Which of these Desktops looks better..?

  AliB_1973 09:27 30 Jan 10
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Help please..! Trying to decide between the key features listed below, on a new build. Not really a serious gamer, but would certainly be using it for watching, editing, burning HD video / blu-ray. (Not included the optical drives or monitor in the below...).

Key questions I need help on..

- Is the quad core AMD a good bet vs. the more expensive Intel? Is an i3 a better comparison?
- Is the graphics card adequate?
- Is W7 64bit worth bothering with, or would 32bit do?

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AMD PHENOM II X4 925 SOCKET AM3 (2.80GHz/8MB CACHE)
4GB CORSAIR XMS3 DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz
ASUS® M4A77TD: DUAL DDR3, S-ATA II, 2 x PCIe x16, 1 x PCIe x1, 3 x PCI
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
512MB ATI RADEON™ HD 4650 PCI EXPRESS
Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ Xtreme Audio
450W Quiet Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan
SUPER QUIET 22dBA TRIPLE COPPER HEATPIPE CPU COOLER

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Intel® Core™i5 Processor i5-750 (2.66GHz) 8MB Cache
4GB CORSAIR XMS3 DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz
ASUS® P7P55D DELUXE: DDR3, S-ATA II, 3 x PCI-Ex, 2 x PCI
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
512MB ATI RADEON™ HD 4650 PCI EXPRESS
Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ Xtreme Audio
450W Quiet Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan
SUPER QUIET 22dBA TRIPLE COPPER HEATPIPE CPU COOLER

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  jack 09:42 30 Jan 10

For now stick to 32 bit operating system- there is not enough 64 bit software out there to make it worthwhile.
As for the rest- what ever fits the content of your wallet
The rest of the techno babble is only there to confuse.
It is called 'Marketing by Confusion'
Offert the punter so much choice they will make the wrong decision.

  Andsome 10:07 30 Jan 10

Go to a good local shop that builds computers. Talk over your requirements,what you want to use it for mainly etc, and let him quote. You will not get so called freebies such as six months Norton, or trials for this and that, just a bare bones system that you can put your own choice of software on. INSIST on a full installation disc. Personally, I would NEVER buy a branded computer.

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