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November 24, 2012 5:53:19 AM

So i have the choice between two computers, links are below:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/GAMING-8120-Eight-Core-DDR5-VGA...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/GAMING-INTEL-2400-DDR3-VGA-DVI-...
The problem is i know the i5 2400 is superior to the amd (Apart from on multi-threading) but isnt the graphics card a little low end on the i5 product. My question is, which one will run games best (Like planetside and crysis 3) as i am worried about the second graphics card being a little low end? The i5 2400 with the geforce gt630 or the AMD 8120 with the geforce gtx 650?

Also to add i am buying this budget pc just to be able to play planetside, so it doesn't matter if i can't get on high settings, as long as i can play low on at least 50fps.

Many thanks

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November 24, 2012 6:16:09 AM

Blacklightps2 said:
So i have the choice between two computers, links are below:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/GAMING-8120-Eight-Core-DDR5-VGA...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/GAMING-INTEL-2400-DDR3-VGA-DVI-...
The problem is i know the i5 2400 is superior to the amd (Apart from on multi-threading) but isnt the graphics card a little low end on the i5 product. My question is, which one will run games best (Like planetside and crysis 3) as i am worried about the second graphics card being a little low end? The i5 2400 with the geforce gt630 or the AMD 8120 with the geforce gtx 650?

Also to add i am buying this budget pc just to be able to play planetside, so it doesn't matter if i can't get on high settings, as long as i can play low on at least 50fps.

Many thanks

Well I know my opinion is not popular but after running two AMD FX rigs since the first day they came out I would go for the FX-8120 system with the GTX 650. It is really a very capable CPU and you can easily overclock that CPU to 4GHz with just a 20x multiplier and not even touch the default voltage. I really can't comment on the GTX650 though as I have not used Nvidia since the 7800GS(AGP) I have been with ATI since then. That said my AMD FX-8120(4GHz)\Sapphire HD 6950>6970 rig can play any game I have with no problems no stutter just smooth as butter.

November 24, 2012 6:19:52 AM

on the one you picked the graphics card is way weak its the entry level gaming card you really want a gtx 660/amd 7850 as the minimum for a good gaming experience
November 24, 2012 6:20:25 AM

The GTX 650 is the better one, but the CPU is defiantly less powerful
I would highly recommend you consider building a computer yourself if your going to spend that much money. It is not that difficult to do, there are many videos on the internet showing you how to do it.
Now you may worry about warranty, but like any product, all parts come with their own warranty, some better than anything you would find with a prebuilt PC

So i recommend that and if you have any questions, just ask here and i am certain everyone will be able to help you!
But you still wish to get a pre-built PC i would recommend you find a different seller with different parts and better value, i would help you there but i do not know any good retailers in the UK as i live in Australia
November 24, 2012 6:29:07 AM

bryonhowley said:
Well I know my opinion is not popular but after running two AMD FX rigs since the first day they came out I would go for the FX-8120 system with the GTX 650. It is really a very capable CPU and you can easily overclock that CPU to 4GHz with just a 20x multiplier and not even touch the default voltage. I really can't comment on the GTX650 though as I have not used Nvidia since the 7800GS(AGP) I have been with ATI since then. That said my AMD FX-8120(4GHz)\Sapphire HD 6950>6970 rig can play any game I have with no problems no stutter just smooth as butter.

So how would the AMD manage when playing a game like PS2?
November 24, 2012 7:46:51 AM

i don't know how demanding planetside 2 is because i have a gtx 670 & never dipped below 30fps. There is a gaming group that i'm with that has a uk build price list. I would seriously recommend building its very easy to do. If you do decide to build your own feel free to message me about any questions you have. Also this list can be tweaked you don't have to completly follow it.

price lists- http://www.kbmod.com/2012/11/19/pc-build-guide-european...
November 24, 2012 8:05:24 AM

emperor piehead said:
i don't know how demanding planetside 2 is because i have a gtx 670 & never dipped below 30fps. There is a gaming group that i'm with that has a uk build price list. I would seriously recommend building its very easy to do. If you do decide to build your own feel free to message me about any questions you have. Also this list can be tweaked you don't have to completly follow it.

price lists- http://www.kbmod.com/2012/11/19/pc-build-guide-european...


Well i totaled it up via that way and it came way above the price i would be buying it for...
Base Total: £646.09
Shipping: £4.00
Total: £650.09
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