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Old 05-16-2018, 07:41 AM   #1
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Choice of two computers - which one to buy

I came across two nice offers for a desktop PC. Used for standard stuff and allow my kids to play Fortnite

AMD A10-8750 @ 3.6GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
1 TB HD
8 GB RAM
Windows 10
549€

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Intel® Core™ i7-7700 3.6-4.2 GHz
AMD Radeon™ RX 460 2GB
1 TB HD
12 GB RAM
Windows 10 Home
599€

Which one seems the better bang for the buck?

From what I read the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB is similar to AMD Radeon 480 and therefore better than AMD Radeon 460. So the cheaper systems seems to have the better graphics card.
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:29 PM   #2
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Re: Choice of two computers - which one to buy

Unless gaming is really the top priority, I'd go for the I7/RX460 setup. The processor is significantly faster and the additional RAM will be helpful. The RX460 should be pretty good for playing most games at 1920x1080.
The 1060 is a better GPU, if the AMD proc was one of their later Ryzen models, this would be the way to go for gaming.
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Old 05-17-2018, 12:27 AM   #3
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Re: Choice of two computers - which one to buy

The i7 machine will do almost as well if not better even in games because the CPU is so much faster and it has more RAM.
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Old 05-17-2018, 01:05 AM   #4
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Old 05-17-2018, 01:00 PM   #5
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Re: Choice of two computers - which one to buy

I'd go with the i7 and if you want to upgrade the GPU later when prices aren't so silly you can always do that at a later date
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:01 PM   #6
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Re: Choice of two computers - which one to buy

I wouldn't count on being able to swap in a higher end card on a prebuilt system. Most don't have a ton of overhead on the PSU, extra PCI-E power connectors and card length can present a problem as well. The RX 460 should be viable for esports type gaming at 1080P for probably the next couple years.
Site is kinda meh but shows Overwatch and some other benchmarks
http://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/amd-radeon-rx-460
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