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Good builds for gaming?

joeyboy3
  • 72 months ago

Intel: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/joeyboy3/saved/GsNv6h AMD: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/joeyboy3/saved/W2CD4D

Any improvements I can make to either? And which would be better for gaming at decent settings? (I don't want to go crazy)

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Well they're practically the same and will give you the same performance. Near identically atleast. The only thing I can say is for the AMD build, get rid of that ASRock Motherboad. Their AMD boards are total garbage. Pick up an ASUS Motherboard and you'll never regret it. An Asrock 970 Extreme 4 I had died out after 4 months of use, and it had major stability issues while it worked. I have an Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0 board right now, I love it. THey have a 970 version of the same board, I recommend that. It's about the same price as the Asrock. Atleast in the US.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

What about this one? http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a97evor20 Also, do you get any better performance going with and AMD gpu if I get an AMD cpu?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

That's the same motherboard I have but in the 970 Chipset. It'll be similar. And no, you don't get better performance by going with the same brand for CPU/GPU. Intel CPUs will give you better performance, but not by much. If you're on a budget go AMD for the CPU. I prefer Nvidia GPUs, but the GPU is literally just down to preference and budget.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Made several changes. http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/joeyboy3/saved/W2CD4D I changes the power supply because this one had so many good ratings it can't be bad and is semi modular, with only a small price increase. Changed the motherboard although it doesn't seem to have any real advantage over this one http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-970ag46 but cost a decent amount more. Changed the gpu to allow for crossfire if I want it in the future, but I can't tell if the motherboard has enough slots or the power supply is good enough for two cards. I also don't know what to look for in a network adapter.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

The motherboard allows Crossfire, but that power supply doesn't. It doesn't have enough extra VGA Cables nor the power to run two GPUs.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

But if that's the way I wanted to go, I could just buy a second card and upgrade my power? Or would it be better to just buy a whole new gpu?

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