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April 24, 2014 3:14:58 PM

Hey my friend has been arguing with me on the build I should get and he keeps bugging me so I need some feedback on two builds. I would like to know the advantages and disadvantages of both builds

Mine: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3xgip

Recommended by friend: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3xRGQ



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April 24, 2014 3:24:16 PM

Friends build:
Remove the Windows 7 Ultimate in favor of Home Premium, or maybe but not really needed Win 7 Pro.
Reduce the RAM to 8GB

Now you've reduced the price of the Intel build to below that of your AMD build.
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April 24, 2014 3:29:26 PM

Everything USAFRet said but also want to add that your Intel build is missing the cpu cooler.
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April 24, 2014 3:33:13 PM

The intel build
1. has a better RAID option. Intel RAID controller typically will allow you to move a older intel raid to a newer chipset without any trouble. Also you can benefit from there RST tech which allows you to set a small SSD to cache a HDD.

2. Better CPU performance. CPU intensive task typically are better on the 4470 vs AMD 8350. Very few programs are multithreaded well enough to give the 8 core AMD a advantage over the 4 core (plus 4 virtual core) Intel CPU.

3. The build isn't perfect. Ditch windows 7 Ult and get windows 8 standard. Put the money saved into a Cooler Master EVO CPU cooler. And unless your doing some serious overclocking ditch the mobo for a cheaper unit. like the Gigabyte Here
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
YOu can also cut a bit of cost by getting 8GB of ram on 2 sticks. 16 is way overkill.

The AMD build will be a better gaming build on account of having the faster GPU. It will also run quieter thanks to having a better CPU cooler. Not much else to say about it really. Mybe ditch win 7 for 8 but that's more of a personal call.
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