Luc2k, on 12 February 2013 - 14:58, said:
under 200$ CPU shoot-out from Tom's Hardware just came out. If gaming is the focus, you might find your answer in there (I haven't read it yet). As a rule of thumb, I always go for the more powerful GPU.
Well it looks like it supported the decision to go with Intel^^
threetonesun, on 12 February 2013 - 15:05, said:
I say this in every thread, but it depends on the resolution.
Assuming 1680x, the 660 will do fine, and be a better overall computer. Assuming resolutions higher than that, I'd take the 660 Ti and just plan on upgrading the 955 at some point when the new AMD processors come out.
Hmm I opted for the Intel for now as I figured it is more futureproof for him as he can always easily exchange the graphics card himself in the future while a CPU upgrade would be far more complicated
But still thanks for the opinion too^^
Astra.Xtreme, on 12 February 2013 - 15:08, said:
A 600W PSU isn't overkill and I'd recommend you go with one of that power. It's always good to have a little headroom so you don't stress it out under full load.
The i5 is definitely the better processor, but the 660 Ti is a better GPU than the regular 660.
A CPU cooler is useless unless they plan on overclocking, so I'd recommend getting rid of that and then going with the i5 and 660 Ti.
An i3 is even faster than that AMD CPU, but if they want a quad core, then go with whatever the cheapest i5 is that you can find.
Oh and I know that the cooler is technically useless for stock-speeds though I mainly went with it for the noise-level and ease of cleaning as from my experience stock-coolers are pretty terrible
And I know that the 600w PSU would have had more headroom though it was impossible to maintain in the Intel build anyways as it broke the budget
I asked some people to calculate the watt usage and they said that the system under current conditions would draw 350-380w max so I went with a 500w PSU in the end to be safe
And thanks for another opinion on the AMD vs Intel factor, it seems that I made the right decision then to go with the i5 as like said this isn't a PC for me and my friend always can exchange the GPU himself in the future and a CPU not that easily.
Thanks again for the help everyone!^^