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August 7, 2014 10:19:03 AM

Hey, I'm working on trying to put together my first PC. The main purpose of the PC will be to game, I will play games such as, Rome 2, Thief, Metro last night, Arma III etc basically I need an all round build for all types of games (although I do play total war 50% of the time.
I have scrapped together 2 different builds (1 AMD and 1 Intel) Can you guys recommend which would be better, and any improvements that could be made to the build without increasing the price. Thankyou! :) <-----

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a b 4 Gaming
August 7, 2014 10:28:43 AM

Stick with intel build. I've made some changes in it as you don't need Z87 series mobo with non-k CPU and no need for after market cpu cooler.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£137.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus H87-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£74.36 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.94 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (£168.91 @
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£34.60 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£46.93 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.05 @ CCL Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.65 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £639.41
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-07 18:27 BST+0100
August 7, 2014 10:33:40 AM

Get the intel build, it's way more better than the fx for gaming. I would switch the RAM's, get gskills on the intel build but at 1600mhz, gskill is better than corsair at RAM memory.

I would recommend you getting an SSD Drive for your OS and some games you want to load faster like Total War, if it doesn't go off the budget of course. this rams are pretty nice

Best of luck!
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a b 4 Gaming
August 7, 2014 10:35:46 AM

The Intel build is much better. And the one EasyLover posted is better yet.
August 8, 2014 10:16:21 AM

thanks for the help guys!