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February 23, 2013 7:21:48 PM

The first build is :

Core i5 3570k
ASUS P8Z77-V LX2
Gigabyte 7950
Noctua NH-U12P
Corsair 8GB
Toshiba 500gb
Thermaltake Germany Series Hamburg 530W - 80+
Cooler Master K380

and the second one is :

i5-2500K
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
Radeon 7870
Corsair 8GB
1TB WD
XFX Core 550
Corsair Carbide 300R

I will be only gaming on these builds (mainly FPS games), storage is not a hickup, 500 gb is fine by me i can get my hands on another hdd later and raid it.

So please help me choose which one is better, and why.

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February 23, 2013 7:43:11 PM

The first build has a better processor, better gpu. But i dont know about that power supply. If i were you i would check it out good before purchasing it. Other then that i would probably go with the first build.
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February 23, 2013 7:57:47 PM

Just wanted to add that the gpu on the second build is a 7870 XT, not the standard 7870.
And about the power supply on the first build, can you check it and inform me, as i am not so good into such stuff, but it said it had 38 amps on the 12 rails and 80+ bronze?
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February 23, 2013 8:09:37 PM

Core i5 3570k > get the ivybridge cpu, it's better than the sandybridge i5.
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 > good motherboard for the money, it's better than the asus LX.
Gigabyte 7950 or the 7870 tahiti le, the performance difference is minimal.
Noctua NH-U12P > if you can't fit in the budget, look for the cm hyper 212 evo or arctic cooling freezer 13 or i30.
Corsair 8GB
1TB WD
XFX Core 550 > get this psu, it's a quality one.
Corsair Carbide 300R > good quality case, much better than the cm case
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February 23, 2013 8:17:50 PM

If i could do that i would, but my budget does not allowed me, i cannot go over 850 euros.
So it's either the first build or the second, can't mix between them.
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February 23, 2013 8:19:27 PM

Are those pre-built pcs ?
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February 23, 2013 8:32:42 PM

No, i asked two friends of mine to make builds for me for less than 850 euros, and they both came up with those two builds, each one tell me that his is good, so i can't decide, i am from slovenia by the way so the prices are a little bit higher.
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February 23, 2013 8:40:41 PM

Well then go with the first build, but try to get the xfx 550 instead of the thermaltake one.
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February 23, 2013 8:58:47 PM

Well if you can't afford the xfx, get that one, it's a decent psu, it's better than the thermaltake.
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February 23, 2013 9:17:48 PM

Thank you, is the motherboard still good for some decent overclocking?
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