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Deciding on a CPU

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May 5, 2013 9:51:41 PM

Hey everyone, Im looking at rebuilding my machine but i can figure out what CPU i should put in it im currently running AMD and not to impressed with it for the newer games. Im looking at an Intel I5 3570k ive read that this CPU is a great overclocker and should last for a few years.

Current build:

Amd Phenom x6 OC'ed 3.5ghz

8gb DDR3 1600 Gskill

ASROCK M3A77ODE Motherboard

ATI Readon 6950 2gbs GDDR5

I plan on keeping the video card and the ram how is this VideoCard Btw will it bottleneck me??? Also im running eyefinity current Res. 5760x1080

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May 5, 2013 10:08:06 PM

Have you considered an FX 8350 CPU?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $314.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-06 01:06 EDT-0400)

Couple of links to see comparisons w/i5 3570k in gaming:

AMD FX 8350 VS i5 3570K Delidded Single gpu and Crossfire GPU

FX 8350 vs i5 3570k vs i7 3770k vs i7 3820