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New build amd vs intel Help first time build 1000-1100$ range

Hi everyone im doing my first build in 2 weeks been saveing for 2 months to gather enough to pay for all the parts in cash ....I want to get the most future proofing for my money and i will be dumping 100$ a month into saveings for new pc parts and upgrades so if i dont need something right away tell me Thanks a lot !!!! anyways here are my two builds lets start with intel

GPU Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 2GB-GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (GV-N960G1 GAMING-2GD)

cpu:Intel Core i5-4690K Processor (6M Cache, upto 3.9 GHz) FC-LGA12C

mother board:ASUS Z97-A ATX DDR3 2600 LGA 1150 Motherboards Z97-A

ram will be the same in both ::Corsair Vengeance 8 GB (2x4 GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3

and power supply: corsair builder series cx 600 watt

and both will have the same case

the price of the intel build is 1,169.98 $
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Now for the amd side of things

GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 Gaming 4GB GDDR5

CPU:AMD FD9370FHHKWOF FX-9370-Series 8-Core Processor Black Edition

motherboard :MSI ATX DDR3 2133 Motherboard 970 GAMING

ram Corsair Vengeance 8 GB (2x4 GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3

power supply Corsair CX Series 750 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 Plus Bronze

same case as intel

Total price of amd build
1200.00$


Thanks for any help i can get !!! also any parts should i change out ? 1200$ max budet CAN funds

also im going to play world of tanks/world of warships and witcher 3 and planetside 2
aswell i will be picking up random stream games at 1080 p Gamming
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  1. PSUs for both are bad.

    Change the Intel to an i5 4460 and an h97 motherboard and use the saved money to bump up to the 970. That will be the best option for sure.
  2. Having a better graphics card will be the most important choice you make with that build.
    Also I'm guessing you already have the RAM as you can get better CAS9 1866MHZ RAM for about the same price.

    I also honestly believe its worth it getting a silver class PSU for a high performance gaming/overclocking computer.
    The extra price can be more than made back in having quality parts and power savings,
  3. any opinion on the cpu for gaming ? also the amd has a liquid cooling
  4. The power savings will NEVER make it back. NOT even close. It will be less than a few pennies a year. A good quality Bronze unit is perfectly fine. The EVGA B2 series for example. GREAT value for money. Or the XFX units.

    Also, you REALLY want intel if you play planetside alot as an overclocked fx8350 is beaten handily by even an i3 in that game.
  5. Donald Keyes said:
    any opinion on the cpu for gaming ? also the amd has a liquid cooling


    You do not want liquid cooling on an AMD build. It doesn't cool the VRMs/Northbridge which get VERY hot on AMD boards. Stick with air.

    Honestly your best bet is to do what I suggest in my first post.
  6. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($243.32 @ TigerDirect Canada)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($84.99 @ NCIX)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($82.99 @ Memory Express)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.95 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card ($419.98 @ Newegg Canada)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.95 @ Vuugo)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($72.98 @ NCIX)
    Total: $1037.16
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-10 00:01 EST-0500
  7. ^that is what you want to do.
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