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I'm building my first rig, I've got it narrwored down to two builds; which is better for gaming?

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May 10, 2014 5:51:29 PM

I know only a little about computers and have been content with console gaming until now. The next gen consoles have too much stuff I don't feel like paying for though; so I've decided to commit to PC gaming. I put together an Intel build and an AMD build. Unfortunately, I lack the knowledge to be 100% sure which is the superior rig.

While putting these builds together, I tried to concentrate on 3 things: current performance, future expansion and overclocking capabilities.

Intel Build:

CPU - Intel Core i5-4670K - 3.4GHz - Socket 1150 – Unlocked (205 euro)
GPU - MSI GeForce GTX 770 Gaming - 2GB – PCI-E (280 euro)
Motherboard - MSI Z87-GD65 GAMING - Socket 1150 – ATX (165 euro)
Ram - Crucial 8GB - PC3-12800 – DIMM (65 euro)
SSD - Crucial M500 120GB (63 euro)
HDD -Western Digital Black 1TB (75 euro)
CPU Cooler - Enermax ETS-T40 (40 euro)
Power Source - Cooler Master Thunder B700 - 700 Watt (68 euro)
Total = 961 euro

I know Intel are not a customer oriented company and I have concerns about the long term upgrade-ability of their components. Dat motherboard though :love: 

AMD Build:

CPU - AMD FX 8350 Black Edition - 4GHz - Socket AM3+ (175 euro)
GPU - ASUS Radeon R9280X-DC2T-3GD5 - 3GB – PCI-E (285 euro )
Motherboard - ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z - Socket AM3+ - ATX (185 euro)
Ram - Crucial 8GB - PC3-12800 – DIMM (65 euro)
SSD - Crucial M500 120GB (63 euro)
HDD -Western Digital Black 1TB (75 euro)
CPU Cooler - Enermax ETS-T40 (40 euro)
Power Source - Cooler Master Thunder B700 - 700 Watt (68 euro)
Total = 956 euro

I really want to want this build, but I will not invest in an inferior rig just because I like AMD as a company. If they are close though, I think I will go with the AMD build.

So, with all that in mind guys, I'd love to hear your thoughts on the matter.




a b 4 Gaming
May 10, 2014 5:57:56 PM

The Intel build will perform better.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 10, 2014 6:02:39 PM

even though i am an amd guy, i would only go for them if you have a constrained budget.

go with the intel build, but use a r9 280x instead of a 770.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 10, 2014 6:03:55 PM

babachicken said:
even though i am an amd guy, i would only go for them if you have a constrained budget.

go with the intel build, but use a r9 280x instead of a 770.


The 770 will outperform a 280x...
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May 10, 2014 6:40:40 PM

So, the Intel build, cool. Thanks.
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