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Which PC should I buy? Please help

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I would like to get in to PC gaming and am torn between these two machines.
Here are their specs:

CPU - Intel Sandy Bridge Quad Core i5 2500k 3.3GHz 6MB LGA1155 cache

Motherboard - Intel P67/H67 Express Chipset, Support for DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules, USB3+SATA3, support crossfireX

Memory - 4GB Dual Channel, DDR3-1333

Hard Disk - 1TB, 7200rpm SATA3 HDD

GPU - nVidia Geforce GTX 570 1280MB GDDR5 320bit

Case - Aywun GAME Series G06 Black mid tower ATX case with side window

Power Supply - 600W ATX PSU

or

CPU - Intel Core i7 2600k Sandy Bridge 3.4Ghz/3.8Ghz Quad Core LGA 1155 8MB Cache

Motherboard - B3 Revision Intel H67 Motherboard, LGA 1155 , 4x DDR3 slots, ESATA, Raid

Memory - 8GB DDR3 1333 (4GB X2 dual channel )

Hard Drive - Seagate 1TB ( 1000GB ) SATA3 7200 RPM, 6.0 Gb/s

GPU - ATI HD 6950 2GB GDDR5

Case - RaidMAX Extreme Gaming Case

Power supply - Acbel 610W (660W Max out put) Powersupply, Blue LED 12cm Fan

Your advice will be much appreciated.
Edited by macmac7 - 5/29/11 at 2:59am
post #2 of 5
THe first option, if its cheaper., It should be cheaper by quite a bit, slightly lower spec, but you will never user the extra threads on the 2600k or the extra 4gb ram

but if you want to save even more build it yourself

so for gaming, the first options
but if you will be doing any rendering, encoding, virtualisation? then the second option, but i doubt yo will do any of that
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1st one is gonna be the one for you since you game
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Agreed, you really won't need any more power than the first one has for almost any computer games available.

Are you building the system or buying from an online vendor?
As an aside, I'd encourage building a system. It's really not all that difficult, and can be very satisfying, and members of this community are incredibly helpful and receptive to questions and concerns to help you through the process.

On either note, welcome to computer gaming, you're going to love it
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Originally Posted by antipesto93 View Post
but if you want to save even more build it yourself
Hahaha, I knew it would happen! While I don't disagree, still I knew someone would suggest it.

But yes, the first option
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