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which is the all-around better desktop system?

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February 22, 2014 8:52:11 AM

The first system has: AMD FX-8320 CPU and an AMD R7 260X 2GB GPU

The second system has: intel i5 4670 Processor and an Nvidia GTX 650 2GB GPU

They both have 8 GB RAM and a 1 TB hardrive. I want to be able to browse the internet, power multiple displays, and use it for some gaming. Which, if any, is better?

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February 22, 2014 9:17:06 AM

Really depends on all the parts that comprise of both builds. If you plan on buying pre-built consider you can usually build something better yourself. If you're comfortable that is with building it.
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February 22, 2014 11:00:03 AM

veladem said:
Really depends on all the parts that comprise of both builds. If you plan on buying pre-built consider you can usually build something better yourself. If you're comfortable that is with building it.


i thought about doing that, i got a budget of abt 1000-- any suggestions? or a website that could help me out a little bit. There are so many parts to a desktop haha Thinking abt going heavy on the graphics card and not so heavy on the cpu but idk
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February 22, 2014 12:30:40 PM

Something like this,

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($197.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($92.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($324.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($75.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $977.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-22 15:29 EST-0500)

And I'd be glad to walk you through the building process.
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February 22, 2014 12:46:42 PM

Or this for a unlocked CPU,

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($92.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($324.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($75.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1008.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-22 15:46 EST-0500)
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February 22, 2014 4:51:17 PM

veladem said:
Or this for a unlocked CPU,

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($92.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($324.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($75.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1008.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-22 15:46 EST-0500)


oh nice, might as well spend the extra couple bucks to get the better cpu haha thanks! that will run games like titan fall pretty good, right?
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February 22, 2014 7:22:41 PM

Oh yeah! Especially if you run 720p like me :D 

And yeah, the 4670K is a better CPU even if you never plan to OC your CPU, cause even if you never plan to OC, doesn't mean you wont OC a year or two down the road. :D  PLUS the 770 is much better then the 650/260x. You get what you pay for when you buy the parts, but you also have to assemble it yourself, a very fun experience when executed properly.

PS: Sorry for the late reply, was out at all you can eat sushi and stuff.
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March 3, 2014 11:36:26 AM

veladem said:
Oh yeah! Especially if you run 720p like me :D 

And yeah, the 4670K is a better CPU even if you never plan to OC your CPU, cause even if you never plan to OC, doesn't mean you wont OC a year or two down the road. :D  PLUS the 770 is much better then the 650/260x. You get what you pay for when you buy the parts, but you also have to assemble it yourself, a very fun experience when executed properly.

PS: Sorry for the late reply, was out at all you can eat sushi and stuff.


ok! sorry i was doing college crap this week haha but i'll have to look into getting these parts
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March 3, 2014 5:05:35 PM

No problem! Don't forget to weigh your options and slap that green "pick as solution" button.

PS: I can change some parts as prices have changed a little.
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March 13, 2014 9:08:05 AM

veladem said:
No problem! Don't forget to weigh your options and slap that green "pick as solution" button.

PS: I can change some parts as prices have changed a little.


yeah every little bit helps- would you still go with that setup?
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March 13, 2014 11:48:12 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($93.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($338.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ TigerDirect)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1002.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-13 14:46 EDT-0400)

Later on you'll want some fans and a cooler for the CPU to OC. I changed the PSU & RAM.
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March 13, 2014 5:31:34 PM

veladem said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($93.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($338.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ TigerDirect)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1002.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-13 14:46 EDT-0400)

Later on you'll want some fans and a cooler for the CPU to OC. I changed the PSU & RAM.


ok sweet, would you upgrade the RAM to 16? i know you can always do it later but is it worth it to do it now?
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