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Buying Gaming PC - Which one would you choose (3 choices)?

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April 22, 2013 4:09:55 AM

I want to buy a gaming PC to run games like Skyrim on Ultra settings. I prefer to build a prebuild computer, because I checked that would save around £65 if I built it myself (I checked price of individual components on Amazon), but last time when I was cleaning my computer I destroyed my graphic card (was cleaning it with compressed air), so I think I would potentially do more harm than good by building a PC myself. Anyway here are the 3 choices I am interested in:

Intel® Core™ Ivy Bridge i7-3770 Quad-Core Processor
GeForce GTX 660 2048MB
£741
http://www.aria.co.uk/Systems/Gaming+Range/Next+Day+Gam...

Intel® Core™ Ivy Bridge i7-3770 Quad-Core Processor
AMD Radeon HD 7970 GDDR5 3072MB
£875
http://www.aria.co.uk/Systems/Gaming+Range/Next+Day+Gam...

AMD (Piledriver) FX-8320 Black Edition 3.50GHz (4.00GHz Turbo Speed) Eight-Core Processor
AMD Radeon HD 7950 GDDR5 3072MB
£650 (online deal)
http://www.aria.co.uk/Systems/Gaming+Range/Next+Day+Gam...

Just let me know what would you do in my place. I have money to buy any of them, but maybe some of the choices here are not a good idea, so let me know. I would also add a SDD to any of these PCs. If you got a link to any other better options, then I would also be interested, but keep in mind I am in UK.
April 22, 2013 4:12:45 AM

I would go with the I7 and 7970.
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April 22, 2013 4:20:51 AM

Are the other choices not powerful enough? Someone told me that the I7 with 7970 is an overkill, but on the other hand it would be futureproof.
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April 22, 2013 5:00:54 AM

By building ur pc u also get higher quality of components
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April 22, 2013 5:50:00 AM

You would come out better building the pc yourself. You could go with and I5 and a 7970. I don't think it is overkill as it will keep you in a sweet spot for a good while.
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April 22, 2013 5:51:53 AM

the second one is obviously the best choice!(not for gaming)3770 is not only for gaming why dont you get one i5?
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April 22, 2013 6:07:51 AM

Gennaios said:
the second one is obviously the best choice!(not for gaming)3770 is not only for gaming why dont you get one i5?


By i5 do you mean i5-3570? Why is 3770 not the best for gaming?
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April 22, 2013 6:11:53 AM

tharsos said:
Gennaios said:
the second one is obviously the best choice!(not for gaming)3770 is not only for gaming why dont you get one i5?


By i5 do you mean i5-3570? Why is 3770 not the best for gaming?


You can game on either but to save a 100 bucks the I5 is the way to go for gaming. The only difference between the I7 and the I5 is the I7 has hyper threading.
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April 22, 2013 2:04:25 PM

tharsos said:
Gennaios said:
the second one is obviously the best choice!(not for gaming)3770 is not only for gaming why dont you get one i5?


By i5 do you mean i5-3570? Why is 3770 not the best for gaming?

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Core_i5_3570K_... There is very little difference from an i5 and i7. All the i7 is really is an i5 with hyper threading. No games will nor need to take advantage of it.
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April 23, 2013 12:31:06 AM

games dont use hyper threading and ony the i7 has hyper threading!i say that because its a waste of money to pick an i7 only for gaming!why not an i5 and saving your money!take the i7 if you at least do some rendering!
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April 23, 2013 12:37:41 PM

you sent me a xeon for some reason i really dont know!(what does xeon have to do with gaming)?its about 90-100 dollars differenc!what didnt you get with (saving money) and how can you take the i7 to the i5s same price?(what are you saying)?also there is no word like future proof on gaming!new stuff keeps coming out all the time so there is no future proof!
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