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08 Feb 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
He's asking about a new PC.
*facepalm*. I know he is asking about an entirely new PC....but he never mentioned what he is who knows!. It's not like an Intel computer always costs $3,000 and and AMD always costs less than $1,500. We don't have enough information to make sweeping statements like you can build what I built and get it a lot cheaper when he didn't mention his price. Granted, maybe we can once we find out price, but without that....I can make no such claims with certainty.

Sometimes I have no idea why I continue to post in certain threads.
An AM3 platform vs an Core i5 platform is a bit cheaper overall.

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08 Feb 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
An AM3 platform vs an Core i5 platform is a bit cheaper overall.
Not always depends upon everything else in the computer.

AMD Phenom II X4 955 at NewEgg $165
Asus M4A79T Deluxe mobo $178
4GB DDR3 1600 RAM $105

Total : $448

intel Core i5-750 at NewEgg $199
Asus ASUS P7H55D-M EVO mobo $125
4GB DDR3 1600 RAM $105

Total : $429
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08 Feb 2010   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

It also depends what his budget is, and preference.

Amd is a good bang for the buck for the most part, but
Intel is the better performer.

Granted Intel cost more sometimes, but you get what you pay for.

meaning, a x4 Phenom at 3.1 will be easily matched or outpaced by Intel at only 2.5Ghz.

So its a personal choice if the extra cost is worth the perfomance.

As for the OPs original question,
What resolution are you gaming at?

If lower resolutions you might be OK... but if 1680x1050 or more, i would def. upgrade the graphics card.
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08 Feb 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

To the original poster, what is your budget and how much does that computer cost you were looking at. it's very hard for us to tell you if you are getting a good deal without that information.
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