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Old 06-10-2011, 02:13 AM   #1
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Default Trying To Decide Between Two Rigs; Need Help!

I've widdled my choices down to these two gaming rigs, which vary in price and components. For each price given against the hardware, which is a better buy overall?

Rig No. 1:

Operating systemGenuine Windows 7 Home Premium [64-bit]edit
Processor
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-970 six-core [3.2GHz, 1.5MB L2 + 12MB shared L3 cache]edit
Memory 12GB DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM [4 DIMMs]edit
Hard drive
2TB RAID 0 (2 x 1TB SATA HDDs) - performanceedit
Office software
No additional office softwareedit
Security software
Norton Internet Security(TM) 2011 - 15 monthedit
Graphics card
1GB DDR5 Radeon HD 6850 [2 DVI, 2 mini-DP, HDMI. VGA adapter] edit
Power Supply
460W Power supply
Primary optical driveSuperMulti DVD Burneredit
Networking
Premium Wireless-N LAN cardedit
Productivity ports
15-in-1 memory card reader, 2 USB, audioedit
TV & entertainment experienceNo TV Tuneredit
Sound Card Integrated soundedit
Keyboard and Mouse
Premium HP keyboard and optical mouseedit Your additional options:
Click edit to modify. NOTE: These items are in stock and will ship immediately.
MonitorHP 2511x 25-inch LED Monitoredit
SpeakersLogitech Z506 5.1 Speaker System edit

Overall Price: $2079.99

Rig No. 2:

Operating systemGenuine Windows 7 Home Premium [64-bit] edit
ProcessorAMD Phenom(TM) II X6 1100T six-core processor [3.3GHz, 3MB L2 + 6MB L3 shared]edit
Memory
16GB DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM [4 DIMMs]edit
Hard drive
1TB RAID 1 (2 x 1TB SATA HDDs) - data securityedit
Office softwareNo additional office softwareedit
Security software
Norton Internet Security(TM) 2011 - 15 monthedit
Graphics card
1GB DDR5 Radeon HD 6850 [2 DVI, 2 mini-DP, HDMI. VGA adapter]edit
Primary optical drive SuperMulti DVD Burneredit
Networking
Premium Wireless-N LAN card and Bluetooth(R )(2x2)edit
Productivity ports15-in-1 memory card reader, 2 USB, audioedit
TV & entertainment experience
No TV Tuneredit
Sound Card
Integrated soundedit
Keyboard and Mouse
Premium HP keyboard and optical mouseeditYour additional options:
Click edit to modify. NOTE: These items are in stock and will ship immediately.
MonitorHP 2511x 25-inch LED Monitoredit
Speakers
Logitech Z506 5.1 Speaker Systemedit



Overall price: $1,829.96

Ignore Norton, that's coming off. The Power Supply will also be upped to meet the needs of each individual system.
All in all, which is a better purchase? Is the difference in processors what effects the price so greatly?
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Old 06-10-2011, 01:01 PM   #2
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Default Re: Trying To Decide Between Two Rigs; Need Help!

In my opinion you have pretty close to two alike systems. Intel is normally a little more expensive but in my experience only because it's a brand name and more people are familiar with Intel specs.

It were me I would go with the one with more RAM and less cost
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