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post #1 of 11
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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 4 GHz 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 - 650W 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 SATA3 7200 RPM, 6.0 Gb/s

GPU - ATI HD 6950 2GB GDDR5

Case - RaidMAX Extreme Gaming Case

Power supply - 700W Powersupply
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The first rig will cost 1660 New Zealand Dollars, and the second, 1775 New Zealand Dollars (Which works out to be $1368.60, and $1,463.42 USD)

Your advice will be much appreciated
Edited by macmac7 - 5/30/11 at 9:50pm
post #2 of 11
Build one (2500k, gtx 570)

has better gpu, probably don't need 8gb of ram or HT so it's just money saved if your not doing things that fully utilize the ram and hyperthreading. The price difference seem's minimal in your country so either machine will work great.

The price's seem high for what your "getting" though, are you able to assemble your own pc? it's simple and you will end up with something better for the same price.
post #3 of 11
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Build one.
^This.
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post #4 of 11
I'd have to say the second one. Better CPU and a video card that's perfectly suited for 1080p gaming. 4GB RAM is not enough for a x64 OS, especially if you wanna run a game + other apps in the background.

Also, it's easier to upgrade the video card than the CPU.
post #5 of 11
First one with a better case (you'll want more than two 120mm case fans).

2500k is perfect for gaming, HT doesn't help hardly at all. Save the money.
GTX 570 will outperform a 6950.
4GB RAM is perfect, lots of HDD space. Looks good.
Also, cheaper is a plus.

Not sure what you mean by "ATX Power Supply." PSUs are one of the most important pieces of a PC seeing as the wrong one could set the thing on fire. You might want to clarify which one you have in mind.

Other than that, this looks great.

EDIT: Rereading the post, sounds like these are prebuilt. Are they? If so, build one is better and if you're up for it you might want to think about building one yourself. It'd probably be cheaper.
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post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yumyums View Post
Build one (2500k, gtx 570)

has better gpu, probably don't need 8gb of ram or HT so it's just money saved if your not doing things that fully utilize the ram and hyperthreading. The price difference seem's minimal in your country so either machine will work great.

The price's seem high for what your "getting" though, are you able to assemble your own pc? it's simple and you will end up with something better for the same price.
This
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post #7 of 11
build one. we're here to guide you through it
post #8 of 11
you posted the exact same thread yesterday?
dont.
Edited by antipesto93 - 5/31/11 at 12:12am
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post #9 of 11
Build your own. Theres a lot of people hewre to help you if you run into a problem. It will be less expensive and have less "bloatware" (aka - crap) that you don't need.

OP: You have a PM. Please take the advice.
Edited by Erick Silver - 5/31/11 at 12:11am
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post #10 of 11
Just build it.

Anybody that has ever seen the brand knows that RAIDMAX is the basically the worst cases you can ever, ever get (after Shaw).

Don't bother with those... build yourself one... 2500K + GTX 570 build would be under $1200 for sure.
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