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2 builds - Which one is better Performance/Price ?

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August 17, 2013 10:07:59 AM

CIT Blue Vantage Gaming Case
Zalman CNPS11X Extreme CPU Cooler
Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 Motherboard
Intel Core i5 4670K 4-Core Haswell CPU @ 4.4GHz
Corsair Gamer Series GS700 80+ 700W PSU
Microsoft Windows 8 64bit
AMD ATI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Graphics Card
1 x 24x DVD-RW Optical Drive
1 x 1TB (1000GB) Sata III Hard Drive
8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz Gaming RAM
1 Year Standard Warranty
=£963

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CPU: NEW! Intel Core i5 4670K
CPU Overclocking: 4.2Ghz - Moderate Overclock
CPU Cooler: NEW! Corsair H60 2013 Water Cooler
Operating System: Windows 8 (64-bit)
Motherboard: NEW! Gigabyte Z87-HD3
RAM: 8GB Corsair 1600mhz Vengeance (2x4GB)
Hard Drive: 1TB S-ATAIII 6.0Gb/s
Optical Drive: 22x DVD±RW DL S-ATA
Graphics card: AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB
Sound card: Onboard 7.1 Audio
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus
PSU: NEW! 700W Corsair Gaming Series
Warranty: 3 Year SureCare Warranty
=£859


August 17, 2013 10:12:43 AM

They are both very similar, but I would get the second one.

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August 17, 2013 10:13:37 AM
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No need to get a haswell cpu unless you have to get the latest tech. You could run a sandybridge and you'd still be fine. Look for the 2500k or the 3570k.

As for the Graphics card, if you live near scan, go pick up a 670 for £180, cracking deal. I could never compare ATI cards to Nvidia ones though so i don't know how good the 7870 is.
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August 17, 2013 10:14:31 AM

But yeah, second one is better IMO
August 17, 2013 10:19:19 AM

phil_livesey said:
But yeah, second one is better IMO


so the difference between a 4.2ghz and 4.4ghz not much difference?

a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
a b 4 Gaming
a b à CPUs
a b K Overclocking
August 17, 2013 10:20:40 AM

i think you should go with the 2nd build. also if you want higher boot time's you should squeeze in a 120GB SSD. and like phil_livesey say's get the GTX 670 if your near scan. as you'd get GTX 7970 level performance for the price of a 7870XT. the performance differance shouldn't be really big but you should get 8-10 more FPS in average than 7870

EDIT: no the performance difference would be too small too even notice.
August 17, 2013 10:25:54 AM

what is a 760 like compared to a 670?
a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
a b 4 Gaming
a b à CPUs
a b K Overclocking
August 17, 2013 11:16:51 AM

@wookiemonster 760 is like a 7950 while GTX 670 is a 7970. the performance differance is about 10-15% or about 8-10 FPS.
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