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what build is better i5 3570k or a fx-8350

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June 1, 2013 3:06:39 AM

i know there are like a thousand posts about this and, almost all come to the conclusion that the 3570k is better.
but in the uk the fx 8350 is a lot cheaper and means i can get a better gpu.
Here are two builds an i5 3570k and a amd fx 8350 what build is better
i5 3570k >>>> http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/11OV4
amd fx 8350 >>> http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/11mNs

The main purpose for this build is for gaming, and it is my 1st build.

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June 1, 2013 3:35:11 AM

It depends on the titles you are playing. Also, there is no sense in going with a 3570K when Haswell is being released tomorrow. Your Intel choice should be a 4570k if you wish to go that route.
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June 1, 2013 4:02:41 AM

Exactly what slomo said.

If gaming, you really wont see much difference between the 2 chips. If encoding and editing you might see some gains with more threads. FX chips are not TRUE octa/hexa cores as most people think. Its 4/3 cores with 2 integer clusters PER core. 4x2=8/3x2=6.

X amount of cores is only a fraction of the whole picture. What most important is efficiency in single thread performance or Per core performance, Cache efficiency, floating point and encryption etc etc (Intel usually excels in these areas).

What I tell my customers is this; What are your computing needs? Then apply your budget. Seeing that the main purpose of this build is gaming, focus more on the GPU. Not much price difference between a i5 and 8350.

My main rig runs a i5. My ball and chain (Wife) indeed runs a FX 8320. I love both PCs about the same, they just have different strengths.

EDIT: A large argument going right now is to go AMD, seeing that most PC games are console ports and the new consoles will be running mainly AMD hardware. AKA games will be optimized for AMD architecture, but thats more for the GPU aspect and still just assumptional guesswork by the techies.
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June 2, 2013 2:37:34 PM

I would personally go AMD because yes, you can get a better GPU. Also, agreeably there is no real difference between the two. However, do not go with Haswell because there is hardly any difference between that and Ivy. If you wanted an Intel system, go with an i7 when HW is out because IB should ideally go down in price and then you can get a truly competitive CPU. If not and if you're looking for a chip that can be upgraded when needed, go for the AMD because I assume that their next chip will be AM3 compatible, whereas the next Intel chip will undoubtedly change the socket type again. So the AMD will cost you less in the long run, which is always the case, but the i7 will serve you well as well.
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June 2, 2013 4:00:35 PM

nathanoakes said:
I would personally go AMD because yes, you can get a better GPU. Also, agreeably there is no real difference between the two. However, do not go with Haswell because there is hardly any difference between that and Ivy. If you wanted an Intel system, go with an i7 when HW is out because IB should ideally go down in price and then you can get a truly competitive CPU. If not and if you're looking for a chip that can be upgraded when needed, go for the AMD because I assume that their next chip will be AM3 compatible, whereas the next Intel chip will undoubtedly change the socket type again. So the AMD will cost you less in the long run, which is always the case, but the i7 will serve you well as well.



I would have to agree with most of this. I too would not recommend Haswell at all. All benchmarks and reviews stated only about a 6% real world gain. Honestly if I were you, I would see if you can possibly stretch your current system for another 2 years (possibly a small GPU upgrade to suffice). As in 2015 we should see some really nice platform upgrades. I know me personally will be going for the ASUS Maximus VIII series mobo, Intel Skylake i7 (6770k?) DDR4 Ram and Nvidia GTX 9xx Series. All components from now to then are a waste of money to be honest. Stretch your current system for now and save the REAL upgrades for 2015. Then you'll see mainstream DDR4 ram (Only servers will support it till Skylake in 2015), AMD's last FX series CPU (Excavator) as well as brand new from the ground up architecture from Intel (Skylake). Also mobos will have some brand new feature set tech to show off as well.

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June 2, 2013 7:41:38 PM

Dnaangel said:

I would have to agree with most of this. I too would not recommend Haswell at all. All benchmarks and reviews stated only about a 6% real world gain. Honestly if I were you, I would see if you can possibly stretch your current system for another 2 years (possibly a small GPU upgrade to suffice). As in 2015 we should see some really nice platform upgrades. I know me personally will be going for the ASUS Maximus VIII series mobo, Intel Skylake i7 (6770k?) DDR4 Ram and Nvidia GTX 9xx Series. All components from now to then are a waste of money to be honest. Stretch your current system for now and save the REAL upgrades for 2015. Then you'll see mainstream DDR4 ram (Only servers will support it till Skylake in 2015), AMD's last FX series CPU (Excavator) as well as brand new from the ground up architecture from Intel (Skylake). Also mobos will have some brand new feature set tech to show off as well.



Ahh someone who talks sense on here! See I'm hearing good things about Skylake and bad things about Broadwell so yeah if you're an Intel user keep what you have/go to i7. If you're AMD get the 8350 (I own one and it's pretty damn good) and you then have the freedom of having cheap upgrades. Your choice though dude.
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