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I think I need an FX8350 but I want an i5 3570k

I'm about to buy a new motherboard and cpu. I've been reading a lot about intel and really wants to try an intel cpu. But what I need is a 3770k because it simply is the best and has the full package. But it's so good that it's like overkill.

Also my budget could only go for a 3570k. After reading some comparisons with the fx8350 and the 3570k, I think what I need is an FX8350 BUT what I want is the 3570k.

It will be mainly 65% gaming and 35% video converting/editing/Autocad and etc.

So what do you think?
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    Go with the i5, dude. The difference between an i7 and an i5 isn't huge (~50%) for editing work, and the i5 is still more than competent for it.

    For gaming there's absolutely ZERO difference between an i7 and an i5.

    As far as the FX chip goes, yeah, it'll be a bit faster for editing work, but certainly not enough to make it mandatory, especially when you're mostly gaming anyways.
  2. Yeah, I think i'll go with the i5. I also heard that am3+ boards dont have PCI-e 3.0. I really want to get an i7($230) from microcenter but im from the philippines it's quite hard to get that since it's a pick up. T_T
  3. PCIe-3.0 doesn't really make that much of a difference yet except for SLI configurations. There's not a card out there, titan included, that is bottlenecked by 16 lanes of PCIE-2.0
  4. the pci 3.0 won't have any effect on what you do. If you want an i5 the get it bro. The 3579 ($219) and fx-8350 ($199) at newegg...cheaper on amazon. Similar in price. Only 20 bucks separate the two. Remember though fx is upgradeable witha new mobo...3570 wont be upgradable to haswell without new mobo.
  5. Derrick Bailey said:
    the pci 3.0 won't have any effect on what you do. If you want an i5 the get it bro. The 3579 ($219) and fx-8350 ($199) at newegg...cheaper on amazon. Similar in price. Only 20 bucks separate the two. Remember though fx is upgradeable witha new mobo...3570 wont be upgradable to haswell without new mobo.


    ^ Dude got a point AM3+ socket is going to live more and 1155 socket is dying in 2 weeks, though AMD has not released anything official yet for the upcoming cpu's this year, only rumours are on the air, your call really.
  6. Just something for you to consider for the future noobsaibot99. Future upgrades are a flawless victory! :)
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