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    Default Kaveri or Better wait ??

    ASUS H81M-K LGA 1150
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813132052 - 172 (Mobo +CPU Combo)

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231427 - 48

    VisionTek 900650 Radeon R7 260X 2GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814129282 - 144

    Intel Core i3-4130 Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116946 - 172 (Mobo +CPU Combo)

    M-ATX w/ 420 Watt PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144110 -79 USD

    All this for a total of 443 dollars. I might get a different case, but it comes with a 300watt PSU, but I don't know if that's enough to power this. Ultimately I would think it would be but would like expert opinions. It will ultimately have 3 HD's in it as well. That case is 20 dollars cheaper so it would be 423.
    For a Kaveri Build...

    IN WIN BL641.300TBL Black Steel MicroATX Slim Case Computer Case 300W Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811108106 - 59

    ASUS A88XM-A FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton D4)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813132045 (Mobo + CPU Combo 265)

    AMD A10-7850K Kaveri 3.7GHz Socket FM2+ 95W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819113359 (Mobo + CPU Combo 265)

    G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231519 85

    All this for 410. The rest of the stuff doesn't matter as I already have it, optical disk drive, HDD etc.

    I just don't know which is more powerful and is the most future proof. I say that loosely as this obviously isn't a beast. I'll be watching TV at 1080, movies etc. thru this and either PC will do that fine. But I want to be able to play games like I said at max or near max settings at 720P, like Tomb Raider, ACBF etc. I think I could achieve that with either build but which is stronger? I plan to order this stuff ASAP from the egg. (Unless someone know of better deals somewhere else)

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    For now the Kaveri build should be faster in-games, due to much faster IGP. In the other hand the i3 is a much faster CPU and it's a more futureproof choice, if you'd want to add a dedicated graphics card in the future.

    Also the Apevia case you choose comes bundled with a ratter shitty PSU - not a good deal
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    For gaming the Intel build will be faster, as 260X will be much faster than the integrated graphics of A10-7850K. Also I calculated your mobo+cpu combo to be $182 for that build, not $172. A cheaper video card :

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814202081

    This way you can get one of these :
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163206
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112222 (no usb3 front port3)

    And a power supply like this one :

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139049

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    Ah sorry, I didn't notice the Intel rig already included the dedicated GPU. In this case yeah, the first rig will be way faster, no doubt about it.

    As for the GPU, GTX750 might also be worth considering.
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    The first rig should be faster, but don't use the bundled PSU. It's probably just a 250W unit with a 420W sticker (assuming it's a cheap generic case, that is. The links don't work in the first post)
    No wonder it doesn't work! You installed the coils backwards

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    Xeon X3440 @3,1GHz + GTX660 + 2x4GB @1650MHz CL9 + Corsair RM650

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    Definitely don't use the bundled PSU, then.
    No wonder it doesn't work! You installed the coils backwards

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    then which PSU is better ?? and read reviews about 750 but i found ATI 270 performing

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    Yes, the R9-270 is much faster, but also much more expensive. Both cards are worth their price.
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