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which system is better??

Post by AlpineKid » Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:47 pm

I am looking at these two systems. Would like some help on which one would be better.

AMD Phenom X4 9650 2.3GHZ Quad Core AM2 Processor w/ nVidia Video
Biostar MCP6PB-M2+ nForce Mainboard with PCI Express
Onboard Vista Ready video and PCI Express expansion slot
2-2GB PC6400 DDR2 Memory
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AMD Phenom II 920 quad core 920 2.8 GHZ processor
Biostar A760G M2+ Socket AM2+ Mainboard
ATI Radeon HD3000 Onboard 512MB Graphics
2-2GB PC6400 DDR2 Dual Channel

Thank you

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Re: which system is better??

Post by XstollieX » Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:53 pm

The phenom II chip is a whole lot better chip than the original Phenom. Plus it has a dedicated gfx card

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Re: which system is better??

Post by Zertz » Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:17 pm

The second one by far!

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Re: which system is better??

Post by spitter » Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:21 pm

AMD Phenom II 920 quad core 920 2.8 GHZ processor
Biostar A760G M2+ Socket AM2+ Mainboard
ATI Radeon HD3000 Onboard 512MB Graphics
2-2GB PC6400 DDR2 Dual Channel

I have this board and it's not bad at all.

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Post by stopthekilling77 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:42 am

The second build, but I'd recommend NOT going Biosuck/Biostar. I work at a computer store and we do. not. install. them.
I know people have good experiences with just about all brands, but spend a little bit more on an ASUS, MSI, or Gigabyte board and I promise you'll be much better off.
I would also recommend going socket AM3 as even the bottom end DDR3 kits are a bit speedier than DDR2-800.

Other than that, make sure you get a good power supply (only component that has the ability to kill all your other components)
Good luck and feel free to ask away whatever you might need to know!
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someday I will get a real GPU and some SSD's... :goodman:

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Re: which system is better??

Post by lordvic » Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:16 pm

stopthekilling77 wrote:The second build, but I'd recommend NOT going Biosuck/Biostar. I work at a computer store and we do. not. install. them.
I know people have good experiences with just about all brands, but spend a little bit more on an ASUS, MSI, or Gigabyte board and I promise you'll be much better off.
I would also recommend going socket AM3 as even the bottom end DDR3 kits are a bit speedier than DDR2-800.

Other than that, make sure you get a good power supply (only component that has the ability to kill all your other components)
Good luck and feel free to ask away whatever you might need to know!
Well said. Agreed.
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Re: which system is better??

Post by jedihobbit » Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:39 pm

stopthekilling77 wrote:The second build, but I'd recommend NOT going Biosuck/Biostar.
Hummmmm, let's see........ 2 x 939 6100, 1 x am2 7025, 1 x am2+ 760G, 1 x am2+ 780G , and 1 x am2+ 790GX XE and the only one that has "died" is the 780 that I didn't do a good job of cleaning up H2O leak. 1 x M378A - CM that is currently driving me nuts with the onboard video.

Actually that is why there are more than one manufacturer, like Ford vs Chey vs Toyota vs whomever! :lol: BTW second choice........
DreamCatcher v4.0 DOA >> SG01 Evo, TA790GXE, PII X4 945 (AQ H2O Cooled), BFG GTX280 H2OC, Seagate 7200.10 ST380815AS 80GB, 2 x WD5000KSs, TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF, MODU82+ EMD525AWT, XP Home SP2
Kermit v4.0 VIRUSed >> Ultra MX6, 785GM-E65, PII X4 955 @ 3.70GHZ(air), XFX GTX285, Raptor X, F3-12800CL7D-2GBPI, OCZ700MXSP ModXStream Pro, XP Home SP2
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Re: which system is better??

Post by stopthekilling77 » Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:52 pm

jedihobbit wrote:
stopthekilling77 wrote:The second build, but I'd recommend NOT going Biosuck/Biostar.
Hummmmm, let's see........ 2 x 939 6100, 1 x am2 7025, 1 x am2+ 760G, 1 x am2+ 780G , and 1 x am2+ 790GX XE and the only one that has "died" is the 780 that I didn't do a good job of cleaning up H2O leak. 1 x M378A - CM that is currently driving me nuts with the onboard video.

Actually that is why there are more than one manufacturer, like Ford vs Chey vs Toyota vs whomever! :lol: BTW second choice........
I already covered myself from that argument 8)
Glad to hear of at least one person who hasn't been burned by BS :drinkers:
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2TB Seagate HDD, 1TB WD HDD for backups,
Antec P-180B, Antec 450W PSU
ASUS 27" LED LCD Monitor
someday I will get a real GPU and some SSD's... :goodman:

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Re: which system is better??

Post by jedihobbit » Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:24 pm

stopthekilling77 wrote: I already covered myself from that argument 8)
Glad to hear of at least one person who hasn't been burned by BS :drinkers:
:partyman:

Actually in the nine years I've been learning this game, never bought a gigabite mobo........what would you suggest for an "inexpensive" replacement for my Asus if I can't get it going? Needs to be mATX. :)
DreamCatcher v4.0 DOA >> SG01 Evo, TA790GXE, PII X4 945 (AQ H2O Cooled), BFG GTX280 H2OC, Seagate 7200.10 ST380815AS 80GB, 2 x WD5000KSs, TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF, MODU82+ EMD525AWT, XP Home SP2
Kermit v4.0 VIRUSed >> Ultra MX6, 785GM-E65, PII X4 955 @ 3.70GHZ(air), XFX GTX285, Raptor X, F3-12800CL7D-2GBPI, OCZ700MXSP ModXStream Pro, XP Home SP2
Oz1a v2.0 >> XFX MDA72P7509 750a, PI X2 8870BE @ 3.00GHZ(air), 2 x XFX GTS250, WD 250GB, F2-8500CL5D-2GBPK, Tt TR2 600W, XP Pro SP3

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Post by stopthekilling77 » Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:27 pm

Got a link to the board that needs replacement?
MSI 970A-G43
AMD Phenom II X4 965BE @ 3.5 GHz
10 GB DDR3 1333 CAS-7
GeForce GTX 650 Ti OC 2GB
2TB Seagate HDD, 1TB WD HDD for backups,
Antec P-180B, Antec 450W PSU
ASUS 27" LED LCD Monitor
someday I will get a real GPU and some SSD's... :goodman:

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Post by jedihobbit » Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:41 pm

http://usa.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=L ... ifications Kinda sorta got it working......just got off work from an unexpected shift so will be crashing and burning. Going to try and work up a thread with the problem(s) to see what I'm doing that may be the issue. :(
DreamCatcher v4.0 DOA >> SG01 Evo, TA790GXE, PII X4 945 (AQ H2O Cooled), BFG GTX280 H2OC, Seagate 7200.10 ST380815AS 80GB, 2 x WD5000KSs, TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF, MODU82+ EMD525AWT, XP Home SP2
Kermit v4.0 VIRUSed >> Ultra MX6, 785GM-E65, PII X4 955 @ 3.70GHZ(air), XFX GTX285, Raptor X, F3-12800CL7D-2GBPI, OCZ700MXSP ModXStream Pro, XP Home SP2
Oz1a v2.0 >> XFX MDA72P7509 750a, PI X2 8870BE @ 3.00GHZ(air), 2 x XFX GTS250, WD 250GB, F2-8500CL5D-2GBPK, Tt TR2 600W, XP Pro SP3

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Re: which system is better??

Post by goodguy » Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:59 am

the gigabtte ga-ma78gm-s2h is a very popular board, i had one for about a year, highly recommended!!!!!!

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Post by AlpineKid » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:12 pm

goodguy wrote:the gigabtte ga-ma78gm-s2h is a very popular board, i had one for about a year, highly recommended!!!!!!

Put the "gigabtte ga-ma78gm-s2h" into a search engine and was sent to CDW.com and found this - This product was discontinued as of Thursday, March 19, 2009.

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Re: which system is better??

Post by jedihobbit » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:51 pm

Thanks for the info guys.....didn't mean to steal this thread!! If I can swing it (meaning getting past the wife! :axe: ) I'm looking at a combo from the egg using a Biostar 790GXE mATX that is just one step below my 790GXE XE. At least I somewhat understand the bios layout on them. :lol:
DreamCatcher v4.0 DOA >> SG01 Evo, TA790GXE, PII X4 945 (AQ H2O Cooled), BFG GTX280 H2OC, Seagate 7200.10 ST380815AS 80GB, 2 x WD5000KSs, TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF, MODU82+ EMD525AWT, XP Home SP2
Kermit v4.0 VIRUSed >> Ultra MX6, 785GM-E65, PII X4 955 @ 3.70GHZ(air), XFX GTX285, Raptor X, F3-12800CL7D-2GBPI, OCZ700MXSP ModXStream Pro, XP Home SP2
Oz1a v2.0 >> XFX MDA72P7509 750a, PI X2 8870BE @ 3.00GHZ(air), 2 x XFX GTS250, WD 250GB, F2-8500CL5D-2GBPK, Tt TR2 600W, XP Pro SP3

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