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afm901
03-16-2012, 05:04 PM
hi is there anyone who can help me i have been looking at gaming pc and come across a couple and not sure what im missing cause one seems really high spec and the not as good but at the same price was wondering if the high spec one has inferia parts. Which would i be better off getting

pc 1
http://www.palicomp.co.uk/gaming-pcs/amd-gaming-pcs/amd-quad-bulldozer-gamer/prod_22.html

pc2
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/3230/2497/-/30031539/Galaxy-3-AMD-8120-Bulldozer-8-Core-3-1Ghz-Gaming-PC-1tb-16gb-DDR3-GTX-550TI-1gb/Product.html

many thanks adam

hackerballs
03-16-2012, 06:50 PM
short answer is the second one is the better deal

4 core vs 8 core
8 g RAM vs 16 g RAM
good PSU on the first one......second one does not say
6670 vs 550.................no contest, the 550 is better

I would buy the second one if I liked AMD, after I checked the PSU (needs to be 650W 80+ certified brand name

afm901
03-17-2012, 04:47 AM
Thanks for the reply i thought as much but usually if somthing seems to good of a deal it usualy is so needed a second opioion, sorry to be a pain but is this one in the same area as the 8 core or not cause not really famillar with intel dont know how to compare

afm901
03-17-2012, 06:11 AM
sorry forgot link
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/3230/2497/-/30030197/Mars-Z68-Motherboard-I5-2500K-Gaming-Computer-PC-1tb-8gb-DDR3-GTX-550-TI-1gb/Product.html?cpage=4

hackerballs
03-17-2012, 08:22 AM
go here and compare............http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

the 8 core edges the 2500k by a hair............but I like intel better so that is what I bought.........not a real comparison as both cpu's work differently. I just like Intel better

both would be a good buy for gaming as neither would be the bottleneck, you would be limited by the GPU card


the MB on the 8 core is weak as it has only one pci-e slot.....don't know about the intel gigabyte one as it is not in the info......but probally the same for that price............I would check with the store first and compare MB's first before I would buy


either PC would work well

saphalline
03-25-2012, 11:33 PM
I like that Mars Z68 system the best, myself. Also, I doubt Ivy Bridge will be making it into these low-price commodity gaming systems any time soon.

But honestly the Phoenix i3 (http://www.palicomp.co.uk/gaming-pcs/intel-gaming-pcs/phoenix-i3-gaming-base-unit/prod_345.html) from Palicomp looks good. Palicomp has higher prices, but the customization and break-downs indicate a company with higher quality components. Definitely not a mere assembler of commodity gaming systems. I would prefer the extra cost of higher quality if I were you.

Take that Phoenix i3, bump the mobo up to the Asus P8Z68-V LX, bump the case up to the CoolerMaster Scout, and you have a 600 system that you can upgrade later with a new GPU and Ivy Bridge CPU. With upgrades down the road, it will provide at least 3 years of high-end gaming.