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Which desktop build is better?

Hi I'm wondering which build out of these 2 is better for gaming.Just to let you know I don't plan on overclocking.I will be playing games like Battlefield 3, League Of Legends, and Minecraft.Also I won't be recording any videos or video editing.I will mainly just be gaming and surfing the web.Thank you in advance.:)

1st Build:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1FX9P

2nd Build:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ECm2
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    crazyhead1124 said:
    Hi I'm wondering which build out of these 2 is better for gaming.Just to let you know I don't plan on overclocking.I will be playing games like Battlefield 3, League Of Legends, and Minecraft.Also I won't be recording any videos or video editing.I will mainly just be gaming and surfing the web.Thank you in advance.:)

    1st Build:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1FX9P

    2nd Build:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ECm2


    Let me start off by telling you that i personally am an AMD fan, always will choose AMD over Intel, that is my preference. I run a fx-8350 in my computer and it is a really impressive processor. Now that I have said that, i would have to say the i5 build is better for straight gaming, reason being is that most games never use more then 4 cores and 8 gigs of ram, that being said you get the added bonus on the i5 of being a quad core vs a eight core, its less weight you have to pull around. The reason i went with AMD (besides being a die-hard AMD fan) would be that i use my computer for extremely RAM eating tasks and tasks that require A-LOT of different processing threads (multi-core). You will get better performance out of the i5 vs. the AMD for gaming purposes. Also on the same note i would save for a solid state drive (128 GB would do) and put your operating system and main programs (not games) on the SSD, and then use your 1 Terabyte HDD for the games and everything else. Reason being is you will boot faster, and run smoother if it doesn't have so much going on in a single drive, you will also see a giant boost in speed. Also your RAM should never, never be anything less then 1600MHz of speed on an i5 or any processor that does gaming, especially at 8gb running x64. Reason being is that 1600Mhz or above is a lot more stable of a speed than the 1333Mhz you currently have, also it runs smoother on x64, most people wont notice unless they really push a computer, but in games (from my experience) you will notice a difference.
  2. what do you think about this one?..
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1G33V
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