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Which gaming rig is better?

Hey I am building a pc and have two in mind and i want to know peoples opinion of which one is better for. I want you to focus on the sole performance only and not worry about the price. They are very similar in must parts and a little bit different so i need help determining which one is better if you can please reply it would be very helpful because i spent a long time on this.

The first gaming rig is a Z170 its parts are :

Processor - Intel® Core™ i5-6600K Processor
Processor Cooling - Corsair Hydro Series H60 120mm Liquid CPU Cooler
Memory - 8 GB DDR4-2800
Video Card - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 - 4GB
Motherboard - MSI Z170A Gaming Pro
Power Supply - 600 Watt - Corsair CX600 V2 - 80 PLUS Bronze
Primary Hard Drive - 128 GB SanDisk Z400S SSD + 1 TB 7200RPM Hard Drive
Optical Drive - LG Blu-ray Re-Writer
OS - Windows 10

The second gaming rig is a Z97 its parts are :
Processor - Intel® Core™ i5-4690K Processor
Processor Cooling - Corsair Hydro Series H60 120mm Liquid CPU Cooler
Memory - 8 GB DDR3-2133
Video Card - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 - 4GB
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3
Power Supply - 600 Watt - Corsair CX600 V2 - 80 PLUS Bronze
Primary Hard Drive - 128GB SanDisk Z400S SSD + 1TB 7200RPM Hard Drive
Optical Drive - LG Blu-ray Re-Writer
OS - Windows 10

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Re: gaming rig

The top one has a newer processor and faster RAM. So that's an easy choice for me.

Kees

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While the newer CPU is nicer the SSD tells me no sale.

I've listened to so many complaints about 128GB SSDs that these are never a good deal. Those that buy them usually didn't know that a 240 or larger isn't much more.

https://www.google.com/#q=240gb+ssd finds them under 80 bucks so why folk want to lose time fiddling with a small SSD is a mystery.

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