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Can't decide between tehse 2 gaming systems


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Hi - been looking for a new pc for ages (would like to use for gaming but also general internet use and films) and have narrowed it down to these 2 I think. Has anyone got any views which one best....Many thanks in advance :lease:

"Ultima OC Complete 8800GT" Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz @ QX6950+ 3.00GHz+ Quad Core DDR2 Complete System



Serpens ST10

* Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
* Intel Core 4 Quad Q9400 Processor – NEW GENERATION
* 4096MB Corsair DDR II Memory
* 1000GB SATA II Seagate Ultra Fast Hard Disk Space
* NEC 7200 Multi Format DVD/CD ReWriter
* TWO nVidia 9800GT 512MB Graphics Cards - SLI Magic!
* 7.1 High Definition Surround Sound
* Intel Deluxe Motherboard
* Multi Format Memory Card Reader
* LG BLU RAY Drive
* 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
* 12 x USB2 Ports
* Firewire
* Hanns G 22” Widescreen TFT 5MS HDMI Flat Panel screen
* Microsoft Wireless Multimedia Keyboard
* Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse
* Creative Inspire T6100 5.1 Speaker System
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Get a dual core CPU system (aE8500 or E8600 which are cheaper, use less power and are high core speed) unless you are using Applications that are written to use a quad - e,g 3D studio Max - you will know if you are using something written for quad core as they tend to be outside of the casual user sphere.

If your not sure google some dual vs quad comparisions , they may have the apps you are interest in using on test. 99% Games dont use Quadcore and hence as quads tend to run slower core speed there not the best for it.

Quadcore CPUS are basically 2 dual cores stuck together so anything written for a dual or single core CPU uses half for a quad and acts like its a dualcore - so its down to core speed and quads are slower and use more power and generate more heat - BUT if you are using quad core written apps, like proffession 3d rendering software there the mutts nutts.

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