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Buying new pc, need advice

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cc88, May 2, 2010.

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  1. cc88

    cc88 Thread Starter

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    Specs #1

    Processor Intel Core i7 960(3.2GHz)
    Memory 12GB DDR3 1600
    Hard Drive 1.5TB SATAII Optical Drive 1 24X DL DVD+/-RW Drive Graphics ATI Radeon HD5870 1GBPower Supply 800W
    Optical Drive 1 24X DL DVD+/-RW Drive
    Graphics ATI Radeon HD5870 1GB
    800W PSU

    price: $2060

    Specs #2

    PROCESSORIntel® Core™ i7 930 (2.8GHz, 8MB Cache)
    MEMORY 6GB DDR3 1333MHz (3x 2GB) Tri Channel Memory
    HARD DRIVE1.5TB - SATA, 3Gb/s, 7,200 RPM, 32MB Cache HDD
    OPTICAL DRIVE Single Drive: 24X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability
    VIDEO CARD Dual 1.8GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 260 - SLI® Enabled
    power supply 1000W

    price: $2300


    My question is simply what is better
     
  2. JohnWill

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    Well, I'd rather have the Intel Core i7 960 equipped one for the processor power. Obviously, the dual graphics cards in SLI probably tip the balance for that system. Why not put the faster processor with the dual SLI graphics cards?
     
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    interested in what you are using the PC for with 12GB of memory
     
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