Which of these two systems?

  LetchLuthor 22:28 22 Jan 09
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Hi there,

I'm buying a new system but having trouble deciding between these two.
Which one of these would you purchase?

Ebuyer self-build:
*Intel DP35DP Dragon Tail Peak iP35 Socket 775 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard
*Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping (2.4GHz 1066MHz) Socket 775 L2 8MB Cache (2x4MB (4MB per core pair) Retail Boxed Processor
*Corsair 4GB Kit (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL5 Lifetime Warranty
*BFG 9800GT OC Edition 512MB Dual DVI HDTV Out Cuda and PhysX ready PCI-E Graphics Card


Dell Studio XPS™ -(D01SX05):
*Intel® Core™ i7 Processor 920 (2.66GHz, 8MB cache, 4.8GT/sec)
*8192MB (4x1024,2x2048) 1067MHz DDR3 Tri-Channel
*512MB ATI® Radeon® 4850 Graphics card


Both these systems will be loaded with Windows Vista 64-bit.

Can someone please advise which of these would be the best performing system?

The advantage of the first option is as it's a self-build I can customise it right down to things like the case and coolers (Zalman), however by buying the dell it's already done...

Some guidance would be appreciated please?
Many thanks :)

  howard64 11:14 23 Jan 09

personally I like self build - the problem at the moment is with software not written for duo or quad cores. My first core 2 duo was a dissappointment. I did not realise that if you only have 1 prog running it runs at the speed of the single core and you get no benefit from the other core. I had been used to a 3GHz single core and found that the core 2 duo at 2.3GHz was really slow in comparison. Go for the fastest speed you can afford with the quad core or you could be upset.

  CodeMeister 12:57 23 Jan 09

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  nivekh 20:23 16 May 09

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  citadel 20:31 16 May 09

ip35 boards are outdated, ip45 took over ages ago the dell has i7 cpu these are the best you can get.

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