Hey everyone, I will be purchasing a new Gaming rig soon, and was wondering which pc would perform better between these two.
AMD X4 955 with a GTX 570 or
Intel i5 2400 with a GTX 560
Thanks for any help!
The AMD build would probably be a little bit better right now on the majority of games but i would get the i5 to be honest. This is because both builds are going to max anything at 1920x1200 or less anyway so you might as well get the one that will be cheaper to upgrade.
I can't say i'd want to get an H61 board. They have so few features and connections.
From the boards i've looked at the H61 effectively blocks any improvements you can make without needing to replace the motherboard.
Very few have more than 2 RAM slots, none have more than 1 PCI-e (2.0 x16)slot, none have USB3, they have few audio outputs, few USB 2 ports (there are headers giving potentially more), the list could go on.
Metal: AS Rock has the H61M-iCafe, which has 2 USB 3.0 ports (and 1 more for a front panel on the board), 2 SATA 3 ports, and 4 RAM slots. it run about $80. the H61M.U3S3 is $75 and differs only by having just 2 RAM slots.