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

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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  1. Option 3 is the bets overall combination of CPOU and GPU
  2. Option 3 would be the best of those.
  3. Yeah option 3 though it would be brilliant if there was a cheaper version with i5.
  4. Ah, that's another 2 month wait. Hope it's worth it!
  5. 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.
  6. I would have a build setup for you, but I don't know what website to use in your country.
  7. 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?
  8. 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.)
  9. 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 ;)
  10. what, in Euros (or pounds), can you pay right away?
  11. 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?
  12. 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.
  13. 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.)
  14. Wouldn't the system need a CPU cooler and what are the major differences between this build and the last?:)
  15. Also, would the graphics card be good enough? is the GTX 560 TI any better?

    Thanks,

    Dark
  16. 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
  17. 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 :)
  18. for games and FRAPS, GPU.

    dont forget we are also looking at a 300 Euro drop in price between the two builds.
  19. So if you had 650 euro, which GPU would be better?
  20. 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
  21. 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.)
  22. yes, thats very good.
  23. The price doesn't show on the PcPartPicker (The case you supplied), SO I had to find another one :)
  24. yes. either of those will work fine
  25. is the j5- 3550 processor good aswell?
  26. yes, its about 100 MHz faster
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