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August 24, 2013 10:52:34 PM

So I have an AMD and an Intel build and I have been doing a lot of research and trying to figure out which is the better one for what I'm paying for, over all fastest, etc. These are the 2 that I have really liked so far, maybe somebody can help explain the difference so that I can figure out if my own analysis is correct? I would be willing to go over budget if certain parts bumped up are just worth the value but would like to stay close to the 600 mark, this is with out monitor, keyboard, etc. Thank you Tom's geniuses!

To me I like the first build more, but I could be wrong, the 3GB video card in the first one seems nice, but heck I'm pretty noob at this so I dont even really know.

1st Build
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: OCZ Fatal1ty 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $604.42

2nd Build
CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P (Ivy Bridge): 3.1 GHz Base Clock Rate, 3.3 GHz Turbo Boost, 6 MB Shared L3 Cache ($180)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3: LGA 1155, Intel Z75 Express ($85)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) DDR3-1600 F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL ($30)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002: 500 GB, 7,200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive ($60)
Video Card: HIS H785F1G2M: Radeon HD 7850 1 GB ($165)
Case: Xigmatek Asgard II B/B CPC-T45UC-U01 ATX Mid-Tower ($34)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 400C 400 W ($30)
Optical Drive: Samsung DVD Burner 24x SATA Model SH-224BB/RSBS ($16)
Total: $600

3rd Build
CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($118.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($242.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $635.89


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August 24, 2013 11:12:43 PM

3rd build is worst because of i3 dual core.
2nd build has a great cpu but midrange gpu.
I would say 1st build is the best because of better GPU. Cpu fx6300 isn't the best but it would be somewhat on par with i5 3350p if you OC it. At stock it would be slight bottleneck with 7950.
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August 24, 2013 11:18:30 PM

RespawnCake said:
3rd build is worst because of i3 dual core.
2nd build has a great cpu but midrange gpu.
I would say 1st build is the best because of better GPU. Cpu fx6300 isn't the best but it would be somewhat on par with i5 3350p if you OC it. At stock it would be slight bottleneck with 7950.


So in your opinion the first build is the best, maybe I should swap out the CPU for something better for the cost? I would be fine with upgrading a part or so with an added cost if it is going to give me a bump up that is worth it.
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August 24, 2013 11:25:33 PM

This build is the best for your budget, and the reason it's a bit more than the builds you posted is that in all of them you forgot a CPU cooler. It also uses some better parts.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z12 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($38.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $651.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-25 02:23 EDT-0400)
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August 24, 2013 11:36:42 PM

RazerZ said:
This build is the best for your budget, and the reason it's a bit more than the builds you posted is that in all of them you forgot a CPU cooler. It also uses some better parts.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z12 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($38.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $651.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-25 02:23 EDT-0400)


See how much of a noob I am, ha I couldnt even notice that when I found the builds myself.

So this has better parts? Because I'm ok with the extra 50 if I am going to get better quality parts that will perform better as well.

AMD vs Intel, does it matter?
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August 24, 2013 11:40:38 PM

Rudymus said:
RazerZ said:
This build is the best for your budget, and the reason it's a bit more than the builds you posted is that in all of them you forgot a CPU cooler. It also uses some better parts.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z12 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($38.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $651.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-25 02:23 EDT-0400)


See how much of a noob I am, ha I couldnt even notice that when I found the builds myself.

So this has better parts? Because I'm ok with the extra 50 if I am going to get better quality parts that will perform better as well.

AMD vs Intel, does it matter?


Yes, long story short it depends with budget. For your budget an FX 6300 is ideal.

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August 24, 2013 11:44:45 PM

Rudymus said:
RazerZ said:
This build is the best for your budget, and the reason it's a bit more than the builds you posted is that in all of them you forgot a CPU cooler. It also uses some better parts.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z12 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($38.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $651.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-25 02:23 EDT-0400)


See how much of a noob I am, ha I couldnt even notice that when I found the builds myself.

So this has better parts? Because I'm ok with the extra 50 if I am going to get better quality parts that will perform better as well.

AMD vs Intel, does it matter?


That's a good build from RazerZ. It doesn't matter intel or AMD. fx6300 vs i5 3550p-just OC fx6300 and it will be same.Next gen game will suport multithreading,fx6300 has 2 more cores,i5 3550p hes 2 less but much better IPC so at the end both are great.
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