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Which system is better for gaming?

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January 31, 2012 3:44:22 PM

Hey folks,

I am looking forward to buy a new Gaming PC. I've already chose 2 builds that are in the price range I can afford. But I do not understand alot (the details of some specific hardware)

So here are the 2 setups:

Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2, Intel H 61 Motherboard
Intel Core i7 2600K 4x 3.4GHz
AMD Radeon HD6870 1024MB
8GB DDR3 Ram (2x4)
550 Watt

and

Gigabyte GA-M68MT-D3P, nForce 630a
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 6x 3,0GHz
Nvidia GeForce GTX570 1280MB
8GB DDR3-RAM PC-1333
550 Watt

1. Which one is generally better for gaming?
2. Do I eventually need more Watt?
3. What about the CPU coolers? Are the standard ones alright or should I buy Scythe Katana 3 or Arctic Cooling Freezer 3 Pro? (And which of them is the better one (price class is the same).

Thank you in Advance.

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January 31, 2012 3:48:49 PM

Ouch. That's a tough one. The i7 slams the 1055t in CPU performance but the 570 floors the 6870.

This is the homebuilt section. Are these prebuilts, or just configurations you've made? if it's the second then you should frankenstein them, making one monster machine. A 2500k and GTX 570 or 6970 is one hell of a machine.
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January 31, 2012 3:57:18 PM

Well it's a website where you can build your own PC. It's much easier than doing it yourself and they dont charge alot for it.

Unfortunately I cannot choose the I7 with the gtx 570, it's almost 180 Euros more (don't ask me why).
But I can choose the HD 6970 with 2048MB along with the AMD processor.
Indeed a though one :S
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January 31, 2012 6:15:22 PM

I wouldn't say it's much easier than doing it yourself! For me, the thrill of building is what attracted me. Have you ever built one? It's not hard at all and you can save a good chunk of money.

If you aren't sure, there's many guides around the internet to help. Just ask and I can link you to a billion helpful guides. It's much easier than most people think it is, all plug and play.
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January 31, 2012 6:33:04 PM

I am aware of that. Yes i have built some PC's and it is indeed quite interesting.
But I dislike the waiting for the parts. Where I live the Packetservices suck. They come at 11am and if im not home (and im of course not) they send it to the nearest warehouse and I need about 40 mins to get there :( 

Anyways I'm not quite sure about my choice yet, but I am tending to buy the one with the GTX 570 for it is most probably better than the AMD one, and for the processor: it will most probably hanlde bf3. However if you think otherwise please correct me ;) 
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January 31, 2012 6:34:32 PM

i5, not i7. Get the 2500, and not the K if since you're not planning to overclock.
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January 31, 2012 6:37:53 PM

FinneousPJ said:
i5, not i7. Get the 2500, and not the K if since you're not planning to overclock.


Unfortunately that is not an option. But im not sure that the AMD GPU is better than the 570 so im tending for the other build as i said before.

I see you guys know alot more than me so could you also please answer my 2 questions :D ?
2. Do I eventually need more Watt?
3. What about the CPU coolers? Are the standard ones alright or should I buy Scythe Katana 3 or Arctic Cooling Freezer 3 Pro? (And which of them is the better one (price class is the same).
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January 31, 2012 6:45:18 PM

Call the company and tell them you want the Intel CPU with the Nvidia graphics card. If they are building the computer for you and want your money they will make it happen.
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January 31, 2012 7:32:12 PM

What service are you ordering from? I might be able to help you configure one. These certainly are not ideal conditions. Frankly, I'd find a different site if they don't offer those configurations. That's awful closed in.
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January 31, 2012 8:12:43 PM

Dombazzz said:
Hey folks,

I am looking forward to buy a new Gaming PC. I've already chose 2 builds that are in the price range I can afford. But I do not understand alot (the details of some specific hardware)

So here are the 2 setups:

Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2, Intel H 61 Motherboard
Intel Core i7 2600K 4x 3.4GHz
AMD Radeon HD6870 1024MB
8GB DDR3 Ram (2x4)
550 Watt

and

Gigabyte GA-M68MT-D3P, nForce 630a
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 6x 3,0GHz
Nvidia GeForce GTX570 1280MB
8GB DDR3-RAM PC-1333
550 Watt


1. Which one is generally better for gaming?
2. Do I eventually need more Watt?
3. What about the CPU coolers? Are the standard ones alright or should I buy Scythe Katana 3 or Arctic Cooling Freezer 3 Pro? (And which of them is the better one (price class is the same).

Thank you in Advance.



THe first setup is good but, the motherboard is not capable for overclocking the CPU, it's a waste of money if you won't overclock your CPU considering that it is i7 2600K. I suggest you look for motherboard that has P67 or Z68 chipset, LGA 1155 socket. The PSU is quite a bit low, try buying a PSU with at least 700 Watts power.
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