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Windows 7: Gaming Pc Options

27 Feb 2017   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
Gaming Pc Options

Hi there, Im currently looking for a new gaming pc .
I've been given the option of these 3 as follows

Case: NZXT Source 340 Mid Tower Case - Black (Film still on window)
Hard Drive: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5inch SSD
Processor: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Socket 1151 6MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB DDR4 DRAM 2666MHz C16 Red 1.2V Memory Kit
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 600W Semi Modular 80+ Bronze Power Supply
Processor Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 4 Heatpipes/1x120mm Fan CPU Air Cooler
Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 Socket 1151 DVI HDMI 8-channel Audio ATX Motherboard
Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SC 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
Operating System: Windows 10 Education Edition Installed

and the second option

Intel i5-4690K CPU @ 3.50GHz 4 CPU's (quad core) Haswell.

8192mb Ram/Memory (8GB) DDR3 @ 1066MHz x2 4GB.

ASUSTeK Z97-K Motherboard (Socket-1150).

256GB SSD (Crucial).

2TB HDD (Seagate).

Standard Optical Drive (CD Drive).

Windows 8.1 (free windows 10) OS 64 bit (Home Edition).

Dedicated EVGA GTX 970 (4GB)

Case NZXT Phantom 410 Mid Case.

650 Watt 80 plus Gold PSU (Power Supply).

Liquid Cooler-master CPU Cooler.

And the third option

Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 Black (I think I'm not 100% sure)

Processor: AMD fx 6300

Processor fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo

Motherboard: ASRock 980DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard

Ram: Kingston 8gb ddr3-1600

Storage: 1tb western digital caviar blue

Video card: XFX Radeon R9 380x 4GB

DVD drive: Lite on DVD/cd writer

Power supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze certified

OS: Windows 10

Which one is the best specced? Ive been out of the loop with pc's the last year or so so im not entirely sure the best option.


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27 Feb 2017   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

Go Intel. Go Nvidia.

I'm short of time at the moment, so I'll let other members tell you why.

In my humble opinion, Option 1 would give you the best performance. I would see about getting it without the graphics card and subbing in a GTX 970 or 1070 instead. Especially if you do any gaming.
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01 Mar 2017   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT

Ehm.....Go with Ryzen.
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01 Mar 2017   #4

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

#1 looks pretty good except for the gpu and the os choice
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02 Mar 2017   #5

Win7 pro x64

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