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Need help - Gaming PC

by life-is-good / November 25, 2011 6:04 AM PST

So, i am ready to pick up a semi-decent gaming PC. I'm afraid my tech skills have diminished quite a bit over the last few years. Never had the time to keep up with the exploding tech. Deciding between two.

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz
Processor 64 bit Six-Core 8GB
AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB

Intel Core i5-2320 3.0GHz
Processor 64 bit Quad-Core 8GB
AMD Radeon HD 6770 1GB

I'm leaning toward the second one, I believe i can actually upgrade RAM on this one, but I'm confused on the "core" amount. Four vs. Six? Meaningful? Necessary?

Any help or thoughts would be great. Thanks in advance!!

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by Bob__B / November 25, 2011 7:55 AM PST
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I think your leaning in the proper direction.

Will there be a dramatic difference between the two?........doubtful.

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by DCBA-25 / December 1, 2011 11:08 AM PST
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Well, do you want 4 cores? or 6...
Six is better of course =D

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BTW, we get the i5/i7 now.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 1, 2011 10:54 PM PST
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We are mostly developers and not to upset the AMD folk, the i5 you listed is very very nice. Go look at tomshardware CPU charts to see.

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