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Better CPU and Worse GPU VS Better GPU and Worse CPU

I dont know which Gaming PC to go for. They're both similar prices with the intel version £20 lower. Upgrading later is no problem. They should play games like BF4 and Rome 2 Total War on Medium.

AMD-
Motherboard Gigabyte 78LMT-USB3
CPU Type AMD FX Six Core
Memory 8gb crucial DDR3 1600mhz Performance Ram
Hard Drive Size 1tb Seagate Barracuda Sata 6Gb/s 64mb Cache 7200rpm
Optical Drive Samsung 24x SH-224DB/BEBE Sata DVD Writer
Graphics Card AMD Radeon R7 260X 2gb GDDR5 with HDMI, DVI-D, DVI-I, Display Port
PSU Size Corsair CX600 80 Plus Bronze 600w Power Supply
Operating System Windows 8.1 64bit With License / Disc Installed and Ready to go#


Intel-
Processor Intel Core i5-4440 Quad Core (3.1GHz, 6MB Cache, Intel Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz)
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit
Memory 4GB (DDR3 1600MHZ)
Hard Drive 500GB (7200RPM)
Optical Drive DVD-Writer - Serial ATA
Graphics AMD Radeon R7 250 2Gb
Wireless LAN WIFI - Wireless Ready
Motherboard MSI H81M-E33 Socket 1150 Motherboard
Motherboard Form Factor Micro ATX
Chipset Intel H81
Sound Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC887
Network Card 10/100/1000 Gigabit Fast Ethernet
Case CiT Black Widow Gaming Case with Blue LED Fan
Power Supply Cooler Master Elite 500W Power Supply
Dimensions 202mm x 441mm x 442mm (W x H x D)

Thankyou for the replies!!
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  1. No matter what. It has to be the first one. You need a recommended of 8GB for BF4, however 4GB will still do. The first one also has a better GPU. :)
  2. I use an FX 8350 with a Radeon 7970 and I wish I spent more on a better CPU instead. I feel in most games that my CPU is holding me back. In lots of games I can lower the graphics to the lowest settings and still get slow down and stuttering because the CPU is holding me back. I am not an expert by any means but I feel if you where to get a better CPU now you will benefit in the long run.
    In the future you could buy a new GPU and still benefit and improve rather than be bottlenecked by a slow CPU.
  3. I think you should get the i5 build, although as you're in the UK you could give me your budget and I'll find you the best prebuilt I can...
  4. LucoTF said:
    I think you should get the i5 build, although as you're in the UK you could give me your budget and I'll find you the best prebuilt I can...


    Thank you for the offer!!! My budget is up to £460
  5. DazChief said:
    I use an FX 8350 with a Radeon 7970 and I wish I spent more on a better CPU instead. I feel in most games that my CPU is holding me back. In lots of games I can lower the graphics to the lowest settings and still get slow down and stuttering because the CPU is holding me back. I am not an expert by any means but I feel if you where to get a better CPU now you will benefit in the long run.
    In the future you could buy a new GPU and still benefit and improve rather than be bottlenecked by a slow CPU.


    So if I do get the i5 what do I upgrade to?
  6. DazChief said:
    I use an FX 8350 with a Radeon 7970 and I wish I spent more on a better CPU instead. I feel in most games that my CPU is holding me back. In lots of games I can lower the graphics to the lowest settings and still get slow down and stuttering because the CPU is holding me back. I am not an expert by any means but I feel if you where to get a better CPU now you will benefit in the long run.
    In the future you could buy a new GPU and still benefit and improve rather than be bottlenecked by a slow CPU.


    dont talk nonsents i have that CPU OCed to 4.4Ghz with Nvidia GTX760 and all my games are on ultra no bottleneck AMD FX-8350 is a great CPU what bottleneck what are you talking about my god
  7. Jovan93 said:
    DazChief said:
    I use an FX 8350 with a Radeon 7970 and I wish I spent more on a better CPU instead. I feel in most games that my CPU is holding me back. In lots of games I can lower the graphics to the lowest settings and still get slow down and stuttering because the CPU is holding me back. I am not an expert by any means but I feel if you where to get a better CPU now you will benefit in the long run.
    In the future you could buy a new GPU and still benefit and improve rather than be bottlenecked by a slow CPU.


    dont talk nonsents i have that CPU OCed to 4.4Ghz with Nvidia GTX760 and all my games are on ultra no bottleneck AMD FX-8350 is a great CPU what bottleneck what are you talking about my god


    Well it's not really good if not overclocked. Not everybody overclock although they should if they have AMD CPUs :)
  8. Best answer
    atomicweasel said:
    LucoTF said:
    I think you should get the i5 build, although as you're in the UK you could give me your budget and I'll find you the best prebuilt I can...


    Thank you for the offer!!! My budget is up to £460


    damn that's a tight budget.

    You won't get much better than your option 1 for a prebuilt
  9. Mahisse said:
    Jovan93 said:
    DazChief said:
    I use an FX 8350 with a Radeon 7970 and I wish I spent more on a better CPU instead. I feel in most games that my CPU is holding me back. In lots of games I can lower the graphics to the lowest settings and still get slow down and stuttering because the CPU is holding me back. I am not an expert by any means but I feel if you where to get a better CPU now you will benefit in the long run.
    In the future you could buy a new GPU and still benefit and improve rather than be bottlenecked by a slow CPU.


    dont talk nonsents i have that CPU OCed to 4.4Ghz with Nvidia GTX760 and all my games are on ultra no bottleneck AMD FX-8350 is a great CPU what bottleneck what are you talking about my god


    Well it's not really good if not overclocked. Not everybody overclock although they should if they have AMD CPUs :)


    then you cant talk such nonsense about CPU's if you are not ussing them how they are meant to be used am i right? :) but still that CPU cant really bottleneck any GPU maybe titan but if you have the money for titan i doubt that you will buy 8350 maybe some intel X series or better if any better exists :)
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