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Which pc is better for gaming?

by PadraicIRE / August 8, 2016 11:28 AM PDT
Option 1:
Processor: Intel i5-6400 2.70GHz Quad Core CPU
Graphics Card: ASUS STRIX NVIDIA GTX 970 4GB GDDR5
Memory: 8GB - 3000MHz - DDR4 Corsair Vengeance
Storage: 1TB SATA III Hard Drive Hard Disk
Motherboard: Intel Z170 Skylake Chipset ATX
Power Supply: 600W 80+ Certified PSU
Case: AeroCool Aero-800 Windowed Midi Tower
Optical Drive: 24x DVD Re-Writer
Operating System: N/A

Option 2:


Processor: Intel i7 6700 3.4GH Quad Core
Graphics Card: ASUS 2g nividia 2gb gtx 960
Memory: 8GB - 3000MHz - DDR4 Kingston
Storage: 1tb
Motherboard: Asus 7170 P 7170
Power Supply: 650 EVGA GQ Gold
Case: AeroCool Aero-800 Windowed Midi Tower
Optical Drive: 24x DVD Re-Writer
Operating System: N/A
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Here's the thing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 8, 2016 12:00 PM PDT

At about the i5-540 or before that, the CPU and chipset could drive about 3 GPUs at 1080p.

So the increase in CPU power is just nice without expecting any increase in gaming power or frame rate.

So the 970 wins this round for this and it's higher video memory.

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so which on is better
by PadraicIRE / August 8, 2016 12:08 PM PDT
In reply to: Here's the thing.

On the First one its meant to be 6500 are you saying option 1?

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Better at gaming.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 9, 2016 8:22 AM PDT
In reply to: so which on is better

The first one should win on gaming tests.

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The first one
by orlbuckeye / August 9, 2016 4:33 AM PDT

Nvidia 970 4gb > Nvidia DDR 960

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#1....but
by Bob__B / August 9, 2016 9:14 AM PDT

If you can hold off for a month or two keep your eye on a gtx 1070.

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Option is Better for Most Games
by andrewbaggins / August 9, 2016 10:29 AM PDT

The faster cpu in Option 2 will help in a few games that are "cpu-intensive", but most games are "graphics-intensive"; therefore, the more powerful GTX 970 will provide better gaming results.

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Is there much difference in this one its around same price a
by PadraicIRE / August 10, 2016 9:18 AM PDT
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Nice rig.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 10, 2016 9:29 AM PDT

1070 GPU, SSD of a good size. Should be a nice gamer.

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is it better than this for an extra 150
by PadraicIRE / August 10, 2016 11:03 AM PDT
In reply to: Nice rig.

Processor: Intel i5-6500
Graphics Card: ASUS STRIX NVIDIA GTX 970 4GB GDDR5
Memory: 8GB - 3000MHz - DDR4 Corsair Vengeance
Storage: 1TB SATA III Hard Drive Hard Disk
Motherboard: Intel Z170 Skylake Chipset ATX
Power Supply: 600W 80+ Certified PSU
Case: AeroCool Aero-800 Windowed Midi Tower
Optical Drive: 24x DVD Re-Writer
Operating System: N/A

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Better
by Bob__B / August 10, 2016 1:21 PM PDT

On the plus side.
Gpu
Ssd
Ram
Hdd

On the minus side.
No optical unit

That case is an odd thing so you might want to do some reading on that unit.

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Option 1 and ...
by Sizzor01 / August 13, 2016 11:40 AM PDT

The option 1 is fine for gaming .But for value and future proofing you need to take in to new AMD RX and GTX 1000 series Gpu

Check out this gpus which are better than 970 for the same price of Polaris and Pascal architecture.

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Both
by RyJD / August 16, 2016 7:12 AM PDT

There are plus and down sides on both. Core i7 is amazing but the other one uses a sky lake motherboard.

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option 2 but get better gfx card
by george3384 / December 9, 2016 12:13 AM PST

Option 2 looks pretty good but the graphics card is outdated. You should ditch the older GTX 960 and get yourself 4GB GTX 1050 Ti.

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