Amd vs intel battle of the builds

Budget: 650 USD (FIRM)



Contestant 1: (AMD)

Processor: AMD FX 6300 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard

Memory: Corsair Vengence 8gig 2x4 1600

Storage: Scrapped 400 gig 7200 seagate

Video Card: EVGA 660 2 gig vram

Case: Corsair 300r

PowerSupply: Corsair 500w


Contestant 2 (Intel):

CPU: intel 3570k

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155

memory: Corsair Vengence 8 gig 2x4 1600 mhz

Storage: scrapped 400gig 7200 rpm

Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1 gig vram

Case: NZXT Tempest 210

PowerSupply: Corsair 500w


Which one is better?

Please leave suggestions below!



I dont need anything else like a monitor or mouse or keyboard or os

The lack of an after market cooler on either of these very overclockable builds is upsetting.

I'd say do this, kind of a mix between the two, same mobo + CPU, cooler for OC, better PSU, similar (solid) case, HD7870 for better general gaming performance, could be switched for 660 if it performs better in the games you play.

I didnt have an aftermarket cooler because I would rather have a better gpu. But i guess it makes sense to get a aftermarket cpu cooler for an overclockable cpu

I have the same 7850 you listed in your intel build and I can sell you it for a 150 bucks.  It has everything that came with the box and has been barely used!

See i would, but im building this around christmas time and if I dont get all A's this thing aint gonna happen so unless you dont sell it for a long time sorry i cant help you

the thing is with AMD cpu's is watts per performance, intels are more efficent, so think about that.

huh, thanks for the input, still deciding over here

If you pay an insane about for hydro where you live, or you live in a trailer or something with limited power, that is something to consider, if not, aim for performance per dollar, not performance per watt.