My First pc build ever AMD build or Intel build HELP!

Hello,

Sorry if this is the wrong section but seeying as i want a opinion about my build i thought this was the best section to go..

I am Ian i live in the Netherlands.
All my life i have build prebuild pc's out of the store.

But as over time i got more and more dedicated to gaming i wanted to try and setup my first own pc build.

I ended up with having 2 builds so far 1 with AMD CPU and 1 with INTEL CPU.

The AMD costs 1455 euro
THe Intel costs 1571 euro.


My budget would be 1600 euros max.


AMD BUILD:

CASE

ZALMAN Z11 PLUZ

CPU COOLER

be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 2
2x PWM


GRAPHICS CARD

GIGABYTE GV-R797TO-3GD
HD 7970 3gb ddr5 clock 1100mhz
DVI, HDMI, 2x Mini-DP, CrossFireX

OS
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

CPU
CPUs Socket AM3+
AMD FX-8350
"Vishera"

8 core 4,0 ghz

POWERSUPLY!!

Thermaltake SP-650MPCBEU
2x PCIe,
650watt bronze certified


optic drives

DVD-reWriters Serial-ATA
LG GH24NS70
12-x DVD-RAM


Blu-ray Combo Serial-ATA
ASUS BC-12D1ST
BLACK

FANS


3times
be quiet! Silent Wings 2 120 mm
3-Pin BLACK

MOTHERBOARD
MObo Socket AM3+
MSI 990FXA-GD80
FW, RAID, Gb-LAN, Sound, ATX

Harddisks 3,5 inch SATA
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14, 1 TB
SATA 600, ST1000DM003


memory DDR3-1600
Kingston HyperX 8 GB DDR3-1600 Kit
KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX, blu, XMP


I have a 120 gb ssd stil i can use from my old pc,
And together with building cost/warranty plans i would come to a amount of

1455 euros.


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INTEL BUILD

CASE

ZALMAN Z11 PLUZ

CPU COOLER

be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 2
2x PWM


GRAPHICS CARD

GIGABYTE GV-R797TO-3GD
HD 7970 3gb ddr5 clock 1100mhz
DVI, HDMI, 2x Mini-DP, CrossFireX

OS
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

CPU

CPUs Socket 2011
Intel® Core™ i7-3820
(FC-LGA4, "Sandy Bridge E", boxed)
4 core 4x 3,6ghz


POWERSUPLY!!

Thermaltake SP-650MPCBEU
2x PCIe,
650watt bronze certified


optic drives

DVD-reWriters Serial-ATA
LG GH24NS70
12-x DVD-RAM


Blu-ray Combo Serial-ATA
ASUS BC-12D1ST
BLACK

FANS


3times
be quiet! Silent Wings 2 120 mm
3-Pin BLACK

MOTHERBOARD
MSI X79A-GD45 Plus
(RAID, Gb-LAN, Sound, ATX, Retail)


Harddisks 3,5 inch SATA
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14, 1 TB
SATA 600, ST1000DM003


memory DDR3-1600
Kingston HyperX 8 GB DDR3-1600 Kit
KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX, blu, XMP


I have a 120 gb ssd stil i can use from my old pc,
And together with building cost/warranty plans i would come to a amount of

1571 euros.


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Now my questions are:



Tips are always welcome like i said its my very first setup.

Thank you for any help and replies,
Ian.
5 answers Last reply
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  1. I would go with the AMD, while intel has some hyper threading and other nice features, the AMD has a little more power, more overclocking ability a lower price. i don't think you would notice much difference in performance.
  2. Why the extreme CPU? For gaming you will not really benefit from it and you could save some money by going with an i5-4670k or i7-4770k instead and get the same great performance.

    Both the Intel and AMD solutions listed will perform similar, so the choice is yours, really. I just don't see the need for the 2011 socket platform and extreme CPU, if gaming is the primary use of this PC.
  3. so i tweaked my build saved on the cpu and mobo and other things
    and now even have some value left for the top version of the 7970 and modular psu :).
    and stil saved money at the end of the line.

    So check the link: http://azerty.nl/winkelmandje/winkelmandje/?legen=1&product%5B7517%5D=1&product%5B541751%5D=1&product%5B620105%5D=1&product%5B526602%5D=1&product%5B624135%5D=1&product%5B563524%5D=1&product%5B452330%5D=1&product%5B425856%5D=1&product%5B568296%5D=1&product%5B196955%5D=2&product%5B459773%5D=1

    is this more like u would say MEC-777>?
  4. ian0090 said:
    so i tweaked my build saved on the cpu and mobo and other things
    and now even have some value left for the top version of the 7970 and modular psu :).
    and stil saved money at the end of the line.

    So check the link: http://azerty.nl/winkelmandje/winkelmandje/?legen=1&product%5B7517%5D=1&product%5B541751%5D=1&product%5B620105%5D=1&product%5B526602%5D=1&product%5B624135%5D=1&product%5B563524%5D=1&product%5B452330%5D=1&product%5B425856%5D=1&product%5B568296%5D=1&product%5B196955%5D=2&product%5B459773%5D=1

    is this more like u would say MEC-777>?



    Looks good! :)

    If there is room for it in your budget, I strongly recommend adding a 120GB SSD for your OS and other main applications. Will make your system run MUCH faster. ;)
  5. Okay thankyou and i already added to the start post that i have a 120GB ssd from my old pc i can use :)
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