First gaming build questions

As you probably guessed by the title I'm trying to build my first gaming pc with a max budget of £750 (I'd really like to keep it under £710 if possible) and well I can't decide between these two builds.

Build 1

Gigabyte SKT-1155 Z77-DS3H - £67.53
Intel Core I5-3470 - £145.34
Corsair Vengeance 2x4 GB 1600 RAM - £ 41.51
Corsair builder 600w psu - £57.26
Western Digital 500gb HHD - £ 43.97
Palit Nvidia 670 - £290.40
Cooler master HAF 912 plus - Already have
Windows 8 oem - 68.49 (Yes I'm a cheapskate)

Total £ 733. 39

Build 2

Gigabyte SKT-AM3+ 970A-D3 (Rev 1.0) - £64.98
AMD FX6300 Black Edition - £105.41
Corsair Vengeance 2x4 GB 1600 RAM - £ 41.51
Corsair builder 600w psu - £57.26
Western Digital 500gb HHD - £ 43.97
Palit Nvidia 670 - £290.40
Cooler master HAF 912 plus - Already have
Windows 8 oem - 68.49

Total £ 690.88

All parts from Amazon

I know build 1 is better but by how much? Will there be a massive difference in FPS and will the fx6300 bottleneck the GPU?

Also I might be willing to overclock the 6300. One last thing Nvidia Phyxs still work with a AMD cpu right?

Any help will be appreciated :D
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  1. i5 is better.
    fX-6300 won't bottleneck the GPU.

    Nvida PhysX is on the GPU side.

    ^_^ :)
  2. Ah thanks, any idea what the FPS difference will be? Also will the psu be enough?
  3. Common Courtesy said:
    Ah thanks, any idea what the FPS difference will be? Also will the psu be enough?


    600W will be plenty for a single. If you want to SLI you will need 750W minimum.
  4. You only need 500w.
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