Phenom II X4 Quad Core 955 or i5 750?

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I am ordering a new computer tommorow and cant decide between the i5 750 or the phenom II 955 what will give me the best performance for gaming and last the longest without upgrading? I can build either setup for almost exactly the same price with the components i want.

Thanks

Also will this Powersupply be good enough for light overclocking?

This is what I am looking to get for AMD or this setup with the Asus P7P55D and i5 OEM for Intel.

AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 955 Black Edition 3.20GHz (Socket AM3) - Retail £154.99
(£134.77) £154.99
(£134.77)
Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P (Socket AM3) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard £105.00
(£91.30) £105.00
(£91.30)
XFX ATI Radeon HD 4870 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £99.98
(£86.94) £99.98
(£86.94)
G.Skill Ripjaw 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM) £67.99
(£59.12) £67.99
(£59.12)
OCZ ModXStream Pro 500w Silent SLI Ready Modular Power Supply £52.99
(£46.08) £52.99
(£46.08)
Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (WD5001AALS) £44.99
(£39.12) £44.99
(£39.12)
Antec 300 Three Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case - Black (No PSU) £43.99
(£38.25) £43.99
(£38.25)
LG GH22NS40 22x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM £18.99
(£16.51) £18.99
(£16.51)
Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro PWM CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940/AM2) £17.24
(£14.99) £17.24
(£14.99)
Belkin Cat5e Network Patch Cable 10m (A3L791B10M-S) £5.74
(£4.99) £5.74
(£4.99)
OcUK Value PS2 Keyboard £4.99
(£4.34) £4.99
(£4.34)
Akasa 8-Pin 30cm PSU Extension Cable £3.44
(£2.99) £3.44
(£2.99)
Sub Total : £539.40
Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
DPD Next Day Parcel
(This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £11.75
VAT is being charged at 15% VAT : £82.67
Total : £633.82
 
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in the exact same situation as you mate. Im thinkng that AM3 will last longer as Skt 1156 has already been superseeded by LGA1366? and if you're not doing any encoding or CPU straining tasks then ide go AM3 with a Phenom setup..think im doing the same.
 
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