How good are these gaming PC builds? (~800-900 dollar)

Thought i should buy all the components separately, instead of buying an already assembled PC, and i've thought about these 2 builds -

#1
CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz) -169.00 eur = 220 dollars

CPU cooler: Arctic Freezer 64 PRO CPU cooler - 20.25 eur = 26,36 dollars

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A55M-S2HP / AMD A55 chipset / 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM - 56.50 eur = 73,5 dollars

RAM: Nanya Elixir 8GB DDR3 1600MHz - 49.90 eur = 64,9 dollars

Storage: Toshiba 1TB 7200rpm 32MB SATAIII - 59.90 eur = 77,9 dollars

GPU: GIGA-BYTE GTX650TI BOOST 2GB GDDR5 - 159.00 eur = 207 dollars

Case: BitFenix Merc Beta MID Tower - 35.00 eur = 45,5 dollars

Psu: Corsair GS Series GS600 - 600 Watt PSU - 76.10 eur = 99 dollars

Total: 625,65 eur = 814,5 dollars.


#2
CPU: Same as first build

CPU cooler: Corsair Air Series A50 cooler - 29.00 eur = 37,7 dollars

Motherboard: Intel MB CL H67 BOX10 DDR3-1333 - 81.15 eur = 105,6 dollars

RAM: G.skill 2 x 4GB /DDR3 1600 MHz - 59.90 eur = 77,9 dollars

Storage: Same as first build

GPU: GIGA-BYTE GeForce GTX660 2GB GDDR5 - 183.15 eur = 238,4 dollars

Case: Aerocool VX-e Advance Mid-Tower - 48.00 eur = 62,4 dollars

PSU: OCZ Technology Fatality Series 750W PSU - 90.40 eur = 117 dollars

Total: 720,5 eur = 938 dollars

I'd like to know how much worse is the First build from the second build? and Could these builds play Newer games like Skyrim/NFS shift/Assassins creed 3?

I hope you had the time to review my builds, thanks in advance !

BTW, i'll probably have to keep my old 1280x1024 monitor for a while, until i get the new 1080p one.
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  1. build 1:
    1. u have put an Intel CPU in an AMD motherboard
    2. u don't need an aftermarket CPU cooler as that CPU is non overclockable
    3. i would rather go for 2x4GB than 1x8GB
    4. that's a decent PSU, but the one in build 2 is crap, replace it with this one

    buid 2:
    1. again, no overclocking, so no aftermarket Cooler required
    2. get an H77 motherboard, it will support faster RAM and there might be problems of CPU compatibility in this one, cuz it will need a BIOS Update to support ur CPU and u have to have a CPU installed to do that

    all in all, this is a much better build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1bT40
    1. incorporates the new Haswell
    2. the GPU will let u play all games at high/ultra on ur current monitor
    3. also includes an optical drive
    4. much cheaper than ur build 2 at 850$
  2. jinayhvora said:
    build 1:
    1. u have put an Intel CPU in an AMD motherboard
    2. u don't need an aftermarket CPU cooler as tat CPU is non overclockable
    3. i would rather go for 2x4GB than 1x8GB
    4. that's a decent PSU, but the one in build 2 is crap, replace it with this one

    buid 2:
    1. again, no overclocking, so no aftermarket Cooler required
    2. get an H77 motherboard, it will support faster RAM and there might be problems of CPU compatibility in this one, cuz it will need a BIOS Update to support ur CPU and u have to have a CPU installed to do that

    all in all, this is a much better build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1bT40
    1. incorporates the new Haswell
    2. the GPU will let u play all games at high/ultra on ur current monitor
    3. also includes an optical drive
    4. much cheaper than ur build 2 at 850$


    +1
  3. hey does asus z87-k motherboard support intel i5 4670k
  4. taha2001 said:
    hey does asus z87-k motherboard support intel i5 4670k


    yes it does, but this thread is 6 months old, recommend u to make a new one
  5. yea thanks
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