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Posted · Original PosterOP

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($166.95 @ SuperBiiz)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-GAMING 3 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($39.99 @ Newegg)

Memory: Team Elite Plus 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Patriot Blaze 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($44.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($43.00 @ Amazon)

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($189.99 @ Newegg)

Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($34.00 @ Newegg)

Total: $599.90

Or

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($166.95 @ SuperBiiz)

Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($45.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Memory: Team Elite Plus 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.99 @ Best Buy)

Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card ($240.00 @ Newegg)

Case: Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($32.99 @ Mwave)

Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($34.00 @ Newegg)

Total: $611.91

The video card is better on the second system?

Im not sure what to do here.

Are the parts comptible with the case and motherboard?

And is there enough wattage in the psu?

Pls answer my questions

P.S. My budget is around $600 so don't start that nividia/AMD fanboy bullsh*t

EDIT: My PC came out to look like this, tell me what you think

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/

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1080p gaming = First

 

anything higher = second


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Main Rig: i7-4790K | Corsair H100i | Asus Z97 | 16GB Ripjaws | 4TB WD Black/512GB SSD | x2 R9 290x | NZXT H440 | HX1000i | 6 Noctuas   [spoiler=SILENT BUILD] Silent build: i5-4460, Be Quiet! Pure Rock, Asrock H97, 8GB HyperX, Samsung 850 Evo 500gb, MSI GTX 970, Be Quiet! Silent Base 800, EVGA Supernova GS 650w 

AMD CPU's. [spoiler=] thats right m8 get 420 no scoped 
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That doesn't really help me LOL.

well, the 280x is enough for 1080p gaming.


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Main Rig: i7-4790K | Corsair H100i | Asus Z97 | 16GB Ripjaws | 4TB WD Black/512GB SSD | x2 R9 290x | NZXT H440 | HX1000i | 6 Noctuas   [spoiler=SILENT BUILD] Silent build: i5-4460, Be Quiet! Pure Rock, Asrock H97, 8GB HyperX, Samsung 850 Evo 500gb, MSI GTX 970, Be Quiet! Silent Base 800, EVGA Supernova GS 650w 

AMD CPU's. [spoiler=] thats right m8 get 420 no scoped 
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Compatibility and wattage looks good for the first build, but 500 watts is cutting it a little close with an R9 290, which consumes a ton of power. A quality 600w or 650w would be a safer bet.

 

The second build will do much better in gaming performance, since the 290 beats a 280x by a huge margin; nevertheless, an SSD makes a huge difference in overall system responsiveness. If you can afford another $75 or so to upgrade the PSU and add an SSD, you will have a really solid machine for gaming and work. The 290 is still a good card for gaming, just watch power consumption.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Compatibility and wattage looks good for the first build, but 500 watts is cutting it a little close with an R9 290, which consumes a ton of power. A quality 600w or 650w would be a safer bet.

 

The second build will do much better in gaming performance, since the 290 beats a 280x by a huge margin; nevertheless, an SSD makes a huge difference in overall system responsiveness. If you can afford another $75 or so to upgrade the PSU and add an SSD, you will have a really solid machine for gaming and work. The 290 is still a good card for gaming, just watch power consumption.

Its about 428 watts

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Compatibility and wattage looks good for the first build, but 500 watts is cutting it a little close with an R9 290, which consumes a ton of power. A quality 600w or 650w would be a safer bet.

 

The second build will do much better in gaming performance, since the 290 beats a 280x by a huge margin; nevertheless, an SSD makes a huge difference in overall system responsiveness. If you can afford another $75 or so to upgrade the PSU and add an SSD, you will have a really solid machine for gaming and work. The 290 is still a good card for gaming, just watch power consumption.

What do you think @inflictedpotato
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