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Which system would YOU buy?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by HookeyStreet, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. HookeyStreet

    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    Which one out of these 2 systems (both retailing at £1000) would you go for? You cant change ANY of the specs btw -

    System 1 -

    Case: Antec 900 + 200mm fan
    PSU: OCZ 1010W Quad SLI certified
    Motherboard: Asus P5N-E SLI
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz
    RAM: 2x1GB OCZ PC2-6400 CL 4-4-4-15
    GPU: Point Of View 8800GTX
    HDD: Seagate 750GB
    Sound: 7.1 Onboard

    System 2 -

    Case: Aplus Twin Engine Case - Front 250mm Blue LED Fan, Side 250mm Fan
    MoBo: Asus COMMANDO P965
    HDD: Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATA II 7200RPM 16MB Cache
    ROM: NEC Optiarc AD-7170S-0B 18x DVD±RW/DL/RAM Serial ATA Black
    RAM: 2x 1GB OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz NVIDIA SLI™ Ready Edition Dual Channel
    PSU: Seasonic M12 700W Modular
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4GHz 1066MHz) Socket 775 L2 8MB Cache
    Sound: Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio
    GFX: Nvidia 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 Dual DVI PCI-E

    Please answer with just, system 1 or system 2. Thanx :D
     
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  2. DRDNA

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    system 2 ...Only because of the 1010watt OCZ PSU in system 1 is total garbage....OCZ does not make a decent PSU any more...THEY NOW MAKE GARBAGE WITH A HUGE AZZ RIPPLE THAT WILL DROWN(drown=kill) YOU AND YOUR RIG AND YOUR HARDWARE AND YOUR NEIGHBORS!!!
     
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    System 2.

    :toast:
     
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    system 2, though the case would make me ill
     
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    System 2. The motherboard is better- the most important part of a computer.
     
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    oh oh #2 for sho.. 500gigs will do you well than if you need more later you could get another.. thier always on sale, in Canada atleast. I just ordered one for $99
     
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  7. pt

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    nuber 2 for me too, 'cause of case, mobo and psu mostly
     
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    System 2, better PSU and mobo for sure.
     
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  9. cdawall

    cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    #2 OCZ=crap PSU
     
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    Just dont get 1 500GB HDD, get 2 HDDs. 1 with 120GB space for Windows and downloads and 1 with 320GB+ space for backup and games. That way if you wanna format or even if one goes down the other will still be ok :)
     
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    system #2
     
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    system 2..
     
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  13. HookeyStreet

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    actully guys Im not buying a new system (Ive only just put this one together lol)

    Ben Clarke (another TPU member) and I had a little challenge going on, basically, build a good gaming sytem for a grand. System 1 was his build, system 2 was mine, and has I thought, mine would be the better of the 2 ;)
     
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  14. pt

    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    i was about to bet, it was a challenge between you and benclarke :p
     
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    #2, it's got a x-fi sound card.
     
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    number 2 bro... the psu in #1 is silly
     
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    I sure hope you are sharing the winnings with everyone that voted for #2 :toast::rockout:
     
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    system 2 rulz
     
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    A grand in POUNDS, right? Because in dollars, that system right there would easily be 1700-2000.

    Either that or you're getting everything off Ebay and pirating Windows :laugh:.

    And I'd take system 2.
     
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    system 2 for sure. jump on that bandwagon.
     
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    stop dissing OCZ PSU's :( this whole ripple crap doesnt affect most of their PSU's, or i wouldnt be getitng high OC's off their weaker product lines (i havent used the 1KW PSU, but the gameXstreams are just fine)

    I'd have chosen #1 if it had a weaker PSU and the X-fi, it'd almost be my system then, and i know its fast and OC's well whilst being stable.

    SInce i cant choose, #2 is it.
     
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    2. x-fi beats the crap out of onboard
     
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    2168.38 at the current rate.

    ebuyer.co.uk, and Windows would be OEM.

    Bah.


    But I'll keep in mind what's posted here.... less powerful PSU's, and better mobo's. I completly forgot the Commando was out...
     
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    System Two. :p But BOTH of yous could do with a so called "PSU Downgrade". Swap it for a Corsair 620. Hmm... ill compete :p

    Processor: Core 2 Duo Q6600
    Memory: 2x1GB G.SKILL PC6400 4-4-4-12
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-NF6-DS4
    GPU: EVGA 8800GTX 786MB
    Hard Drive: Seagate 500GB SATAII
    Case: Performance one ANTEC 900
    PSU: Corsair 620W
    Optical Drives: 2xSATAII LG DVD+RW+DL+RAM

    Audio is onboard due to the issues surrounding non intergrated solutions.
     
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