Which build is better for gaming?

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#1 Posted by KotterPinedo (25 posts) -
Hello guys, I need help choosing over this two systems that I want to build. Here they are: CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core GPU: HIS IceQ Turbo H785QT2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 MOBO: ASRock H61M-DGS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 HDD: WD Blue 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - OEM DVD: Asus DRW SATA 24x DvD Burner PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified. $710 - Includes shipping or CPU: AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7870 XT w/Boost 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 MOBO: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 AM3+ AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 HDD: WD Blue 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - OEM DVD: Asus DRW SATA 24x DvD Burner PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified. $660 - Includes shipping. I could upgrade my GPU in about 6 months no problem, please tell me which one will do better gaming or which one would be better for me to choose, I want to play current games like BF3, Far Cry 3, Skyrim and such. Also, would it be better to buy the 1gb version for a 32 inch led tv?; Im only playing 1920x1080. I'll be waiting for your answers
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#2 Posted by soolkiki (1783 posts) -

I'd be kind of leaning toward that AMD based one because of the GPU... I'm not familiar iwth the processor, though.

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#3 Posted by ShadowDeathX (11611 posts) -
The second one easily. That GPU is really good and the CPU is great for games.
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#4 Posted by Blicen (1810 posts) -

The second one easily. That GPU is really good and the CPU is great for games.ShadowDeathX
I second this, the 2nd build is much more cost effective and will chew through pretty much anything you throw at it.

Just out of curiosity though, I'm not sure why the 2500k is being paired with an H61 motherboard with the Intel build.

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#5 Posted by FaustArp (1036 posts) -
The second one, hands down.
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#6 Posted by kraken2109 (13271 posts) -

The intel build has a slower GPU and for some reason you picked a bad motherboard, you want Z77.

Also 500GB hard drive will last about 2 days