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Help me decide between 2 gaming PCs

Mediocre

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I am buying a new pc and I need to decide,maybe you can help me...
I will name the first one "John",and the second one "Simon"
They cost about the same,and i have enough money for any of those two.


John

AMD FX 6300 3,5GHZ 6-Core
GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2
8GB Kinston Fury 1866Mhz DDR3
Gigabyte R7 370 2GB OC
250GB Seagate Baracuda
AW C550 500W Red +120mm led cooler

vs

Simon

Intel i3 6100 3,7GHZ Skylake 14nm
GIGABYTE H110M-DS2 DDR4
G.SKILL 8GB Ripjaws V 2400Mhz DDR4
Gigabyte R7 360 2GB OC
HDD: 250GB Baracuda
AW C550 500W Red +120mm led cooler

John has better graphics card,and Simon has better RAM.
I think I3 > FX,but i still need some advice.
Thank you.
 

CTurbo

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Are these pre-builts? Neither are very good, but Simon has a much better foundation (cpu, motherboard, and RAM). Both of them would probably need a psu upgrade.

All John has going for it is a better video card. Everything else sucks.
 

Tyemer

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I would go with the "Simon" build because the Intel Skylake processors are actually very good.

But you should get a 750 ti for the better performance, or even spend like $40-50 more on a 950.
 

Mediocre

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Well,its a PC shop where they build custom PCs and sell them as they are.
Would they work well without a psu upgrade?
And yeah,i know they are not that good,but that is my budget...
What psu upgrade would i need?

 

James Mason

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Building your own computer is easy. Building it takes 2-3 hours, and installing windows takes about 30mins to 45mins, and after that downloading and installing drivers takes another 30-45 mins. After all that, have it download windows updates at night, it may take a 2-4 passes to get them all.

Building a PC:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIF43-0mDk4
Installing Windows:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zAdwedmj1M

Protip for installing drivers safely, install them one at a time and restart the computer after each install to avoid breaking the OS, which can happen if you try to install them all at once.

 

Mediocre

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Well,im getting this build for about 500$,and i can't spend more.
If someone told me the exact parts of a better PC for the same price,i would appreciate it.
Maybe i could buy the parts and just build it myself,or pay a small amount to a PC shop.

 

James Mason

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: *Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($110.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: *ASRock H110M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($51.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($33.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: *Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.49 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: *Zotac GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: *DIYPC Solo-T1-BK ATX Mid Tower Case ($27.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: *EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($33.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: *LG GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer ($15.88 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: *Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $510.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-13 16:54 EDT-0400

edit: ram was out of stock

But if you could save up more money, you'd be happier with something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($198.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: *ASRock H110M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($53.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: *G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($32.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: *A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($58.97 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.49 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: *MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GT OC Video Card ($249.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: *DIYPC Solo-T1-BK ATX Mid Tower Case ($27.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: *SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: *LG GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer ($15.88 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: *Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $831.14
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-13 16:55 EDT-0400
 

CTurbo

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You can see how much they'd charge to put together or to install windows for you.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($110.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B150M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($63.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($35.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.49 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R7 370 4GB Vapor-X Video Card ($118.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Xion XON-310_BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($25.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $443.39
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-13 16:52 EDT-0400
 

Mediocre

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Okay guys,that was really helpful,i was seconds away from wasting my money on those junk PCs!
Now the real question is,which build is better: CTurbo or James Mason (first one)?

P.S. SuperBiiz,OutletPC,Newegg...Worldwide shipping or is it limited?

Thanks
 

Mediocre

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Second build is too expensive for my budget.

 

Mediocre

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I forgot to mention,i already have an optical drive and the OS.
(Win 10)

 

James Mason

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Then we can easily redirect the money that would need to be allocated for those two things elsewhere:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: *Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($110.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: *ASRock H110M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($51.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($33.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.49 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Zalman ZM-T1 PLUS MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($27.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $492.42
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-14 11:32 EDT-0400

I would have liked to include an SSD, but then you'd be sacrificing too much storage space for graphics performance.
Until the 1050 comes out. The RX 460 is worse than a GTX 950, and the 950 is gonna be out of the way soon.
 

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