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System Build:Which is better? Cpu and graphics card

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February 9, 2014 4:42:10 AM

Im looknig to buy a gaming pc for under £550 two people reccommend different pc and i just want to know which is better,I dont need an operating system i have windows 7 pro on disc.
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CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£80.39 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£54.92 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£41.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£191.82 @ Amazon UK)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi ATX Mid Tower Case (£49.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£47.12 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.92 @ CCL Computers)
Other: Memory (£50.00)
Total: £528.10
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-09 12:41 GMT+0000)

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3330 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor (£125.18 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£50.92 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£65.89 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£41.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (£129.30 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case (£36.98 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£53.61 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.92 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £515.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-09 12:41 GMT+0000)

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£80.39 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£50.07 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£39.09 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£41.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card (£129.95 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Silverstone SST-RL01B-USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£33.61 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£34.14 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.92 @ CCL Computers)
Other: Memory (£50.00)
Total: £471.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-09 13:09 GMT+0000)

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a b $ Windows 7
February 9, 2014 4:52:29 AM

the two CPUs are comparable, not a whole lot of difference according to these articles:

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-3330-vs-AMD-FX-63...

http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/356/AMD_FX-Series_FX-6...

and the GTX 760 is better than the GTX 660, so I would say the FX-6300/GTX 760 is the way to go and the FX-6300 can be overclocked for better performance
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February 9, 2014 10:28:04 PM

I'd get the i5-3330 because I'm a big Intel fan, although if you're looking for gaming performance I'd go with animal's suggestion! A mild OC wouldn't hurt your AMD-FX6300 if you chose it at all.
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February 9, 2014 11:22:43 PM

you forgot about memory in build 1 & 3.
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