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Which gaming rig is better.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by vincebaby, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. vincebaby New Member

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    Hi,
    I'm trying to decide which gaming to get.
    can people leave their opinions to help me cose.
    1st gaming PC:
    CPU

    AMD Phenom 9500 Quad Core 2.2GHz HT3 3600MHz 512KBx4 L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache AM2+
    CPU Cooler

    PlayTech LCLC custom CPU water cooling with 12cm Radiator fan
    Operating System

    Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit OEM Edition with 60day Microsoft Office 2007 Trial (or Windows XP Pro OEM upon request)
    Memory

    G.SKILL 2GB kit (1GB x 2) DDR2-800 (PC-6400) CL4-4-3-5 low latency memory
    Motherboard

    PlayTech approved AMD 790FX CrossFire X ready Motherboard
    Hard Drive 1

    500GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7,200 RPM w/ 16MB Cache
    Graphics

    ATI Radeon HD3870 512MB 256-bit GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready CrossFire X Supported
    Audio

    High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio
    Optical Drive

    18X Dual Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Burner LightScribe w/ Nero Software
    Network

    Intergrated 10/100/1000 GB Network
    Power Supply

    SILVERSTONE SST-KL02B-W Black Aluminum front with Window (no window option available too)
    Case

    Silverstone Decathlon DA750 High Performance 750W ATX 12V Power Supply
    Lighting

    Your Choice of Neon Cathode Lighting: Blue / Red / Green / Gold / Platinum

    1x Audio, 1x Mic, 2x USB2.0, 1x 1394
    Back Connection

    4 x USB 2.0, 7.1 AUDIO/MIC, 2 x DVI, 1 x Network, 2 x eSATA
    Dimension

    203 mm (W) x 436 mm (H) x 474mm (D)

    Or the 2nd PC:

    CPU

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz Kentsfield 1066MHz FSB 8MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad Core Processor
    CPU Cooler

    PlayTech LCLC custom CPU water cooling with 12cm Radiator fan
    Operating System

    Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit OEM Edition with 60day Microsoft Office 2007 Trial (or Windows XP Pro OEM upon request)
    Memory

    G.SKILL 2GB kit (1GB x 2) DDR2-800 (PC-6400) CL4-4-3-5 low latency memory
    Motherboard

    PlayTech approved nForce 680i SLI INTEL LGA775 Motherboard
    Hard Drive 1

    500GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7,200 RPM w/ 16MB Cache
    Graphics

    PlayTech approved Nvidia Geforce 8800GTS 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E 2.0 SLI Ready Video Card
    Audio

    High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio
    Optical Drive

    18X Dual Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Burner LightScribe w/ Nero Software
    Network

    Dual Intergrated 10/100/1000 GB Network
    Power Supply

    Silverstone Decathlon DA750 High Performance 750W ATX 12V Power Supply
    Case

    SILVERSTONE SST-KL02B-W Black Aluminum front with Window (no window option available too)
    Lighting

    Your Choice of Neon Cathode Lighting: Blue / Red / Green / Gold / Platinum

    1x Audio, 1x Mic, 2x USB2.0, 1x 1394
    Back Connection

    4 x USB 2.0, 7.1 AUDIO/MIC, 2 x DVI, 2 x Network
    Dimension

    203 mm (W) x 436 mm (H) x 474mm (D)

    Thanks.

    :respect:Metallica
     
  2. jpaulson344 New Member

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    I feel that this question is bad. ur gonna get totally biased answers. this just brings up the fight b/w amd and intel/ati and nvidia. your just creating a mad house of idiots man
     
  3. ktr

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    The most logical answer to this is to go with the intel/nvidia setup.
     
  4. JrRacinFan

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    It doesn't matter both are nice setups, except for gross vista!
     
  5. tzitzibp

    tzitzibp New Member

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    My personal choice would be the second intel/nvidia system, with the only difference of using 2x8800gt in sli insteed of the gts... by the way this sli set up mark about as much as one 8800gtx with less power consumption and for about 100$ less.

    in any case they are both great systems....

    :respect: R.J.DIO :rockout:
     
  6. Triprift

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    Definitly jpaulson344 i personally would say the intel/nvidia system but only cus im a fan
     
  7. I currently have an AMD based system, but if I could afford.. I would build a kick ass Intel based system. Oh, and I totally agree that Vista anyone can do without.
     
  8. Paulieg

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    Well, I'm no fanboy in either direction. I go where the power and performance is. The numbers just don't lie. Right now, Intel based systems are just better. Same goes for Video cards, right now Nvidia is just the performance king. So, all common sense says go for the second system you listed.
     
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    2nd PC
     
  10. panchoman

    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    #2, sadly intel is way at the top of the cpu game, no point in getting phenoms untill amd gets their crap together and releases fixed up phenoms.
     
  11. Mediocre

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    First off, WELCOME TO TPU, stay for a while :D

    Run with that second PC all day. As paul said, numbers don't lie, and at stock speeds its just plain faster. Now when you get into overclocking, the performance margin widens considerably with that Q6600 capable of 3ghz easy. Most can do 3.2-3.4 on AIR...

    Sweet systems....are they the same price? AMD/ATI usually does quite well in the price to performance ratio...if its hundreds cheaper, go with AMD/ATI...

    :toast:

    And ffs:
    This stuff pisses me off (smashing my windshield this morning doesn't help my mood either). If you think every thread about AMD/Intel is going to 'create a mad house of idiots', go to some other more 'mature' forum (if you can find such a place). I see from your join date that your vast knowledge of this forums makes it acceptable for you to make these sweeping generalizations.

    Very rarely do I see the idiots that you refer to. And once they become idiots, they usually get banned...shit even great members have been banned for being complete idiots.

    No hard feelings, it was a simple post, but do you HAVE to do that to NEW members? There is no reason to give people a bad impression of this place for no reason....it would have been nice if you at least posted your opinion pertaining to this thread...

    /end rant;
     
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  12. JC316

    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    2nd rig for sure. It will decimate the first.
     
  13. mandelore

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    well... intel yes.. but why side ATI with AMD and nv with intel?

    ATI cards work equally nice on intel platforms.

    the intel cpu for sure, but the card, well thats down to personal preference

    and for vista, stop moaning about it (aiming at one or two individuals) as its perfectly fine for gaming, so i ask for you to politely pull that zipper on your lips, as you obviously are jumping on that flimsy misguided bandwagon :rolleyes:

    edit: and yes, i have used both, and yes, i prefer Vista, and yes, Im a gaming nut :p
     
  14. JC316

    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    Oh yeah, i like my Vista 64 bit better than I did my XP. I got an increase in performance in my applications.
     
  15. Cold Storm

    Cold Storm Battosai

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    I'd say the 2nd rig... Right now its not the time for anything AMD... I wanted to think it was time, but I think after a few more months it will be..
     
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    I would go with the AMD system but thats because I support AMD/ATi.

    But best performance will come out of the Intel/nVidia setup.

    P.S you may want another HDD and dual boot Vista/XP
    This way you can see the difference in performance but I do have to say Vista is getting there in 3Dmark.
     
  17. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

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    Intel rig fer shure.

    I'd prefer the intel rig with the 3870 tho'
     
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    I'd definately go with the intel rig, dunno about that custom water cooling kit they're giving you though, what's included?
     
  19. Davidelmo New Member

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    2nd rig has better performance, but if you tell us how much each would cost that might a better idea about which is better VALUE
     
  20. JrRacinFan

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    Sorry for that mandelore, I'd rather stay away from Vista for now until a service pack is released.
     
  21. das müffin mann

    das müffin mann New Member

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    i would go for intel with an ati card you maybe a 2900 or a 3870
     
  22. mandelore

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    hey, to each their own ;)
     
  23. Snipe343

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    I support AMD but i would have to say the 2nd one because phenoms are not really good right now
     
  24. hat

    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    Rig 2, definately.
     
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    Take Rig1, take an extra hard-drive, strip your drives across RAID 0, get good performance and end-up saving money too. :p

    It's just a matter of one or two dozen frames per second if you ask me....typically or at the most about 15% difference in the fps. you'll end up spending that extra $$ for just that. Else Rig1 has all the features you'll ever need, just take an extra hdd, if you wish and RAID 0 them.
     

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