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Old 02-24-2010, 10:39 AM   #1
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Default Which one to Buy?

ok people heres the skinny. i was gonna buy a new computer and i was looking around a lil bit and i narrowed it down to 2 and i was wondering which one you guys think would be the better buy. Ill post the specs for both in here and you guys just let me know what you think,

First i was looking at:HP
Series Pavilion Elite
Model E9290F(AU850AA#ABA)
Recommended Usage Gaming
Processor Intel Core i7-920 2.66GHz
Processor Main Features 64 bit Quad-Core Processor
Cache Per Processor 1MB L2 Cache
Memory 9GB DDR3 1066
Hard Drive 1TB 7200RPM SATA
Optical Drive 1 SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology
Graphics NVIDIA Geforce GTX 260 graphics card with 1.8 GB dedicated graphics memory, 2 DVI ports and support for Microsoft DirectX 10.
Audio Sound card - Integrated
Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-T network interface
Wireless Card Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n
Keyboard HP USB keyboard
Mouse HP USB optical mouse
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Chipset Intel X58
CPU Type Intel Core i7
Installed Qty 1
CPU Speed 920(2.66GHz)
L2 Cache Per CPU 1MB
L3 Cache Per CPU 8MB
CPU Socket Type LGA 1366
CPU Main Features 64 bit Quad-Core Processor
Graphics Interface PCI Express 2.0 x16
Memory Capacity 9GB DDR3
Memory Speed DDR3 1066
Form Factor DIMM 240-pin
Memory Spec 2GB x 3 & 1GB x 3
Memory Slots (Available/Total) 0/6
Maximum Memory Supported 24GB
Hard Drive
HDD Capacity 1TB
HDD Interface SATA
HDD RPM 7200rpm
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type DVD Super Multi
Optical Drive Spec SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology Write: 16x max DVD±R, 12x max DVD±R DL, 8x max DVD+RW, 6x max DVD-RW, 12x max DVD-RAM, 40x max CD-R, 32x max CD-RW. Read: 16x max DVD-ROM, 40x CD-ROM
Audio Chipset Integrated
Audio Channels 8 channels
LAN Chipset Integrated
LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN

or i seen this combo kit:
* Intel Core i7-920 (Bloomfield) 2.66GHz Socket 1366 130W Quad Core Processor (BX80601920) - Retail
* ASUS Intel X58 Express Chipset Socket 1336 ATX Motherboard (P6T) - Retail
* Sapphire Radeon HD 4860 1GB 256bit GDDR5 PCI-E 2.0 x16 (100286L) CrossFireX Certified - Two Retail Units
* OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) low voltage Triple Channel Desktop Memory Kit (OCZ3G1600LV6GK) - Retail
* Seagate Barracuda LP 1.5TB 5900RPM 32MB cache SATA II 3.5" Hard Drive (ST31500841AS) - OEM
* LG Black 24X DVD+/-R 8X DVD+RW 6X DVD-RW SATA 5.25" DL-DVD Burner (GH24NS50) - OEM
* Cooler Master V8 120mm Rifle CPU Cooling Fan (RR-UV8-XBU1-GP) - Retail
* Cooler Master Storm Scout Black Steel/Plastic Mid ATX Tower Case (SGC-2000-KKN1-GP) - Retail
* Cooler Master Silent Pro 600 Series 600Watt ATX12V v2.3 CrossFireX/SLI/80 Plus Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply (RS-600-AMBA-D3) - Retail

i would appreciate your oppinion on which one is the better buy as they are both around the same price.
Thanks in advance people.

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Old 02-24-2010, 04:00 PM   #2
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Default Re: Which one to Buy?

I would strongly suggest you just build your own. The Storm Scout is a fantastic case btw. I would definitely go with a 5850 or 5870 video card if this is for gaming though.
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