Hey guys, im currently deciding between these two builds. They will mosly be used for gaming (med-high), as well as just general use, and i was wondering which of the two would give me the best preformance/buck. All prices are from Newegg.ca.
Definitely go with the second build but do not purchase a Raidmax power supply. They are the worst of the worst. However on the second build don't use low voltage RAM on Sandy Bridge / Ivy Bridge builds and get an H77 motherboard instead of H61.
If both the cx500 and cx430 are made by the same company shouldnt the quality be the same?
Not necessarily. A lot of these companies - and especially bigger manufacturers like Corsair - don't always have the time or resources to check every product they make, and a lot of it comes from Chinese manufacturers. Quality control is something that is always a tricky issue to address for PC component manufacturers.