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Which computer should I buy?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Attix, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Attix

    Attix New Member

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    Don't have the patience to buy individual parts, or the time. So I'm stuck with two choices.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227125

    OR

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227145


    Games I'll be playing:
    CoD4
    CoD5
    F.E.A.R.
    F.E.A.R. 2
    Gears of War
    Farcry 2
    Crysis
    Battlefield 2
    Counter Strike: Source
    Half Life
    Half Life 2

    All at 1280x1024 resolution.
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    What's wrong with your current specification?
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    I'd get the first one of the two, the Phenom II 920 + 4850 system.
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    Attix New Member

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    Just getting a new one, nothing's really wrong besides the fact that I just want a different system.
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    first one for me

    looks similar to my rig.case wise

    but truthfully your current rig is as good as both of them
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    Darren says thanks.
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    First one definitely.
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    the first one is awsome:rockout:
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    Just buy the Phenom II and plop it in.
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    Is the 580W power supply enough to handle the hardware on the first machine?
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    yes nobody sells a full comp that fries at startup;)
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    Attix New Member

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    Okay I got thinking, if I buy the first one and then later on buy an ATI Radeon HD 4850, would that be a better choice than picking the second one?
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    but the first one already has HD4850:confused:
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    First one is better.. But I don't get why you wont build it. It takes just as long to ship all the parts than it does for the whole PC.
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    i bought my pc too:D(beside the gfx and psu what i already had)
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    Is this thread related to the Aprils fool festivity? Your current rig is more than capable of running all those games you've listed at very high settings.

    As a few people have said already, system 1 is faster than system 2 because it has the Phenom II CPU opposed to the Q8300. System 2 also has a 9600 GT that makes it the less appealing option.


    The 9800 GTX+ and ATI 4850 are at the same performance level, and hence replacing your current 9800 GTX+ for the ATI 4850 is a waste of energy and money and you'll reap little if any benefit.

    Your current rig overall is faster than system 2.

    When analysing your current rig and system 1 they appear to be similar, apart from the CPU difference which will translate a small performance gap for gaming performance. Regardless of your motives spending $859.99 just for a Phenom II 920 is stupid considering that you can spend $225 for a Phenom II 940 BE and drop it in as erocker recommended. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103471

    Edit:

    Anyone that disagrees should consider the ethics/morals involved in swaying one to spend $859.99 a Phenom II 920 opposed to $225!

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