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Which system will be better

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  1. Greywolf55555 New Member

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    Hello All,
    I finally have gotten the powers that are to agree to letting me buy new components for a clean build( within reason, no intel), so I have decided on one of the following. Gaming( dont tell) and basic surfing as well as some photo shopping and all that crap.

    system 1
    AMD Phenom II x4 940 Deneb 3.0 Ghz AM2+ DDR2
    Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-UD4H AM2+


    system 2
    AMD Phenom II x4 810 2.6 Ghz AM3
    Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P AM3 DDR3

    Both systems will have(already have these)
    Antec 900 case
    Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650W
    Barracuda 1.5 HD
    Basic optic drive


    now for the questions:
    which system is going to be better now and down the road
    what kind of memory will be best
    what kind of video will I need

    $500 spending limit for cpu, mobo, memory, vid card

    thanks for looking
     
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    I would choose the AM3 for compatibility purposes with later processors.
     
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    Swap that 810 for a 720 and go for that. But get the ASUS 790GX instead.
     
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    +1 but i would rather get the gigabyte 790x
     
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    Thanks everyone,

    OK so then a
    Phenom II 720
    790 GX mobo

    What memory and a vid card?
     
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    HD 4870 and Crucial 4gb 1066mhz DDR3
     
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    x3 will be better in the short term has more cache has unlocked multiplier could have 4th unlock able core

    as for boards i dunno what am3 boards are around but dont go gigabyte they look cheap and featureless to me, asus are dear and sometimes a cheaper board might be a s good its all about searching for the right one
     
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    thats it and either go 4870 or 4850 1gb please
     
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    get kingston hyperx ram. Is the best (at least for me :D)
     
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