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Which one is better?

Hi community! I am looking for a good gaming system to play higher end games like bf3 and dayz(arma2). I had two builds that seem pretty solid for the price but i can't decide which one will preform better. Also if you have an recommendations I will greatly appreciate them to make my system even better.

Build 1: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Bwo2

Build 2: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BwpU with a amd fx 6300 CPU for $140 making final price $680

Build 3: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BePk

Build one goes out of my budget by a bit but i was just wondering if it is worth it. If not which one is a better gaming rig?
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  1. Both 1st and 2nd build should serve you well with 1 modification though, replace the 560 with 7850 in 2nd build.
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/543?vs=549

    Also, see if you can fit a 7870XT (Tahiti LE) in your budget in the 2nd build.
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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($133.79 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Xigmatek ASGARD PRO (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $671.66
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-04 19:57 EST-0500)

    Do this.
  3. tiny voices said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($133.79 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Xigmatek ASGARD PRO (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $671.66
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-04 19:57 EST-0500)

    Do this.

    I like this a lot but does it make a difference with the brand of the GPU. I'm suprised powercolor is substantial cheaper for the 2gb also i have been told the i3 3220 can either outdo or match all amd CPU's and use less power.
  4. Soda-88 said:
    Both 1st and 2nd build should serve you well with 1 modification though, replace the 560 with 7850 in 2nd build.
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/543?vs=549

    Also, see if you can fit a 7870XT (Tahiti LE) in your budget in the 2nd build.

    Ty for clearifying that for me. Is the 7870 that much better for the price than the 7850?
  5. Best answer selected by MkeonPC.
  6. mkeonpc said:
    Ty for clearifying that for me. Is the 7870 that much better for the price than the 7850?


    A normal 7870 or a GHz version? No. But the XT model isn't so much a 7870 as it is a slightly lesser 7950, which DOES make a huge difference.
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