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Ok so I am currently stuck on what to buy for my first gaming PC.. I have two choices.

the first is a custom build from aria with the following specs :

Corsair Obsidian 750D case
750W Corsair Builder Series
4GB EVGA GTX 760 SC with ACX Cooler
Asus ROG Maximus VI Hero Intel Z87
Intel I5-4670K
2TB Seagate HDD
Corsair Vengeance 8GB RAM (2133)
Windows 7 64bit

TOTAL COST : £980.90


OR I COULD HAVE THIS PRE BUILD FROM ARIA WHICH IS THE FOLLOWING:

3x XFX Radeon 7950's 3GB GDDR5
AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad Core CPU
Gigabyte GA 990FXA
Cooler Master TX3 EVO CPU Cooler
Corsair 200R Midi case
850W PSU Modular
4GB (1600MHz) RAM
32GB Crucial V4 SSD

NO OS INSTALLED

TOTAL COST: £1100
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(Original post by remmer)
Ok so I am currently stuck on what to buy for my first gaming PC.. I have two choices.

the first is a custom build from aria with the following specs :

Corsair Obsidian 750D case
750W Corsair Builder Series
4GB EVGA GTX 760 SC with ACX Cooler
Asus ROG Maximus VI Hero Intel Z87
Intel I5-4670K
2TB Seagate HDD
Corsair Vengeance 8GB RAM (2133)
Windows 7 64bit

TOTAL COST : £980.90


OR I COULD HAVE THIS PRE BUILD FROM ARIA WHICH IS THE FOLLOWING:

3x XFX Radeon 7950's 3GB GDDR5
AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad Core CPU
Gigabyte GA 990FXA
Cooler Master TX3 EVO CPU Cooler
Corsair 200R Midi case
850W PSU Modular
4GB (1600MHz) RAM
32GB Crucial V4 SSD

NO OS INSTALLED

TOTAL COST: £1100
Look at dínopc, novatech and PCspecíalíst
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(Original post by remmer)
Ok so I am currently stuck on what to buy for my first gaming PC.. I have two choices.

the first is a custom build from aria with the following specs :

Corsair Obsidian 750D case
750W Corsair Builder Series
4GB EVGA GTX 760 SC with ACX Cooler
Asus ROG Maximus VI Hero Intel Z87
Intel I5-4670K
2TB Seagate HDD
Corsair Vengeance 8GB RAM (2133)
Windows 7 64bit

TOTAL COST : £980.90


OR I COULD HAVE THIS PRE BUILD FROM ARIA WHICH IS THE FOLLOWING:

3x XFX Radeon 7950's 3GB GDDR5
AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad Core CPU
Gigabyte GA 990FXA
Cooler Master TX3 EVO CPU Cooler
Corsair 200R Midi case
850W PSU Modular
4GB (1600MHz) RAM
32GB Crucial V4 SSD

NO OS INSTALLED

TOTAL COST: £1100
I dont think you will see much performance difference between each.

Regarding your CPU's - My machine has a i5 2500k CPU. This is older than both of your options but it still runs all the games i have tried on maximum settings.

32GB is a lot more than 8GB but i dont think you will see much benefit above 8 mzybe 16GB so this is not worth the extra.

The GPUs may show a noticeable performance difference, however once you get past the 780gtx level you start to get into huge price jumps for very little extra benefit.

That said there is only s £120 price difference.

Theifore i would suggest the cheaper machine unless the £120 is of no significance to you.

One thing to mention thou
both of those machines have standard HDD's

You should use a standard HDD for storage and a lower sized SDD for your OS games and programs because the speed difference is unbelievable. Better still, get 2 identical SDD's with half of your desired capacity and run then as one RAID 0 drive for double the speed.

I have a 2x SDD raid 0 setup in my machine and it is so fast that when the windows 7 loading screen appears (where the 4 glowing windows come together then glow for ages) it finishes booting before the 4 windows reach each other.

Honestly, upgrading to a SDD or better still 2x SDD in raid 0 will make much more difference than any other upgrade you can get.
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PC FTW!
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one with good specs:cool:
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(Original post by saifkiddan)
one with good specs:cool:
WTF kind of helpful reply is this?
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