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Which One is Better (2 Systems Will Be Built)

derektkd456
  • 71 months ago

So as I was saying in the title, I need 2 systems built, and I'm trying to stay under $2,400 for each system ($4,800 total). I figure with black Friday savings and cyber Monday savings it will be around or below $4,000 for 2 systems. I have 4 builds, and I need to know which one will be better for my needs.

System #1 (Build 1)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $238.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $114.99 @ Amazon
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $6.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac) ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $212.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.92 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Dual Superclocked ACX Video Card $409.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair 760T Black ATX Full Tower Case $179.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $159.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) $125.98 @ Newegg
Monitor Asus VE278Q 27.0" Monitor $219.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan $12.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan $12.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF140 Purple 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan $16.67 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF140 Purple 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan $16.67 @ Amazon
Fan Controller NZXT SENTRY 3 Fan Controller $34.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Logitech K800 Wireless Slim Keyboard $69.99 @ Amazon
Speakers Cyber Acoustics CA-3602 30W 2.1ch Speakers $39.99 @ Amazon
Other NZXT Hue - RGB Color Changing LED Controller (Matte Black) (Direct From NZXT) $32.99
Other Sims 4 $79.99
Other Logitech Gamepad F310 (Amazon) $17.49
Other Corsair Professional Individually Sleeved DC Cable Kit, Type 3 (Generation 2), White $99.99
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $2394.54

System 1 (Build 2)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor $169.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $114.99 @ Newegg
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $6.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $129.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.92 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Vapor-X Video Card $472.98 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 760T Black ATX Full Tower Case $179.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $159.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) $125.98 @ Newegg
Monitor Asus VE278Q 27.0" Monitor $219.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $18.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan $12.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan $12.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF140 Purple 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan $16.67 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF140 Purple 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan $16.67 @ Amazon
Fan Controller NZXT SENTRY 3 Fan Controller $34.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Logitech K800 Wireless Slim Keyboard $69.99 @ Amazon
Speakers Cyber Acoustics CA-3602 30W 2.1ch Speakers $39.99 @ Amazon
Other NZXT Hue - RGB Color Changing LED Controller (Matte Black) (Direct From NZXT) $32.99
Other Sims 4 $79.99
Other Logitech Gamepad F310 (Amazon) $17.49
Other Corsair Professional Individually Sleeved DC Cable Kit, Type 3 (Generation 2), White $105.99
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $2305.52

System 1 Information

This system (system #1) will be used for gaming and light uses, like gaming, surfing the internet, word documents, and maybe some light video playing. Nothing exceptional. The games played will be as followed (may be more in the future):

Skyrim The Sims (All Expansions) The Sims 2 (All Expansions) The Sims 3 (All Expansions) The Sims 4 (All Expansions - When Released) Runescape (I have a N Router, so just need the graphics to be up to date) Roller-coaster Tycoon 1-3 Nancy Drew (All of them) GTA III-V Watchdogs Call of Duty (Blacks Ops I on up, including modern warfare series) Tomb Raider Minecraft Animal Crossing (Gamecube & Nintendo DS & Wii Emulator)

System 2 (Build 1)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $329.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $114.99 @ Newegg
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $6.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $211.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $169.99 @ Amazon
Storage Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $109.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.92 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $109.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 770 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $384.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case $139.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $139.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer $28.91 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full (32/64-bit) Purchased For $0.00
Monitor Asus VE278Q 27.0" Monitor $219.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan $12.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan $12.99 @ Newegg
Fan Controller NZXT SENTRY 3 Fan Controller $34.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard $51.60 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech Wireless Mouse M525 Wireless Optical Mouse $26.18 @ Amazon
Speakers Genius SW-G2.1 1250 38W 2.1ch Speakers $49.99 @ Newegg
Other Logitech Gamepad F310 (Amazon) $17.49
Other Corsair MM200 Gaming Mouse Mat — Standard Edition $16.99
Other NZXT HUE RGB Led Controller $32.99
Other Professional Individually sleeved DC Cable Kit, Type 3 (Generation 2), Red $99.99
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $2371.92

System 2 (Build 2)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-9590 4.7GHz 8-Core Processor $269.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $114.99 @ Amazon
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $6.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z ATX AM3+ Motherboard $224.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $189.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.92 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $109.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB DirectCU II Video Card $389.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case $139.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $139.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer $28.91 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full (32/64-bit) Purchased For $0.00
Monitor Asus VE278Q 27.0" Monitor $219.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan $12.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan $12.99 @ Amazon
Fan Controller NZXT SENTRY 3 Fan Controller $34.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard $51.60 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech Wireless Mouse M525 Wireless Optical Mouse $26.18 @ Amazon
Speakers Genius SW-G2.1 1250 38W 2.1ch Speakers $49.99 @ Newegg
Other Logitech Gamepad F310 (Amazon) $17.49
Other Corsair MM200 Gaming Mouse Mat — Standard Edition $16.99
Other NZXT Hue $32.99
Other Professional Individually sleeved DC Cable Kit, Type 3 (Generation 2), Red (Direct From Corsair) $99.99
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $2374.92

System #2 Information:

This system (system #2) will be used for video encoding, dvd ripping, server for my xbox 360, and manage millions of songs and encode them occasionally as well. The games played will be as followed (may be more in the future):

The Sims (All Expansions) The Sims 2 (All Expansions) The Sims 3 (All Expansions) The Sims 4 (All Expansions - When Released) Runescape (I have a N Router, so just need the graphics to be up to date) Roller-coaster Tycoon 1-3 Civilization V GTA III-V Watchdogs Total War Complete Series

Thank you for your time and suggestions, I know it was a long post.

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

System 1 Build 1 and System 2 Build 1

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this a bias opinion, or is it really that much better?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

from someone running an AMD build right now, im not being biased. It will be better for all your gaming,coding and editing needs.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

That is what I was thinking as well, the last computer I had ran a FX-8350 in it, but I felt like even maxed out it was still power hungry.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree with subsonic, but I would get a 290 over the 4gb 770 in the gaming build.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh agreed. I wasnt sure if it was still in his budget or worth it to mention

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, just fyi, you could drop the fan controllers and save $60. The Asus Motherboards have built in fan controller software. Unless you just want them, you know.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Eh...I do know this, Asus has some really good fan controllers on there motherboards, however its more of a look thing with my pc, and I can adjust them when in a game as well. What kind of Frames am I looking at using a 290 on the games above? Can the 290 max the games out on a 27" as well?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Well unfortunately, I bought a 770 so I dunno personally how awesome it is, but I promise it will out perform the the 770 lol. I completely understand about the fan controllers, they do look sweet and will be convenient.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Eh...now you got me reading -.- that fan xpert on the Asus motherboard (with AC Wifi) does it based on the characteristics of the fans and heat being put off in that area, and adjusts it based on that for the best cool to performance ratio....damn puts NZXT fan controllers in the ground. I really wish they had a NYSE ticker for ASUS....

From Newegg:

Fan Xpert 3 puts 4-pin/3-pin CPU and case fan controls in one place. It scans each fan's characteristics and delivers custom settings for each fan based on the dedicated area temperatures detected by hardware thermal sensors. Make sure every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and low noise. Fan Xpert 3 supports hardware-level PWM/DC combo mode for both the CPU and case fans. It even can reduce the CPU fan speed to below the default minimum, for extra-quiet and power saving operation during light loads.

Damn...NZXT get with the game

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, I'm excited about all the features these new Asus boards have. I'm looking at the non-wifi z97-pro and z97-a myself.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

And yet the Hero, they just released has none of this, and whats really neat is the new z97 boards like the one I have, all come with home cloud, so you can access your pc remotely from anywhere no matter what your using.

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Right, plus I need a full tower, cause they will be sitting on the floor, one desk is 29.5" tall, and the other is 27" tall.

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes they do, I bought a 770 a few months ago before amd's prices dropped. :( lol

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