Re: First time building computer help
Surely those two systems aren't in the same price league? And if this is a gaming system then you want to place the GPU above everything. That means a HD 3870 or an 8800GT minimum.
We need to know your budget and if you will be overclocking or not?
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE @ 4.0GHz + TU120E lapped - MSI 770-CD45 AM3 - 2x2GB OCZ DDR3 1333MHz - Sapphire HD 4870 - Samsung Spinpoint 500GB 7200RPM 16MB cache HDD - Tagan TG600-BZ Piperock - (Currently open test bed) - Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit.