I 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
- 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
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.
your graphics card is overkill unless you run multi monitor
me, i hate nvidia, but thats a personal issue
ive never had a amd cpu but id go for a quad core i5 with turbo boost and a 5870 ati gfx card.. again unless you run multi monitor or higher than 1920 resolutions.. and i hope that price includes a monitor!!
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