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Help comparing two gaming PCs. Really need help!

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January 20, 2014 5:52:51 PM

Hi everyone,
Can you help me by telling me which pc you think is better for gaming and such? Thanks!

Computer 1: (2 GTX 650 1 GB set up crossfire)
INTEL BOX INTEL CORE I5-3570K
ASROCK ASROCK Z77 EXTREME4
MICROSOFT WIRED DESKTOP 600 USB
VANCO ADAPTER DVI-D-F TO HDMI-M
VANCO ADAPTER DVI-D-F TO HDMI-M
IPSG SAM 24X DVDRW SATA OEm
CORSAIR 750W CX2 80P BRNZ ATX PSU
GIGABYTE GTX650OC 1GB PCIE DDHV
GIGABYTE GTX650OC 1GB PCIE DDHV
ZALMAN Z11 PLUS ATX CASE W/USB3
CRUCIAL 8GB 4X2 D3 1600 DIMM CL9

Computer 2:
AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card
TP-Link TL-WN722N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter
Corsair Graphite Series 230T Black ATX Mid Tower Case
EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply

Thanks! The first one is used for 650$. The second one is new for 610$.

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January 20, 2014 6:05:03 PM

Personally, I would choose the second build over the first build. The CPU and GPU are great for the price. This particular case is also much better.

Can you makes changes to these builds or are they pre-built ?
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January 20, 2014 6:06:24 PM

The second build is mine which im beginning to assemble the parts. This build cost me give or take 610$. The first build is something I found on craigslist for 650$. So go with my build over the one I found on craigslist?
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January 20, 2014 6:17:59 PM

Do you absolutely need the wifi adapter? I'm assuming your wifi gateway isn't in your room then?
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January 20, 2014 6:21:10 PM

Yes definitely need the wifi adapter. Just curious which would be more bang for my buck at this point.
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January 20, 2014 6:30:50 PM

Then, if it is a custom build, I suggest you pick a better PSU. Choose one from either Seasonic, XFX or Corsair (except the CX or RM Series). They will perform much better.

Also, I don't really know that particular brand of memory. I generally recommend Kingston HyperX, Crucial Ballistix or Corsair Vengeance.

Otherwise, your build is great already. Have fun building !
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January 20, 2014 6:31:30 PM

The first one or the second one? Which would you prefer for that price?
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January 20, 2014 6:54:33 PM

I already answered: the second build. But if you really want the best, pick the first one, sell the two GPU and buy a single card such as the GTX 760 or the GTX 770.
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January 20, 2014 7:19:55 PM

Just curious why you think the second one is better
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January 20, 2014 7:54:07 PM

Because the processor is a 6 core which is better then multitasking. Also since AMD makes console CPUS now new games might be optimized a bit more on the AMD side and use more cores aswell. By the way i would go for better quality ram like mentioned above. I think EVGA power supplies are fine but id get a little bit higher wattage for the future if you plan to upgrade. Also you might want to consider upgrading the CPU cooler to a hyper 212 EVO or something better then the stock cooler.
Good luck on you build and have a nice day. if you have any more questions you can PM me or just comment
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January 20, 2014 8:12:11 PM

I'm sorry but the intel build has way more processing power than the amd, at least for gaming.

Not sure on the sli. 650s that just seems odd to me. Never been much of a sli guy anyway, but my gtx 770 runs the new games great.
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January 20, 2014 8:15:25 PM

all depends on what you intend to do with the system and yea i dont like SLI or Crossfire much either
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January 20, 2014 9:43:31 PM

Gaming mostly. Love your feedback guys it's really helping. I'm leaning towards the second one right now.
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January 20, 2014 9:46:34 PM

Honestly id go for the second one aswell just because if you plan on ever doing video editing. it will be better the first one. The first one would be better for gaming though. not sure about the GPU again not a big fan of SLI
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January 20, 2014 10:06:21 PM

I'll probably never do video editing. But I really want the experience of building my own PC also. I'm so torn!
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January 20, 2014 11:49:41 PM

I'd go for the i5 any day many games need the higher single threaded performance it will be a few years till games start supporting multi threading fully and by that time your CPU wont be too powerful
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