Question which is better for a gaming pc

Apr 22, 2019
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Hello everyone, I'm building my new PC, so help me to chose please between these two options.

ntel® Core™ i3-8100 Processor 6M Cache, 3.60 GHz 2250
Western Digital (WD) Caviar BLUE WD10EZEX 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 7200 RPM 64MB Cache HDD 775
GeForce® GTX 1660 GAMING X 6G 5950
Seasonic S12II Bronze 520W 80 PLUS Certified PSU 1250
Cooler Master MasterBox MB511 Mid Tower Desktop Case 1250
Crucial 4GB DDR4 2400 CL17 1.2V Desktop Memory 1050
Kingston - A400 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 400
Gigabyte B360M AORUS GAMING 3 LGA 1151 Motherboard (rev. 1.0)

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AMDRYZEN 3 2200G 4-Core 3.5GHz
Western Digital (WD) Caviar BLUE WD10EZEX 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 7200 RPM 64MB Cache HDD 775
GeForce® GTX 1660 GAMING X 6G 5950
Seasonic S12II Bronze 520W 80 PLUS Certified PSU 1250
Cooler Master MasterBox MB511 Mid Tower Desktop Case 1250
Crucial 4GB DDR4 2400 CL17 1.2V Desktop Memory 1050
Kingston - A400 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 400
Gigabyte B450M GAMING Socket AM4 Motherboard (rev. 1.0)
 
Jul 12, 2018
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Both of those CPUs will be fine. They might bottleneck a bit in some titles but probably not enough to warrant a more expensive CPU.

4GB of RAM in a new PC is not enough, and if you buy the Ryzen you should get faster RAM as well. But definitely get at least 8 GB of RAM, and consider 16GB if you can.
 
Dec 7, 2018
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Either one is adequate for light/esports gaming, but I would choose the AMD option to have a better upgrade path.

Definitely get at least 8GB of RAM though.
 
I agree about definitely wanting at least an 8GB kit of RAM. That's the minimum you would want to go with to keep current games running reasonably well. And 16GB would probably be a good idea if possible, since some games are already starting to benefit from having access to more than 8GB, and that will only become more common in the future.

Also, it might be worth going with a somewhat larger SSD, as their cost per gigabyte tends to be better than the 120GB models. The 240GB A400 is just $10 more for double the capacity, and would be a lot more comfortable to work with. You could also install a few of your most-played games to the SSD to help improve their load times, in addition to your OS and applications.
 

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You need a larger drive, for anything for games you should get at least a 250gb if you will only have a few games installed and 500gb if you want to have several decent size games. Keep in mind that some games like WoW take up a lot of space, and with a 120gb drive you will have space for Windows and one game. Using the larger platter drive for programs I don't like, use that for standard files not program setups. You also want a backup drive, or keep your files on the SSD and use the standard drive for backup of the main setup. Or use cloud storage for backups, but you really should have a separate drive. Say you delete something, then cloud storage syncs and now it's gone from both places.
 

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