Need some help choosing between these 2 "gaming" builds.

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My budget is around $450-$500 (only for motherboard, gpu and cpu). I'm still confused about which of these two builds get.

My System Spec
Motherboard: ASUS M2N-SLI
CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 250 Processor (3.0 GHz)
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series
RAM: 4GB


And these are the builds.

1st Build
Motherboard: MSI A88X-G45 Gaming (link)
CPU: AMD A10-6790K
GPU: Radeon R7 250 (GDRR5 - 1GB)
RAM: 8GB

2nd Build
Motherboard: MSI 970 Gaming (link)
CPU: AMD FX 6300
GPU: Radeon R7 250 (GDRR5 - 1GB)
RAM: 8GB

Also about the GPU, should I stay with the R7 250 (1GB) or buy a Radeon R7 260 (2GB)?

Probably everyone will think this is a very outdated build, or maybe a no-go build, but still I want to hear how everyone thinks about them.

Just in case, I'm not upgrading, I want to buy a new one.
 

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Get this one has much more potential for upgrades.
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2nd Build
Motherboard: MSI 970 Gaming (link)
CPU: AMD FX 6300
GPU: Radeon R7 250 (GDRR5 - 1GB)
RAM: 8GB
 

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Second one. The FX-6300 is a better CPU. And since you're using a dedicated graphics card instead of the integrated one, it's a no-brainer. :p
 

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Thanks for the answers, my other question is, should I stay with the R7 250 (1gb) or go with the R7 260 (2gb)?
Because I want to play at least most of the recent games with decent fps but visually aceptable, because I know with these builds I won't be able to play at max settings with decent fps.
 

ksham

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If you can get your hands on a R7 260X or R7 270, do it. But the R7 260 is quite a lot better than the R7 250.
 

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You mean the R9 270?, because I can't find anything about R7 270.

Also, which you recommend for RAM:
*Kingstom 8GB (2 x4) 1333.
*Kingstom 8GB (2 x4) 1600.

Or there are others cheaper but better?
 

ksham

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Yes; sorry, R9 270.

And 1600 > 1333. I don't know about cheaper, but the higher the clock speed and the lower the CAS latency, the better. Your motherboard only supports up to 2133 MHz (OC).
 

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Ok thanks for the help ksham
 

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