Buying a used gaming rig. Need help chosing.


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Trying to decide between two gaming rigs. There are two in my area that seem like decent deals. Need some advice on which to chose.

Rig 1 - $500 CAD (~$400 USD)
Cpu: Intel I3 4160 3.6 ghz dual core 4 thread processor
Mobo: Z87 Pro ATX LGA 1150 with Wifi/Bluetooth v4
Ram: 16gb Corsair Dominator Platinum 1600mhz
SSD: Samsung 250 gb sata III solid state drive
SSHD: Seagate 2tb sata III hybrid solid state drive
GPU: EVGA GTX 550 ti 1gb ddr5 pcie gaming graphic card
PSU: Cooler Master 550 W power supply
Case Antec GX-700 mid tower (water cooling ready)
DVD rw LG sata DVD burner
DVD rw Acer sata DVD burner
TV Tuner: ATI Theatre 500 Pro PCIe TV Tuner
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit activated
Software: Microsoft Office 2013 (word,excel,outlook, etc)

Rig 2 - $800 CAD (~$640 USD)
Processor: Intel core i7 3770 Quad core, 3.4GHz 8Mb Cache
Memory:16 GB DDR3 PC3-12800 G.Skill Ripjaws
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO, Wifi onboard
Video: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB
Case: Fractal Design Define R4
Cooler Master Nepton 140XL (Liquid cooling)
SSD: Samsung EVO 120 GB
HD: Seagate 2TB 7200 RPM + Western Digital 1TB 7200 RPM
Power Source Corsair 650RM
Currently running Windows 10

Which seems to be the better value?
The first one is a newer system more up-gradable, I would get it. The I3 should be fine for gaming but take the difference and save it for a GPU down the road and you'll have a decent gaming system. The other was a higher end but aged a bit. And the I7 would do you no benefit for gaming. Worst case you could get a I5 later on and have a real good gaming system.
I'm just curious why the second system has windows 10 installed already. It's not even complete yet. Wouldn't you have to factor in the cost of purchasing another OS?
I didn't even notice the windows 10, hes running the open beta for windows 10 which is free but once it's released it will not work any more. You WILL need to buy a operating system for that one.
Since win10 is only being released to "Windows Insiders", wouldn't it technically be a closed beta? [emoji14]
It's a Tech Preview.

Anybody can still download and install it - just requires you to sign into a Live account and authorize your account to be an "Insider" account.

Sent from my HTC One
Semantics aside, though, OP would need to add the cost of an OS to the 2nd rig to get a more accurate picture. :)
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