2 Budget PC Gaming Builds – Which One Wins?

On a quest to build a budget friendly Gaming PC, inspired by the Steam machine Clones I detailed last month, Here are two different build plans, which one wins?

How do you build a ~ $500 Gaming PC, go for power? upgradability? Older tech to save money, or new stuff to make sure you’re future proof?

If you missed it;
“$450 Gaming PC Build – CLONE an Alienware STEAM MACHINE“
“Clone a High-End STEAM MACHINE = BIG Savings!?”

Gaming PC Build Log – Devil’s Crevice