDT-S1283 cooler
- Power cool 650w
- win 7 home 64 bit

-- > £1287.48

2 ---

- AMD Phenom II 965 (x4 3.4ghz)
- asus M4A89GTD pro 890gx
- 8GB corsair DDR 1600
- ATI Radeon HD 5970 2GB
- Scorpion HDT-S1283 cooler
- Powercool 650w
- win 7 home 64bit

--> 1208.74

from what i can make out, the Phenom is quad core which will (in theory) be better for future game releases as they start utilizing all 4 cores. However the i5 has a better motherboard option, and most games are optimised for Nvidia cards.

what do you think?

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