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Help choosing a new Gaming System


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Hi, I was looking at these two systems and I would like to know which would be the better buy. They are both a similar price. The main difference is the processor, is the AMD 4 core comparable to the Intel I7 4 Core?

Thanks for any help you can offer.


Custom PC

AMD FX Ultimate Desktop PC AM3+ - AeroCool Strike X Advance White

Processor CPU: AMD FX4170 4.20Ghz 4 Core

CPU Cooling: Antec Performance Cooling

Memory: 16GB DDR3 2133Mhz Ultra

Motherboard: Asus Crosshair V with Thunderbolt

Hard Disk 1: 2 Terabyte UDMA600

Optical Drive 1: Asus 12X BluRay Combo

Video Card 1 Main: Nvidia GeForce GTX680 2GB

Sound Card: Sound Blaster XiFi Onboard

Power Supply: Antec Gamer 900W 80+ Bronze

Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit

Warranty Period: 2 Year Return to Base Warranty

Alienware Aurora

ALX Matte Black 875W Chassis

1 Processor : Intel Core i7-3820 (Four Core, 10MB Cache) 3.60GHz

1 Memory : 16384MB (4x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 Quad Channel

1 Media Card Reader : Alienware 19-in-1 Media card reader

1 Hard Drive : 2TB SATA 6Gb/s (7200RPM) 32MB Cache

1 Optical Drive : DVD+/-RW (Read/Write) 24x

1 Power Cord : UK 250V

1 Graphics : 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GTX 680

1 Audio : Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Sound Card

1 Operating System : English Windows 7 SP1 Professional (64 BIT)

1 Standard Service - 1 year of Next Business Day coverage included with your PC

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