I am trying to decide between these 2 builds. This is primarily for gaming (World of Tanks mostly) at 1920x1080. I am leaning toward the i5 due to the greater single threaded performance.
I am reusing a case and optical drive. As you can see, it's only $30 more to go i5, which is worth it to me. For the FX-6300, I chose a good mobo for OCing, but that might also require a better case or more fans down the road, adding to the cost.
Only thing is it's got a 650 ti boost, which is a bit weaker than the 7870. But it did give me the idea of upping the mobo to a MSI Z77A-G41 or Z77MA-G45. These are both $85, so a $15 increase to do a bit of OCing and get the 3350p running at 3.8 or 3.9 GHz.
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Beast 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($53.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($153.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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Thanks filippi, I definitely like the low price of this build. Great find on the PowerColor 7870! I wasn't sure about the quality of PowerColor, but they get good reviews on both Newegg and Amazon, plus a 2 year warranty.
What are you thoughts about the 6300? Is this build designed for heavy OCing?