I have little to no knowledge of how to build computers so I was hoping I could have builds recommended to me. I need everything besides a monitor, mouse, and keyboard. Please try to show me the build on pcpartpicker.com through a link.
Approximate Purchase Date: Black Friday/Cyber Monday
Budget Range: 825.00(before shipping) US$
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surging
Are you buying a monitor: No
Do you need to buy OS: yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, TigerDirect, any trusted US website
Location: USA, Baltimore, MD
Parts Preferences: What ever gets me the most powerful and graphically pleasing
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe/I will be maybe 1 -2 years after
Additional Comments: I want to make sure what I get isn't going not bottleneck or run into any compatibility issues. Also, I want this gaming rig to play essentially any game you can throw at from League of Legends, Diablo 3, Call of Duty, and other titles yet to be released. Please do not go over $825.
^ I would argue that although an Intel build is better, it is better for higher budget. Honestly, per your budget, I'd go AMD just because the Piledriver chips are pretty good. I only say this because Windows takes up a portion of your budget. Honestl the 7950 w/ a FX-8320 is more than enough for gaming and your daily apps. Plus you'll be able to overclock if you want in the future, as well as have access to future chip upgrades such as Steamroller which will use the same socket of AM3+ and expect to have up to a 10-15% increase in performance like Piledriver from Bulldozer. If true, it'd save you money upgrading slowly and you wouldn't have to buy another motherboard likke you would for Intel's Haswell and next chips.
Shoiuld be noted with the 10-15% Steamroller will be at the performance of Ivy Bridge if not higher.
cutebeans and aznshinobi, could you please tell me if your builds would be able to handle all of my gaming needs and future titles.
As stated, both builds would be fine.
Intel CPUs are indeed better than AMD's but mainly in gaming and slightly on the multi-thread depending on the app. However in terms of price, the FX-8320's value is pretty solid specially as it can OC and the $10 more i5 3450 can't.
As for GPUs, AMD as stated, right now makes better ones than Nvidia per pricing.
I think you are mistaken. Intel makes CPUs and AMD makes CPUs and GPUs. AMD and Nvidia are the only video card makers here and Intel does not make em.
Intel CPUs are better at gaming > AMD CPUs
AMD GPU > Nvidia right now for price and value.
It is not true that intels cpu's are universally better for gamers .
Intels cpu's often make higher fps at low resolutions but this is not a good test of how well they perform in a typical 1080p gamer set up