Which computer is best

Which of these computers is the best

1. AMD FX-8120 16 GB Ram the mother board is Gigabyte 970A-UD3 and CF 6950
2. Intel Core i5 3570K GTX 660, the mother board is ASUS P8Z77- V Pro and 8 GB Ram


I think the first computer is a little better and im mostly going to play WoW, and fps games
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  1. 1st one
  2. And thats why you cant trust random idiots on the internet.

    2nd machine is heads and shoulders better.
  3. Saahamon said:
    Which of these computers is the best

    1. AMD FX-8120 16 GB Ram the mother board is Gigabyte 970A-UD3 and CF 6950
    2. Intel Core i5 3570K GTX 660, the mother board is ASUS P8Z77- V Pro and 8 GB Ram


    I think the first computer is a little better and im mostly going to play WoW, and fps games


    Second one is quite a bit better

    The 3570K will obliterate the FX-8120 in pretty much every application. Similarly, a single GTX 660 will trade blows with CF 6950s and beat it completely it apps that don't scale well
  4. if it is just for gaming that you want this machine for...the first machine is the best choice.but for any other purpose other than gaming...the second one will be better.

    in case you want a still better performance from the 1st machine, you can always mod the 6950 to the 6970...it will be a different league of beast altogether.

    all the best
  5. Im doing strictly gaming and just normal internet stuff
  6. Benchmarks to prove :

    CPU (mind you this is with a 8150 CPU, 8120 will be even slower)
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/434?vs=701

    Scroll down to wow benchmark.

    Video card:
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/660?vs=510


    Dont worry about memory, 8gb is more than enough for anything you can do on your PC.
  7. I'd go for the second one. It will work much better for WoW.
  8. siddharthmukul007 said:
    if it is just for gaming that you want this machine for...the first machine is the best choice.but for any other purpose other than gaming...the second one will be better.

    in case you want a still better performance from the 1st machine, you can always mod the 6950 to the 6970...it will be a different league of beast altogether.

    all the best


    Only the initial run of 6950s were modifiable. They put a stop to that really fast
  9. Scotty99 said:
    Benchmarks to prove :

    CPU (mind you this is with a 8150 CPU, 8120 will be even slower)
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/434?vs=701

    Scroll down to wow benchmark.

    Video card:
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/660?vs=510


    Dont worry about memory, 8gb is more than enough for anything you can do on your PC.

    Thanks for the benchmarks but if the 6950 is in crossfire then its better then the single 660, right?
  10. Pinhedd said:
    Only the initial run of 6950s were modifiable. They put a stop to that really fast


    but i hear that chewing gum method is still working.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=137136&page=130
  11. No, wow does not get along well with crossfire. (you literally cannot alt tab properly)

    I have been building PC's for 12 years and playing WoW for 7 of those, if you stick to intel and nvidia that will be your best bet for WoW performance.

    Crossfire and SLI are almost never worth it, stick to a single strong GPU.
  12. Saahamon said:
    Thanks for the benchmarks but if the 6950 is in crossfire then its better then the single 660, right?



    yes cfx 6950 has more grunt than a single gtx660
  13. And i5 is well worth it over the bulldozer CPU. WoW is very (and I mean very) CPU intensive.
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