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

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September 24, 2013 4:46:16 AM

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:

    Which build is the best setup for pure gaming and multi tasking?


    Do the parts work well together for that build or are there any parts i should change to get a better value for my money?


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

Thank you for any help and replies,
Ian.
September 24, 2013 10:12:22 PM

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.
a b à CPUs
September 25, 2013 8:46:34 AM

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.
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September 25, 2013 9:15:45 AM

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&pro...

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

a b à CPUs
September 25, 2013 10:20:24 AM

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&pro...

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. ;) 
September 25, 2013 12:36:23 PM

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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