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Old October 20, 2009, 09:42 PM
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Default i7 or PH2 (help me decide)

Alright I have an opportunity to get a computer but I'd have to decide between the 2 and can only get/keep 1!

So which would be better for folding and gaming overall :

CPU : i7 920 2.67GHz processor (d-stepping)
MotherBoard : Intel Smackover Motherboard DX85SO
RAM : 6GB high performance G-Skill RAM
HD : 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200
DVD : Sony Multi-DVD Writer
Video Card : EVGA GTX260 896MB vRAM
PSU : 750W Rocketfish Modular Power Supply Unit
CASE : Thermaltake Armour Steel Full Tower Chassis


MotherBoard : Asus M3A32-MVP Deluxe
CPU : AMD Phenom II 940 @ 3GHz
HardDrive : Seagate 500GB HD
Video Card : XFX GTS250 512MB
DVD ROM : LG 22x DVD Burner
PSU : OCZ GamersXtreme 700W PSU

Besides the Video Card and HD is their realy that much of a difference between the i7 and the PH2 performance? Thanks guys!

Comp1 (Mine) : ASUS P9X79 LE, 3960X, 16GB Corsair Vengence 1333, PNY 770 4GB, OCZ Vertex3 240GB, OCZ Vertex3 480GB, 600GB VelociRaptor, Corsair 1000HX, Cool Master Cosmos 2

Comp2 (Wife's) : ASUS Sabertooth P67, i7 2700K, 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1866, 1TB HD, 2TB HD, EVGA 660, Corsair 1000HX, HAF 922

Comp3 (Kids) : ASUS P8P67 Pro, i7 2700K, 8GB 1866 GSkill, Gigabyte 770, Crucial M4 120GB, OCZ Vertex3 240GB,1TB WD Black, Antec 850W, Antec 120
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Old October 20, 2009, 10:58 PM
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Between these two systems I would take the i7 build because of the video card.
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Old October 20, 2009, 11:00 PM
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Hands down i7, its a much more expensive rig to begin with too.

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Old October 21, 2009, 04:54 AM
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I'd go with the i7 since you can fold on up to 8 threads if you choose to, can probably overclock your D0 to 4GHz very easily and get even more performance from it, and the GTX260 is a nice superior card then the 250 for gaming
Here I am: here I remain
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Old October 21, 2009, 12:45 PM
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i just don't understand why you are going with the 250 on the phenom and the 260 for i7 but if you were to ask myself i would go phenom unless price isn't an option for you but in my case it always is:( p.s. make sure if you get the 260 you get the new gen i heard nothing but bad things from the old ones the 216's i believe it is
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Old October 21, 2009, 12:56 PM
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dude, thats no comparison.

the I7 is a sure WIN in every way, did you even have to ask
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Old October 21, 2009, 01:01 PM
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The 260 > 250. The i7 > Phenom 2.
Win in both CPU, GPU AND hard drive capacity.
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