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Old September 8, 2009, 12:42 PM
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Default I5 750 vs. Phenom II 955

Up until last night I was sure of the parts I was going to use for my new gaming build.... (playing 1920x1080)

Then of course intel's I5 released and now I'm left with quite the predicament. I have a $1095 budget for the computer not including the peripherals I'm buying.

Here is what I have to choose between:

Common Parts:
WD caviar black 640GB (PM'd to $74.99)
samsung sata 22x dvd drive ($30.00)
CM storm scout (PM'd to $104.89)
OCZ 550w fatal1ty modular psu ($75.00)
xfx 1gb 4890 ($224.00)
CM hyper 212 plus ($25.00) Total: $534

Phenom Build Parts:
AMD phenom II x4 955 (PM'd to $219.87)
Gigabyte ud4p ddr3 (PM'd to $120.93)
2x2GB 1600mhz ripjaws 7-7-7-24 (PM'd to $94.66) Total= $435

Intel Build Parts:
NCIX bundle: NCIX.com - Buy NCIX P55 Bundle Deal Core I5 750 2.66GHZ G.SKILL 4GB DDR3-2000 C9 Gigabyte P55-UD4P SLI Motherboard - 750-UD4P-4GB In Canada.
Included- i5 750, ripjaws 2000mhz 9-9-9-27, P55 Gigabyte UD4P + extras Total= $489


Intel Build cost: $1023 AMD Build cost: $969

what to build?
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Old September 8, 2009, 12:54 PM
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I have a few suggestions:

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OCZ 550w fatal1ty modular psu ($75.00)
C'mon. Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies


And at this point AMD is in serious trouble...again. Go with the i5 750.
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Old September 8, 2009, 12:57 PM
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Definitely the i5 man, and switch up that PSU :)
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I appreciate the reply, however the reason I chose that psu is because modular is a must for me.

Do you know any good quality modular psu's for sub $100, if so that would be perfect!

thanks

EDIT: NCIX.com - Buy Antec Truepower New 650W Modular Power Supply ATX12V V2.3 Active PFC 80 Plus SLI Ready 120MM PWM Fan - TP-650 In Canada.

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Old September 8, 2009, 01:13 PM
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PM a few more dollars off;

$69.99 Western Digital Caviar Black (WD6401AALS) 640GB
$212.49 XFX HD-489A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB
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Old September 8, 2009, 02:09 PM
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NCIX.com - Buy Corsair HX620W CMPSU-620HX ATX Triple 12V 50A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply 120MM Fan 2X PCI-E - CMPSU-620HX In Canada.

One heck of a deal. Not sure about the 620 but I have nothing but good to say about the 750TX and 850HX.
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Rule 1: Anything but a Fatal1ty product.
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And if you do not follow Rule 1, then Rule 2: ^^ Sky will give you one helluva spanking..
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Rule 1: Anything but a Fatal1ty product.
Truer words have never been spoken. I literally cringed when I saw that in the parts list lol.
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