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1st Time build..Need help to choose.

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July 2, 2013 4:47:10 AM

So i am going to build something for first time, i ve budget about $600-700. i've already got monitor,speakers,keyboard and mouse. actually i did pick 2 different machine but not sure if its good enough to play new games on high settings. what would you recommend ? this will be for gaming. So there are my two options..

1)
CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($153.61 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.40 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($56.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Essential 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($60.59 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)

2)
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB 192-bit GDDR5
AMD FX-6350 Vishera 3.9GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor
COOLMAX 500W SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866
500gb hdd dvd reader
and mid tower case comes with 2 fan.
around $650 on newegg.

also in future im planing to add 2nd graphic card. i dont know how its going to effect tho.

Thank you very much!

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July 2, 2013 9:26:51 AM

Really, neither. You can definitely get a better rig than the second one - Coolmax power supplies are among the absolute worst you can buy. The first one has a better CPU / GPU setup but I would go with Intel over AMD.

I would do this for $700:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $722.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-02 12:26 EDT-0400)
July 2, 2013 4:59:52 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Really, neither. You can definitely get a better rig than the second one - Coolmax power supplies are among the absolute worst you can buy. The first one has a better CPU / GPU setup but I would go with Intel over AMD.

I would do this for $700:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $722.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-02 12:26 EDT-0400)


Thank you !
looks nice but last few days i was checking web to compare intel to amd,
mostly people says amd because you can get same performance or higher with cheaper or same price.
plus they say 8 core will be useful in future in case if i ll upgrade the rig later on.
dont get me wrong i dont mean intel is bad, i had intel/geforce pc and i was happy. but since i dont have a lot to spend thats why i chose amd over intel
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July 2, 2013 5:07:08 PM

omarny said:

Thank you !
looks nice but last few days i was checking web to compare intel to amd,
mostly people says amd because you can get same performance or higher with cheaper or same price.
plus they say 8 core will be useful in future in case if i ll upgrade the rig later on.
dont get me wrong i dont mean intel is bad, i had intel/geforce pc and i was happy. but since i dont have a lot to spend thats why i chose amd over intel


Having 8 cores vs. four isn't going to make that much of a difference in upgrading your rig down the road. I'm personally more of an Intel person when it comes to performance over AMD.
July 2, 2013 5:38:47 PM

g-unit1111 said:
omarny said:

Thank you !
looks nice but last few days i was checking web to compare intel to amd,
mostly people says amd because you can get same performance or higher with cheaper or same price.
plus they say 8 core will be useful in future in case if i ll upgrade the rig later on.
dont get me wrong i dont mean intel is bad, i had intel/geforce pc and i was happy. but since i dont have a lot to spend thats why i chose amd over intel


Having 8 cores vs. four isn't going to make that much of a difference in upgrading your rig down the road. I'm personally more of an Intel person when it comes to performance over AMD.


what i meant is in future if the games start to using 8 cores:)  otherwise i think intel has better quality
July 2, 2013 5:50:34 PM

omarny said:

what i meant is in future if the games start to using 8 cores:)  otherwise i think intel has better quality


It will be several years before games start using 8 cores, you're safe there.
July 2, 2013 6:16:22 PM

g-unit1111 said:
omarny said:

what i meant is in future if the games start to using 8 cores:)  otherwise i think intel has better quality


It will be several years before games start using 8 cores, you're safe there.


Thank you mate!
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