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    Default Need a new computer for RIFT. Which one should I buy?

    Hey, im wondering which one of these would be best for RIFT (The last one costs 100$ more). And would i be able to play @ultra graphics?

    • Antec Six Hundred Midi Tower Black Fans: 1x 200mm Top, 1x 120mm Rear, Blue LEDs, Window, ATX, mATX, mITX
    • Chieftec Nitro Series BPS-750C 750W PSU ATX 12V V2.3, 80 Plus Bronze, Modular, 4x 6+2pin PCIe, 6x SATA, 140mm Fan
    • AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Six Core, 2,8GHZ/3,3GHz Turbo, AM3, 9MB, 125W, Boxed
    • Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333MHz 8GB CL9 Kit w/2x 4GB XMS3, CL9-9-9-24, for Phenom II and Core i3/i5/i7, 1.60v
    • Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H, Socket-AM3 ATX, AMD890GX+SB850, DDR3, 2xPCIe(2.0)x16, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.0, VGA, DVI, HDMI
    • Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0, 2xDVI, HDMI, 2xmini-DisplayPort
    • Corsair SSD Force Series 2,5" 60GB SATA2, 285MB/275MB/s read/write, incl 2,5" to 3,5" bracket
    • Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB, SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3.0), 16MB, 7200RPM
    • Antistatic Armchain 180cm


    OR:

    • Fractal Design Define R3 Black Pearl Fans:1x 120mm Front, 1x 120mm Rear, Sound absorbing materials inside, ATX, mATX, mITX
    • Chieftec Nitro Series BPS-650C 650W PSU ATX 12V V2.3, 80 Plus Bronze, Modular, 2x 6+2pin PCIe, 6x SATA, 140mm Fan
    • Intel Core™ i7 Quad Processor i7-950 Quad Core, 3,06Ghz, Socket 1366, 8MB, 130W, Boxed w/fan
    • Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R, X58, Socket-1366, DDR3, ATX, USB3.0, SATA 6Gb/s, 2xPCI-Ex(2.0)x16, Revision 2.0
    • Kingston DDR3 HyperX 1600MHz 6GB Kit w/3X HyperX 2GB DDR3, CL9-9-9-27
    • PowerColor Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0, 2xDVI, HDMI, 2xmini-DisplayPort
    • Seagate Barracudaฎ 7200.12 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s, 32MB, 7200RPM
    • Antistatic Armchain 180cm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Icebob View Post
    Hey, im wondering which one of these would be best for RIFT (The last one costs 100$ more). And would i be able to play @ultra graphics?

    • Antec Six Hundred Midi Tower Black Fans: 1x 200mm Top, 1x 120mm Rear, Blue LEDs, Window, ATX, mATX, mITX
    • Chieftec Nitro Series BPS-750C 750W PSU ATX 12V V2.3, 80 Plus Bronze, Modular, 4x 6+2pin PCIe, 6x SATA, 140mm Fan
    • AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Six Core, 2,8GHZ/3,3GHz Turbo, AM3, 9MB, 125W, Boxed
    • Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333MHz 8GB CL9 Kit w/2x 4GB XMS3, CL9-9-9-24, for Phenom II and Core i3/i5/i7, 1.60v
    • Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H, Socket-AM3 ATX, AMD890GX+SB850, DDR3, 2xPCIe(2.0)x16, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.0, VGA, DVI, HDMI
    • Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0, 2xDVI, HDMI, 2xmini-DisplayPort
    • Corsair SSD Force Series 2,5" 60GB SATA2, 285MB/275MB/s read/write, incl 2,5" to 3,5" bracket
    • Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB, SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3.0), 16MB, 7200RPM
    • Antistatic Armchain 180cm


    OR:

    • Fractal Design Define R3 Black Pearl Fans:1x 120mm Front, 1x 120mm Rear, Sound absorbing materials inside, ATX, mATX, mITX
    • Chieftec Nitro Series BPS-650C 650W PSU ATX 12V V2.3, 80 Plus Bronze, Modular, 2x 6+2pin PCIe, 6x SATA, 140mm Fan
    • Intel Core™ i7 Quad Processor i7-950 Quad Core, 3,06Ghz, Socket 1366, 8MB, 130W, Boxed w/fan
    • Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R, X58, Socket-1366, DDR3, ATX, USB3.0, SATA 6Gb/s, 2xPCI-Ex(2.0)x16, Revision 2.0
    • Kingston DDR3 HyperX 1600MHz 6GB Kit w/3X HyperX 2GB DDR3, CL9-9-9-27
    • PowerColor Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0, 2xDVI, HDMI, 2xmini-DisplayPort
    • Seagate Barracudaฎ 7200.12 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s, 32MB, 7200RPM
    • Antistatic Armchain 180cm

    UH....hmmm....flip a coin?
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    Both are extremely nice computers, and both would be able to play the game on Ultra at resolutions 1920*1200 or lower. Between the two? I would probably go with the first one. That $100 dollars you save you can put toward 10 months of rift.
    Last edited by Dinian; 02-09-2011 at 11:27 AM.

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    Well the first one i'd go for personally if i had too. Only due to the SSD, Stick OS and a couple of games then everything on alternate hard drive, Sorted

    They are both good in their own way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krimian View Post
    Well the first one i'd go for personally if i had too. Only due to the SSD, Stick OS and a couple of games then everything on alternate hard drive, Sorted

    They are both good in their own way.

    I still say flip a coin.
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    I'd recommend against the second one since it's on tech that's hit End of Life. Nothing wrong with it per-say, just "safer" IMO to get something that isn't built on tech that's going out of production.

    Be aware if you wanted to go dual GPU with the second you'd also need to upgrade it's power supply. The first might be a bit tight, but it'd work for dual.
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    I'll go with the first one. Thank you for your opinions

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    You want the I7.

    AMD can not compete with it.

    You can add in an SSD easily with your next paycheck or whenever you find money laying around.

    I'd shame you for your choice of ATI video cards, but it seems you prefer budget over performance.

    Edit: Nevermind, didn't notice it was the old I7.

    I would say: Neither.

    Also you probably don't want sound absorbing foam. Fans aren't exactly jet turbine loud these days (I have 12 fans in my case, can't even tell it's turned on without the lighting) and the foam will increase heat in your case by quite a bit.
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    ur choice ... doesnt matter both are ok ...
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