New Rig Choices

Hey guys, this is my first time posting on Tom's hardware so i'll try to make it quick. I need to choose these two pc's as a new gaming rig from cyberpowerpc.com and Alienware (I know I sound like an Alienware fan boy) these are the specs.

Cyberpower

CASE: HAF-X
CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.80 GHz
HDD: 500GB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD + 2TB 7200 RPM
MEMORY: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1866MHz Corsair Vengeance
MOTHERBOARD: MSI 970A-G43
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card
OS: Windows 7 Pro
PSU: 800 watt cyberpower PSU
$1603
Alienware

CASE: Alienware Aurora
CPU: 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3820 processor (10M Cache, Overclocked up to 4.1 GHz)
OS: Windows® 7 Ultimate, 64Bit, English
RAM: 16GB (4 X 4GB) Quad Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz
GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 690 4GB GDDR5
HDD: 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3Gb/s
PSU: 875 watt dell PSU
$2758
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  1. By far the Dell is the better PC. ...that isn't even a fair comparison. No FX-4300 rig should be considered a serious gaming machine.... If those are your only choices, then go with the Intel box.
  2. sadams04 said:
    By far the Dell is the better PC. ...that isn't even a fair comparison. No FX-4300 rig should be considered a serious gaming machine.... If those are your only choices, then go with the Intel box.


    hmmm the cost is alot higher is the FX really that bad when you compare the prices?
  3. The FX-4xxx is not a gaming CPU. If you want to cut costs and go with AMD, then look toward the FX 6300 at a minimum. The 4000 series are all dual module designs (more comparable to an i3). The 6000 series have three modules which allow the CPU to stretch its legs a bit more. Both of these will lag behind an i5 or i7 setup.
  4. Then how about an upgrade to an AMD FX-8350? I'm getting it for only $36 more (its on sale) and I believe that this CPU is one of the strongest AMD can offer?
  5. The FX-8350 would be a very welcome upgrade...
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