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Three gaming pcs. Which one should I buy?

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August 15, 2011 8:38:50 PM

PC 1
Processor (CPU)Intel® Core™i5-2500k Quad Core (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache) + HD Graphics


MotherboardASUS® P8P67 LE: USB 3.0, SATA 6.0GB/s, CrossFireX™


Memory (RAM)4GB SAMSUNG DDR3 DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 2GB)


Graphics Card1GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 550 Ti - DVI,HDMI,VGA - 3D Vision Ready


Memory - 1st Hard Disk1TB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7,200rpm)


1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM


Power Supply600W Quiet 80 PLUS Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan

This will cost me £699


PC 2

CaseCOOLERMASTER HAF 912 PLUS MID TOWER GAMING CASE


Processor (CPU)AMD PHENOM II X4 955 (3.20GHz/8MB CACHE/AM3) - BLACK EDITION


MotherboardASUS® M5A87: AM3+ PLATFORM, DUAL DDR3,SATA 6.0GB/s, USB 3.0


Memory (RAM)4GB SAMSUNG DDR3 DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 2GB)


Graphics Card1GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 Ti - 2 DVI,HDMI,VGA - 3D Vision Ready


Memory - 1st Hard Disk1TB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7,200rpm)


1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM


Power Supply 600W Quiet 80 PLUS Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan (£59)

£679

PC 3

CaseCOOLERMASTER HAF 912 PLUS MID TOWER GAMING CASE

Processor (CPU)Intel® Core™i3-2100 Dual Core (3.10GHz, 3MB Cache) + HD Graphics

Motherboard ASUS® P8P67 LE: USB 3.0, SATA 6.0GB/s, CrossFireX™

Memory (RAM)4GB SAMSUNG DDR3 DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 2GB)

Graphics Card1GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 Ti - 2 DVI,HDMI,VGA - 3D Vision Ready

Memory - 1st Hard Disk 1TB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7,200rpm)

1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
Power Supply

600W Quiet 80 PLUS Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan (£59)

£687

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a b B Homebuilt system
August 15, 2011 9:46:53 PM

Third one is going to be far better than the other two on the vast majority of games i think. First one would probably be cheaper to upgrade though. They all look a bit pricey and the lack of details on the PSU's is disturbing though.

http://www.aria.co.uk/Systems/Gaming+Range/Gladiator/Gl...

Try that, at least it has a good PSU and a CPU cooler. Also it is overclocked.

http://www.aria.co.uk/Systems/Gaming+Range/Gladiator/Gl...

Or you could get that but ask them to bump the GPU up to a GTX 560Ti, would end up at like £450 and be pretty much the same spec as that third PC but with a better PSU presumably.

Just so you know though, neither of those include an OS
August 16, 2011 2:02:49 AM

Personally, I would go for the first one, because that processor can be easily overclocked, and upgrading that graphics card would make a pretty good machine. I prefer intel over amd as well in terms of cpu's , but that is purely my preference.

The first one to me would be pretty decent, with some nice upgrade potential.
The second one is a little better for game play right off the bat, because of the graphics card, and of course the cheapest price.
The third one, as jmsellars said, will probably be better in games than both of them as is.

If you don't plan to upgrade any time soon, go for number 3, other wise number 1.
a b B Homebuilt system
August 16, 2011 5:52:07 AM

3] Cheaper and you can asses the future of intel chips to see whether you need to upgrade the mobo and processort down the line, or just need a cpu change.

I3 + 560 TI is a very strong combination.
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