The Ripper Jul 26, 2014 @ 1:06pm
Buying a premade computer need help to know which is better.
Ok so I am going to Purchase a new pre-made computer and I need help choosing between Two setups from anyone that can look at the Specs Of each and tell me the better of the two In whole, And part by part. Ive excluded the power supply and OS as they will be the same.


-Processor-Intel core i-7 4790K CPU

-Motherboard-3MB/Z77/Saber. Asus Z77 Sabertooth

-Harddrive-1.0TB - 5400 rpm 3.5" HDD

-Graphics card- AMD R9 280x

-RAM- LD8G-1600DC. 8GB DDR3 1600MHz (2 cards)


- Processor-Intel Core i-7 4790K CPU

- Motherboard-ASUS Z97-C (Intel Z97 Chipset) (No SLI Support)

-Harddrive-1TB 7200RPM Storage HDD

-Graphics card-1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 3GB (Includes PhysX)

-RAM-16GB 1600MHz Memory (one)

Help me Obi-wan Kenobi, you're my only hope.

Last edited by rotNdude; Jul 26, 2014 @ 1:49pm
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Monkey Mafia Jul 26, 2014 @ 1:29pm 
What is your intended use
rotNdude Jul 26, 2014 @ 1:42pm 
System #2 or B
Last edited by rotNdude; Jul 26, 2014 @ 1:43pm
Air Jul 26, 2014 @ 1:50pm 
The second one in most ways.
_I_ (Banned) Jul 26, 2014 @ 3:22pm 

but see if you can get a 2x8g ram kit instead of a 16g single dimm
The Ripper Jul 26, 2014 @ 5:39pm 
Originally posted by Monkey Mafia:
What is your intended use
the intended use is to run games at best quality/capacity between these systems
The Ripper Jul 26, 2014 @ 5:41pm 
I am looking for an idea of part comparison between the two sets can anyone tell me witch individual parts are better on witch systems? Like on A or B witch mobo or graphics card is better? like that
Last edited by The Ripper; Jul 26, 2014 @ 5:44pm
_I_ (Banned) Jul 26, 2014 @ 5:54pm 
for gaming, get a i5 4690 /w h97 board (or 4690k /w z97 board)(i7 adds ht and around $100 more, not much use for games)
2x4g 1600+ cl9- 1.5v ram kit (8g is more than enough for gaming)
best gpu you can afford 780 beats r9 280x (physx and mantle are both kinda pointless atm)
7200 rpm hdd, with 64mb cahe, and/or ssd

if your doing lots of video editing/encoding or vm/rendering ect..
an i7 with 16g of ram could be worth it, but the i5 buidl will do that just take a litlte longer
Last edited by _I_; Jul 26, 2014 @ 5:56pm
itcheytoplay Jul 26, 2014 @ 6:09pm 
Well the cpu wont fit the motherboard in #1 cpu is 1150 board is 1155
Last edited by itcheytoplay; Jul 26, 2014 @ 6:09pm
paulco Jul 26, 2014 @ 6:41pm 
What make/model psu?.
4690k & z97 if you plan on o/c(plus air/water cooler).
[CaVe]Greenie68 Jul 26, 2014 @ 8:39pm 
If I only had those two choices, I would go with the later and add a 500GB Corsair SSD SATA III and use that 1TB HDD for storage only. Reason being, That HDD is going to be a bottleneck not to big of one but if you are a serious online gamer you want something that is going to move a little faster than a mechanical drive.
Weirdly low capacity harddrive and lack of ssd on both is...weid, if you are buying i7 level hardware, you should get an ssd, and a decent sized hardrive, you don't really save money going down to 1tb these days,at that point you are paying the most per GB in those product lineups.
The Ripper Jul 27, 2014 @ 11:22am 
Ok so potentially i have 2000$ to spend these two systems cost around the same I could increase the specs on either but it would go over budget the reason's i'm buying premade instead of making my own is inexperience with parts ie. i may end up making a computer that the parts don't fit. and the idea of a warranty at 4-5 years so if a part is messed up i can return it the other advantage of the premade is that both places are overclocking and stress testing the systems I don't want to overclock my system at home and risk messing it up. so with that i'm unsure where i want to go. so finally is there a build out there for 2000 or less that's better than these just so i can check all my options. Btw thank everyone for the help so far :D
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Date Posted: Jul 26, 2014 @ 1:06pm
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