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Which build is better?

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September 18, 2011 4:59:02 PM

AMD Build :

Case : Zalman Z7 Plus £48
PSU : OCZ OCZ700MXSP-UK 700W ModXStream £70
Motherboard : Gigabyte 990XA UD3 AM3+ £90
CPU : AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE £94
GPU : VTX3D RAdeon HD 6950 1Gb £190
RAM : G-Skill 8GBXL Ripjaws X PC12800 £42
HDD : Samsung F3 HD103SJ 1TB Internal Hard Drive £46
Optical Drive :
OS : Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit £70

Total : £650, 743euros

*Upgrading the CPU to Bulldozer within a year to 2years *

Intel Build :
Case : Zalman Z7 Plus £48
PSU : OCZ OCZ700MXSP-UK 700W ModXStream £70
Motherboard : Gigabyte GA-P67A-D3-B3 1155 £77
CPU : Intel i5 2500k £160
GPU : Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 £135
RAM : G-Skill 8GBXL Ripjaws X PC12800 £42
HDD : Samsung F3 HD103SJ 1TB Internal Hard Drive £46
Optical Drive :
OS : Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit £70

Total : £648, 741euros

*Upgrading the GPU to the new GTX 6xx/7xxx within a year to 2 years*

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September 18, 2011 5:08:08 PM

Well, usually with an intel build I see Nvidia cards like the GTX 550 or up rather than a Radeon card. If you were to give the intel build a gtx 560 ti or gtx 570 then I would go with the Intel build. Otherwise, they are pretty evenly matched with perhaps the AMD build having an edge when it comes to graphics/gaming.

Although I'd rather go with an Intel build if you up the GPU.
September 18, 2011 5:09:21 PM

Also, 700w is a little bit of an overkill if you don't plan on using SLI. You can probably do with a little less to save some cash.
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