Question Buying used Pre-built, unsure which to choose.

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I am buying a used PC and my budget is about 650$.I have found two PC's that happen to be the same price but I am having a hard time choosing. I use my PC for mainly gaming, work and browsing

PC 1 :

Intel i5 9600k

Asus Rog RTX 2060 OC Edition

Corsair Venegance 2x8GB 3200 MHz

Coolermaster 650W

2 x 250 GB SSD

MSI MPG z390 Gaming Pro Carbon

PC 2 :

Intel Core i5-11500

ASUS Radeon RX 6600 Dual 8GB

Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2x8GB 2666MHz

Corsair RM750 750W

1 x 500GB SSD

ASRock B560 PRO4
 

geofelt

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I would pick #2.
The 11500 processor is stronger.
The RX6600 is stronger.
With a discrete graphics card, the difference in ram speed is not that important.
The PSU is of better quality.
It is easier to manage a single 500gb ssd vs. two at 256.
 

KananX

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Ram speed does matter, particularly for ryzen.
But, we are talking about an Intel I5-11500 processor with 2666 speed ram.
Any way you look at it, #2 is better.
I agree with this, maybe you can overclock the ram a little or sharpen timings otherwise it’s okay.
 

logainofhades

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Ram speed does matter, particularly for ryzen.
But, we are talking about an Intel I5-11500 processor with 2666 speed ram.
Any way you look at it, #2 is better.
An 11500 would have a similar results. 11th gen wasn't much, if any, improvement, vs 10th gen. In some cases 11th gen came out slower, which I believe happened in their 11700k video. Yes #2 is definitely better, but that ram speed can be an issue, especially if they upgrade the GPU, later on. Systems often see a GPU upgrade or two, before replacing the CPU. Even with some serious ram tuning, on an expensive DDR4 2666 kit, the 10400 still was held back. With how cheap 3200 kits are, right now, I would recommend swapping to better ram, and selling the 2666, if possible.

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I would get #2 and but also add a nice DDR4 3600 CL 16 kit that you can also run @ 3200 @ 1.35v on a B560. That way you can also upgrade the CPU later to a 11600k or 11700k - and the 750w PSU with the no.2 system will handle even the 11700k with that GPU whilst running gear 1 mode with power limits unlocked.
 

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