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May 10, 2014 10:25:07 AM

I'm planning to build a PC for gaming, live streaming and making YouTube videos but gaming is the most important thing. I will be gaming at 1080p and playing games like Titanfall, Next car game, assassin's creed black flag, dirt showdown and Grid Autosport. I want to be able to play these games on high/ ultra settings at 30FPS but 60 would be nice. My budget is less than £600. I would like to mention I don't want to overclock and the differences in each system is ether the GPU or CPU. What system is better for gaming and would last the longest before needing upgraded?

System 1
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3Hpt6

System 2
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3HpxP

System 3
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3HpzB

System 4
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3HpBK

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a b 4 Gaming
May 10, 2014 10:27:42 AM

The Last build is the best way to go core i5s are great for gaming
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a b 4 Gaming
May 10, 2014 10:29:30 AM

System 4.
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I5 is better than 8320.
770 is better than 270x.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 10, 2014 10:34:34 AM

4th build is the best.
Gtx 760 > R9 270x and the Intel processor is better than the AMD one.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 10, 2014 11:01:06 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£104.39 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£35.39 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£49.98 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£40.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card (£209.98 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case (£28.64 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Zalman 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£48.91 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive (£10.78 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£59.00 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £588.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-10 18:54 BST+0100)
what about this build? It will be able to play any game at any settings but if you want to record gameplays then better get this rig
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£125.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£31.70 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£49.98 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£40.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card (£239.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case (£28.64 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£36.99 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive (£10.78 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£59.00 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £624.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-10 19:00 BST+0100)
you can record while playing games using Nvidia Shadowplay
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a b 4 Gaming
May 10, 2014 9:30:46 PM

I'd go for the first build that ahmedkhalifa1999 suggested if you would like to save money.
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May 11, 2014 12:19:32 AM

Ahmed's first build has a low quality motherboard which won't let you overclock the FX (which is a waste IMHO because the FX were made to be overclocked).

I would stick with the original 4th build but grab this better quality psu: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550g...
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a b 4 Gaming
May 11, 2014 1:12:37 AM

the op mentioned he won't overclock this is why i got this motherboard and didn't get an aftermarket CPU cooler and anyway this motherboard will be fine for a good overclock for an fx-6300 but not for an fx-8320
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May 11, 2014 10:52:05 AM

I would never recommend a motherboard less than a 970 chipset for Vishera processors because anything lower won't let you fully utilize Vishera's full power. If the OP won't overclock, he's better off with a locked i5.

Not only that, but both of the psus in both of your builds are low quality.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 11, 2014 12:46:59 PM

the psu in the first build is an 80+ gold unit and in the second higher PSU would make it way over budget and the problem of Vishera CPUs with motherboards is with VRMs not chipsets and the VRMs on that board are equivalent to those on most 970 Boards and even better than on some
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May 11, 2014 1:20:46 PM

Just because it's 80+ Gold doesn't mean it's good. Zalman units are bad quality due to the components used inside the psu. The same goes for the EVGA psu. While the EVGA one is definitely better than the Zalman, there's no way I would trust a EVGA 500w with a GTX 770. If you're going with high quality components, go with a high quality psu as well. The PSU is the last part you should skimp on because a bad quality psu will eventually explode and potentially take out a few parts with it.

The 760G motherboards were released before the Vishera processors came out and they are out-dated in terms of power delivery. Sure, the power phases are the same, but the 970 chipset boards are more current and has better power delivery as they were meant to be used for Vishera chips. Lower quality motherboards and chipsets like the 760G usually have problems with high TDP processors like the FX-8000 series and tend to throttle the performance.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 12, 2014 2:16:21 AM

a good chipset doesn't mean good power delivery (e.g The Gigabyte Z87-HD3 has got 4-phase power design which is not good for overclocking) and the chipset never throttle performance, the VRMs throttle performance (like in the MSI 970A-G46/G43) which had very bad VRMs (those on this motherboard are low RDS from Gigabyte, from personal experience they are fantastic)
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a b 4 Gaming
May 12, 2014 2:23:00 AM

and for the PSU, most power supply companies (except some like Cougar and Seasonic) don't manufacture their own PSUs but they buy from OEMs (like CWT, FSP, Seasonic or Hec) so, if you know that the EVGA Power Supply is manufactured by Hec (not a very good OEM but not very bad) and that the Zalman one is manufactured by Enhance electronics(a good OEM too) and 80+ Gold certification isn't achieved easily, it requires high quality components
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May 12, 2014 7:39:29 AM

970 and 990FX chipsets are the only "real" Vishera chipsets. The power delivery is not the same in those lower quality 760G boards. The fact that you're getting a Vishera chip and not overclocking, you're doing something wrong. If you don't want to overclocking, definitely go for an Intel chip as it will have MUCH better performance.

Zalman are not known for their psus and I generally wouldn't trust them. You're better off with a XFX 550w which is arguably the better quality unit despite being 80+ Bronze.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 12, 2014 11:42:48 AM

I am not getting this system for myself but the OP doesn't want to overclock and if you looked at the second build you would have known that an intel system would cost much more and the power delivery for this motherboard is enough for an FX-8320 (its power delivery is nearly the same on most 970 motherboard, what makes this motherboard cheap is the lack of SataIII ports and the fact it is MicroATX motherboard and besides that its VRMs are heatsinked) and as I told before Zalman never manufactures PSUs but most companies buy from OEMs (the XFX you mentioned is made by seasonic)
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