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January 18, 2013 6:38:21 PM

Hey guys, I recently found 2 great budget builds that fit within my budget of 1200€ but I don't know which one is better for gaming. I'm planning to use this pc for gaming only and I might overclock it to 4gHz.

Build 1:
CPU - Intel Core i5-3570k (204.90)
Motherboard - ASUS P8Z77-V LE Motherboard 1155 (152.20)
Video Card - Sapphire HD7870 2GB PCI-Express (209.90)
Memory - 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 MHz (54.90)
CPU Fan - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (36.95)
SSD - Crucial m4 Solid State Drive 128gb (101.08)
HDD - Seagate Barracude 1TB Hard Drive (73.09)
PSU- Corsair Builder Series 750W
Case - Phantom 410 Black - midtower
Optical Drive - LiteOn Internal DVD Writer SATA Black 24x (27.89)
Monitor - Dell Professional LED Monitor 23" 1920 x 1080 (213.90)

build 2:
CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4 GHz
Motherboard - ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155
CPU Fan - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO ($29.98)
Video Card - XFX Radeon HD 7950 ($319.99)
RAM - Corsair Vengeance 8GB ($45.42)
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM ($69.99)
Case - Cooler Master HAF 912 ($59.99)
Power Supply - Corsair Builder Series 600W ($66.24)
Optical Drive - Lite-On Super AllWrite 24X ($17.99)

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January 18, 2013 6:41:01 PM

I would expect a 1200€ build to have either a GTX 670 or 7970 in it... Are those pre-built or did you pick the parts?
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January 18, 2013 8:57:14 PM

If you must take either of them, build one as there is little difference in 7870 and 7950 and you get an ssd. If you built it yourself, you would get better such as this-

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yiA6
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yiA6/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yiA6/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.26 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($424.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1201.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 17:57 EST-0500)