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Best hardware-setup for Max performance? 2 choices

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by acorp, Sep 12, 2016.

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  1. acorp

    acorp Thread Starter

    Sep 12, 2016
    Hello, i have a question.. i got two older desktop computers.
    and i want to re-build one of the two with the best hardware-parts.
    It's not the newest hardware but i do want to use it for Gaming mostly
    can someone help me with the best setup, since it's a little hard for me to decide
    cause one is an INTEL en the other one an AMD, and i don't really know the best
    combo setup when it comes to the powersupply, geforce card + cpu/mobo

    here are my two old builds:

    - INTEL i5 3330 (3,00 GHz) QuadCore - not overclocked | socket LGA 1155
    - ASUS P8B75-M LX motherboard (Micro-ATX, only two ram slots) 4pin power
    - 8 GB RAM DDR3 kingston
    - Geforce GTX 750 ti (2gb)
    - PowerSupply -> 650 W (with 8pin, but micro-atx supports only 4pin)

    - AMD Phenom II X4 965 (Black Edition 3,40 GHz) QuadCore - overclocked to 3,60 GHz | socket AM3
    - ASUS M4N75-TD (Extreme design, sli option, 4 ram slots) 8pin power
    - 12 GB RAM DDR3 kingston + crucial
    - Geforce GTX 660 (2gb) *note: gtx 660 is said to be faster, better than the 750 ti but draws more Power*
    - PowerSupply -> 450 W (with 4pin, but Asus Extreme Design supports 8pins)
    *note: not to mention my amd cpu is overclocked and the gtx 660 also draws more power than the 750ti!?*

    the actual question was: should i switch the 450W Power-Supply, to 650W in my AMD-build cause it asks more power? but then again, is the INTEL i5 3330, maby better with the gtx660 instead of the gtx750ti it has now? so on and so on.. do you know what would be the best setup if you had to choose between these hardware parts?
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2016
  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    The Intel has the better score: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/[email protected]+3.00GHz

    AMD a bit lower, the overclock probably doesn't add too much: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+Phenom+II+X4+965

    The GTX 660 has the higher score: http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeForce+GTX+660

    The GTX 750: http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeForce+GTX+750+Ti

    I'd move the GTX 660 over to the Intel build. It may even perform a tiny bit better on the GPU side since the Intel platform supports PCI-Express 3.0 and so does the GTX 660. The Intel also has USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s; useful if you have new USB drives/sticks and if you have an SSD.

    The RAM difference probably isn't going to matter that much. I assume you have 2x4GB in the Intel and 2x4GB plus 2x2GB in the AMD? You could check the speeds and make sure the Intel has the faster RAM and is set to run at that speed.
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