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Which computer specs are better(gaming & recording with Fraps)?

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October 1, 2012 5:24:32 PM

Hi,

So basically I have been interested in buying a pre-built gaming computer (don't know how to build one myself). I am currently located in Switzerland but I can ship to The Netherlands as well. These are 4 pre-builds I have found which I am considering to buy. (If you guys could find a pre-built one for around 1000 USD that would be great!) I would kindly ask for you guys to select one of the options, (considering the prices as well).
Option 1 :

GAMING PC AMD FX 4100 Quad Core 4x3,6GHz - Asus Motherboard - 1000GB HDD - 8GB DDR3 (1333 MHz) - DVD Writer - Grafik GeForce GTX550 Ti (1024MB DDR5-VGA-DVI-HDMI-DirectX 11) - Audio - 6xUSB 2.0 - LAN - 650W - Cardreader - Wireless LAN - 1xeSATA - 3xLED Fan - Windows7 Home Premium 64Bit English (incl.DVD u.Lizenzkey) - COMPUTER

(£517.00 - 834 USD)

Option 2 :

Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4GHz, LGA1155, 4C/4T, 8MB Cache, max Turbo 3.9GHz, 77Watt TDP Hz - 2x 4 GB, DDR3, 1600MHz, - Intel H77 - 1TB, S-ATA, 7200rpm - AMD HD7570 1GB - DVD-RW - 7.1 High Definition Audio - 10/100/1000 LAN, 802.11 g/n W-LAN, Bluetooth 4.0 - Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1 64-bit D/E/F/I - 460 WATT

(960 USD)

Option 3 :

GAMING PC INTEL i7 2600K Quad Core 4x3,4GHz - 1000GB HDD - 8GB DDR3 (1333 MHz) - DVD Writer - Grafik GeForce GTX560 Ti (1024MB DDR5-VGA-DVI-HDMI-Di... 11) - Audio - 6xUSB 2.0 - 2xUSB 3.0 - LAN - 650W - Cardreader - Wireless LAN (USB/150MBit) - 1xeSATA - 3xLED fan - Windows7 Home Premium 64Bit (DVD a.Lizenzkey) - COMPUTER

(1212 USD)

Option 4 :

GAMING PC INTEL i5 2400 Quad Core 4x3,1GHz - 1000GB HDD - 8GB DDR3 (1333 MHz) - DVD Writer - Grafik GeForce GTX550 Ti (1024MB DDR5-VGA-DVI-HDMI-Di... 11) - Audio - 6xUSB 2.0 - 2xUSB 3.0 - LAN - 650W - Cardreader - Wireless LAN (USB/150MBit) - 1xeSATA - 3xLED fan - Windows7 Home Premium 64Bit (DVD a.Lizenzkey) - COMPUTER

(901 USD)


I am aware that the graphics card of the second one is complete ***, but I do not have the ability to build my own computer so I am ordering my computer in a full set (hence the crap graphics card)

Should I wait for three more months so I could get option 3? Or are any of these worth the money.

Thanks in advance!

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a b 4 Gaming
October 1, 2012 5:31:13 PM

Option 3 is the bets overall combination of CPOU and GPU
a b 4 Gaming
October 1, 2012 6:31:38 PM

Option 3 would be the best of those.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 1, 2012 6:54:09 PM

Yeah option 3 though it would be brilliant if there was a cheaper version with i5.
October 1, 2012 8:02:44 PM

Ah, that's another 2 month wait. Hope it's worth it!
a b 4 Gaming
October 1, 2012 9:00:24 PM

are you willing to learn how to build your own?

Something akin to that third build can be easily made for far less than the prebuilt.
a b 4 Gaming
October 1, 2012 9:20:32 PM

I would have a build setup for you, but I don't know what website to use in your country.
October 2, 2012 3:34:59 PM

Amazon.co.uk or amazon.de could work I guess. Any idea on what specs are good for around the same price of what I posted?
a b 4 Gaming
October 2, 2012 4:08:16 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (€214.85 @ Amazon Deutchland)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (€41.98 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (€92.77 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (€40.28 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€93.87 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (€95.89 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (€199.89 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Case: Xigmatek Asgard II Black ATX Mid Tower Case (€37.49 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (€53.60 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (€21.69 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Total: €892.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
October 2, 2012 4:51:09 PM

That's a great setup, although rather pricey. Considering getting it but it might take a couple months :/  Are there any cheaper alternatives that have around the same specs? Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.de are both possible seeing as I am able to ship to The Netherlands aswell. ScrewySqrl thank you so much for the setup, I think i just might wait the extra months, it seems like it's worth it ;) 
a b 4 Gaming
October 2, 2012 6:15:26 PM

what, in Euros (or pounds), can you pay right away?
October 2, 2012 8:54:01 PM

I'm paying in Euros but i'm waiting for a bit to maybe find some cheaper alternatives. If I were to build one are there any things to keep in mind?
a b 4 Gaming
October 2, 2012 11:19:12 PM

superdarkorbits said:
If I were to build one are there any things to keep in mind?


Use a quality power supply. Don't skimp on it.
a b 4 Gaming
October 3, 2012 1:44:41 AM

I was asking because you had several systems that appeared to be in that price range. if you can only spend 500 Euro, I can design a build around that as well.

Here is a 600 euro build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3330 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor (€172.89 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (€60.26 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (€40.28 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€59.48 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card (€152.85 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Case: Xigmatek Asgard II Black ATX Mid Tower Case (€37.49 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (€53.52 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (€21.69 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Total: €598.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
October 3, 2012 1:05:19 PM

Wouldn't the system need a CPU cooler and what are the major differences between this build and the last?:) 
October 3, 2012 6:15:05 PM

Also, would the graphics card be good enough? is the GTX 560 TI any better?

Thanks,

Dark
a b 4 Gaming
October 3, 2012 7:03:49 PM

superdarkorbits said:
Wouldn't the system need a CPU cooler and what are the major differences between this build and the last?:) 



this won't need a cooler -- no overclocking, so stock cooler is fine.

major differences:

i5-3330 vs i5-3570K: not overclockable, and runs about 400 MHz slower. Still plenty fast however, and still a quad core

B75 vs Z77 chipset. the B75 Does not do SLI/Crossfire, and only limited overclocking (pushes up turbo a few bins only -- which is also all the CPU can do). basically a reduced feature set to save money, matching well with the reduced feature set of the cpu.

smaller had droive (500 GB vs 1 TB), also no SSD

HD 6870 vs HD 7850: a notch slower (still good for 1920x1080 gaming however, at high/ultra settings), the 6870 is similar in performance to a 560ti.


trimming it back further to under 500 euros would probly mean an i3 processor (or possibly a 965BE or AMD A10-5800K), a drop to9 4 GB of RAM, and possibly a further step down in GPU to a 7770 or GTX 650

October 4, 2012 10:22:48 AM

So 500 GB drop and a less powerful CPU and GPU. If I could upgrade any component even more, which one would be most useful?

Thanks :) 
a b 4 Gaming
October 4, 2012 1:14:18 PM

for games and FRAPS, GPU.

dont forget we are also looking at a 300 Euro drop in price between the two builds.
October 4, 2012 3:29:41 PM

So if you had 650 euro, which GPU would be better?
a b 4 Gaming
October 4, 2012 9:04:23 PM

for 650 Euro, I can beef back up the 600 euro build a little biut: a i5-3470 instead of 3330, back to a 1tb hard drive, and back to a 7850 gpu
October 5, 2012 5:50:50 PM

This good?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/de/p/jqxf
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/de/p/jqxf/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/de/p/jqxf/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (€196.24 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (€60.67 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (€40.09 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€73.89 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (€199.89 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Case: Xigmatek Asgard II Black ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (€53.33 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (€21.67 @ Amazon Deutchland)
Total: €645.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
a b 4 Gaming
October 5, 2012 6:44:47 PM

yes, thats very good.
October 6, 2012 11:09:40 PM

The price doesn't show on the PcPartPicker (The case you supplied), SO I had to find another one :) 
a b 4 Gaming
October 7, 2012 3:33:30 AM

yes. either of those will work fine
October 7, 2012 9:52:55 AM

is the j5- 3550 processor good aswell?
a b 4 Gaming
October 7, 2012 12:05:04 PM

yes, its about 100 MHz faster