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Which Gaming PC Build is Better?

I am building my first gaming pc and I have come up with 2 possible builds. The problem is, I don't know which one is better. Also, if you find any errors (compatibility issues, etc.) please let me know. These are parts I found on amazon: Build 1: Intel --------------------------------------… Case: CM Storm Scout 2 Advanced - Gaming Mid Tower Computer Case Motherboard: MSI Computer Corp. DDR3 1600 Intel LGA 1155 Motherboards - Z77A-G45 Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K Graphics Card: MSI GTX 660 Ti Power Edition Graphics Card with Triple Overvoltage and Enhanced PWM Design (N660TI PE 2GD5/OC) Solid-State Drive: Intel 330 Series Solid-State Drive 180 GB SATA 6 Gb/s 2.5-Inch - SSDSC2CT180A3K5 Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 7200 RPM 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST3000DM001 RAM 32GB: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory - CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10 Fans: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition Twin Pack Fan (CO-9050002-WW) Power Supply: Corsair Gaming Series 700-Watt ATX/EPS Bronze ATX12V/EPS12V 696 Power Supply GS700 OR Build 2: AMD --------------------------------------… Case: CM Storm Scout 2 Advanced - Gaming Mid Tower Computer Case Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Processor: AMD FD8350FRHKBOX FX-8350 FX-Series 8-Core Black Edition Graphics Card: MSI Computer Corp. Video Graphics Card N770 LIGHTNING Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 7200 RPM 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST3000DM001 RAM 32GB: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory - CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10 Fans: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition Twin Pack Fan (CO-9050002-WW) Power Supply: Corsair Gaming Series 700-Watt ATX/EPS Bronze ATX12V/EPS12V 696 Power Supply GS700 Thanks in advance. By the way I also do video editing on my computer.

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  1. The second one is better bu dude thats some serious stuff i mean since you are giving all that money first gocheck in what ''environment'' you are more comfortable working on likemVidia vs ATI. Anyways the only ''disadvantage'' the second has is the proccessor since intel is buy far more compatible than Amd

  2. Build two. You could probably get some better parts if you took the 32gb of ram because that's overkill you only need 8 for gaming for compatibility issues, input all the parts on pcpartpicker.com It will tell you if there is any issues with compatibility

  3. No. 2 is better build

  4. Computer #2 is the winner for gaming.

    Overall the Core i5 3570K is the more powerful CPU, but that really isn't a factor because both CPUs are strong enough for high-end gaming- neither will be a bottleneck for high-end graphics cards. And it's the graphics card that's most important in gaming builds. In most titles roughly 70% of your in-game fps are determined by your GPU model, not your CPU. And that's where there's a huge disparity- the GTX 770 is even better than the GTX 680!

    For video editing it's about a wash- the FX-8350 has more cores which is very beneficial for editing software like Sony Vegas, but the i5 3570K has stronger per-core performance and Intel's quick sync feature which greatly improves transcoding. Anyway they trade off- in some editing tasks the FX--8350 wins, in others the i5 3570K wins. Both are capable, arguably a slight edge to the Core i5. But on the gaming side it's a mismatch because of the GPUs.

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2013/05/31/nvidia-geforce-gtx-770-2gb-review/5

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_770/16.html


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