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Which Of These 2 Gaming Setups Is The Best Buy ?

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October 20, 2013 2:02:24 AM

Hi, I was wondering which of these 2 setups would be the better buy, and I know the 770 will have better performance for future games, but is it worth the extra $400 ?

Spec 1
CPU: Intel Core i5 4570
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87N-WIFI Mini ITX Motherboard
Graphics: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 OC Edition 2GB Splinter Cell
Memory: G.Skill Sniper F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
Solid State Drive: Samsung 840 EVO Series 120GB SSD
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM001
Case: BitFenix Phenom Mini ITX Case White
Power Supply: Seasonic G-650 80Plus Gold 650W
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1

Spec 2
CPU: Intel Core i5 4440
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Performance Motherboard
Graphics: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 Superclocked 2GB
Memory: G.Skill Sniper F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM001
Optical Drive: Pioneer DVR-220LBKS Black 24x DVDRW
Power Supply: Seasonic G-550 80Plus Gold 550W
Case: Corsair Carbide 300R Compact Gaming Case with Window
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1

Thanks.

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a b 4 Gaming
October 20, 2013 2:18:51 AM

#2 is the best, for a start your first one is mini-itx which does to a degree slow things down a little and comes with less new technology due to its size, also numerous other slight things but yeah go with the second build
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October 20, 2013 2:25:31 AM

I would recommend buying the #2..... just buy a better psu like 850W corsair or thermaltake and later add another 760.... just make sure your mobo supports SLI(im not sure if it can)
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October 20, 2013 7:25:53 PM

Alright, thanks a ton guys :) 
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a c 280 4 Gaming
October 20, 2013 10:00:59 PM

This depends.
What games will you be playing and on what resolution?

There is nothing wrong with mini-itx cases. It has support for the newest technology and it doesn't slow anything at all. It just has little to no airflow, which may increase temps a bit if you plan to overclock.
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October 21, 2013 11:59:38 PM

realchaos said:
This depends.
What games will you be playing and on what resolution?

There is nothing wrong with mini-itx cases. It has support for the newest technology and it doesn't slow anything at all. It just has little to no airflow, which may increase temps a bit if you plan to overclock.


I've sorted out resolution, but I'll be running at 1920x1080 on a single monitor , but temperature levels i wont worry too much about, i wont be having extreme running times.
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