In the next 1-3 weeks, I will be buying a new computer. I have 2 different builds that are about the same price. Here's some base information:
I currently game at 1280x1024. I imagine that will become 1080p some day, but not anytime soon. I will not be overclocking and gaming is pretty much all I will do. I plan on adding a 2nd video card down the line (maybe not if I don't go 1080p). The price has to be below $1500. I also plan on getting a few parts from Newegg or such, like a HDD, unless it's just as cheap to get it with the computer.
And please, don't tell me that it's cheaper to build it myself, blah blah blah. I will not do that for a multitude of reasons. Without further ado, here are the most important parts of the 2 builds.
Build 1: Intel/nVidia: (http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/saved/1FKCQF
Intel Core i5 4670, 8 GB DDR3 RAM @ 1866 MHZ, EVGA Superclocked GTX 770, Corsair RM850 80 Plus Gold PSU, 120 GB Samsung EVO SSD
Build 2: AMD/ATI: (http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/saved/1FKCPQ
AMD FX 8350, 8 GB DDR3 RAM @ 1866 MHZ, ATI R9 290, Corsair RM850 80 Plus Gold PSU, 120 GB Samsung EVO SSD
I welcome any advice as to what should be in them, or where to get cheaper individual parts (1TB/2TB HDD, 2nd optical drive, etc.), etc.
EDIT 1: PSU changed from 1KW Raidmax to Corsair RM850 80 Plus Gold. +$45.
EDIT 2: Let's assume I buy a 1080p monitor. This would either have to come after the PC as it breaks the limit or I'd have to dial down something.