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    Which is the better pc, both same price

    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
    AMD PHENOM Quad Core 9950 Processor
    4096MB Corsair DDR II Memory
    750GB SATA II Seagate Data Storage
    NEC 7200 Multi Format DVD/CD ReWriter
    nVidia GeForce 9800GT 1024MB PCI Express Graphics Card
    7.1 High Definition Surround Sound
    ASUS Deluxe Motherboard
    Multi Format Memory Card Reader
    DVD/CD ROM Drive
    10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
    12 x USB2 Ports
    Hanns G 19 Widescreen TFT 5MS Flat Panel Screen
    Logitech Multimedia Keyboard
    Logitech Optical Mouse
    Creative Inspire 6100 5.1 Speaker System
    12 Month Classic Warranty

    or


    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Processor - NEW GENERATION
    4096MB Corsair DDR II Memory
    750GB SATA II Seagate Ultra Fast Hard Disk Space
    NEC 7200 Multi Format DVD/CD ReWriter
    nVidia GeForce 9800 GT 1024MB Performance Graphics
    7.1 High Definition Surround Sound
    Intel Deluxe Motherboard
    Multi Format Memory Card Reader
    DVD/CD ROM Drive
    10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
    12 x USB2 Ports
    Firewire
    Hanns G 19 Widescreen TFT Flat Panel Screen
    Microsoft Wireless Multimedia Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse
    Creative Inspire T6100 5.1 Speaker System
    12 Month Classic Warranty

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    Original Poster

    Im sorry one more.

    This is £50 more at £749

    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
    AMD PHENOM Quad Core 9750 9950 Processor
    4096MB Corsair DDR II Memory
    750GB SATA II Seagate Data Storage
    NEC 7200 Multi Format DVD/CD ReWriter
    nVidia GeForce 9500GT 1024MB Performance Graphics
    7.1 High Definition Surround Sound
    ASUS Deluxe Motherboard
    Multi Format Memory Card Reader
    LG BLU RAY Drive
    10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
    12 x USB2 Ports
    Hanns G 22” Widescreen TFT 5MS HDMI Flat Panel
    Logitech Multimedia Keyboard
    Logitech Optical Mouse
    Creative Inspire 6100 5.1 Speaker System
    12 Month Classic Warranty

    THANKS

    if you're using it for gaming, i'd go for the second one.

    Main choice is whether you want an AMD or Intel processor. I'd always go for Intel but that's purely personal choice - had too many bad experiences with AMD. Others may hold a different view. :roll:

    The AMD Phenom processors are absolute rubbish. To put it more rationally, they have a very poor price / performance ratio. Stick with the Core2Duo it offers much better performance.

    Always Intel.

    have intel processor, get ati gpx card.
    I always had amd, but i don't think my phenom is any match for the e8000 series

    Artonox;2968473

    have intel processor, get ati gpx card.I always had amd, but i don't … have intel processor, get ati gpx card.I always had amd, but i don't think my phenom is any match for the e8000 series



    Remember it is a 2.6GHz quad versus a 3.16GHz dual-core, the dual-core is going to be a good 30% faster at single-threaded tasks but for multithreaded tasks the Phenom will be faster. If it is mostly for gaming mind, that still makes the Intel a better bet (as few games utilise multiple cores well).

    2nd one by far!

    yep I agree, but I can't recall much multithreaded programs/games for the average user, which is why I would recommend dual over quad.
    The quads are also more hotter and power hungry, which, if you overclock, might be another factor.

    I still like my phenom as I like the phrase "you can add more ghz, but not more cores"

    Original Poster

    Ordered tyhe second for £799 with 22" monitor and wireless card.

    Lets hope it runs far cry 2 lol !!
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