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Old 11-15-2009, 09:33 AM   #1
LTH80
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Default Buying new system ....but which one!?!?! (i5 vs i7)

i'm buying a new system (FINALLY) and I'm having trouble deciding which one.
Here they are...

System number 1
Specifications
Processor Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 750
Motherboard Intel P55 Chipset
Graphics AMD ATI Radeon HD4890 / 1G of GDDR5 memory
Memory 2x2G 1600MHz DDR3 gaming memory
Hard Drive 500GB 7200RPM SATA
Optical Drive 22x DVD+/-RW
Chassis Velocity IW-C583T Mid Tower
Power Supply 500W Power Supply (3x18A on 12V)
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit


System number 2
Specifications
Processor Intel® Core™ i7 Processor 920
Motherboard Intel X58 Chipset (x16, or x8 + x8)
Graphics nVidia GTX260 SC with 896MB memory
Memory 3x2G 1600MHz DDR3 gaming memory
Hard Drive 500GB 7200RPM SATA
Optical Drive 22x DVD+/-RW
Chassis ANTEC Nine Hundred Ultimate Gamer Case
Power Supply 850W Power Supply
Operating System Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit


Obv I save some money on the first one and I get a really capable machine. But i'm thinking in a year and half or two years am I going to wish I spent a little more and got the better system, faster CPU and better graphics card???

Is it worth it spend that much more on the processor? The socket for the i5 is actaully newer, so does that mean it will be more upgradable? which one will likely be more upgradeable??? ...because I could spend the extra money on a second video card instead.

Just wondering what the more knowledgeable ppl think about it, thanks in advance
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