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AMD FX-8350 or Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 for streamer/gamer

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June 13, 2013 11:06:05 AM

Previously I asked about the i5 3570k in comparison to the FX-8350. People responded with going FX-8350 or Xeon E3-1230. Just to recap I stream SC2 and need a processor that is going to efficiently run SC2, XSplit, Spotify, and Chrome in a dual monitor set up with 2 Radeon HD-7850 2gb in Crossfire. I don't want to overclock anymore and my previous Phenom II x4 965 couldn't handle the tasks unless overclocked heavily. I am upgrading my system and I want a much better CPU. The E3-1230 is 4 cores at 3.3GHz (which is essentially the same as my 965, albeit different architecture) for $235 and the FX-8350 is 8 cores at 4.0GHz for $200. On paper the FX-8350 sounds better for a cheaper price, but I want to invest wisely and I know more cores and higher GHz doesn't always mean better multi-tasking. Since I am extraordinarily ignorant to Xeon server CPUs I need some help with the choice?
June 13, 2013 11:26:35 AM

christopher santos said:
Previously I asked about the i5 3570k in comparison to the FX-8350. People responded with going FX-8350 or Xeon E3-1230. Just to recap I stream SC2 and need a processor that is going to efficiently run SC2, XSplit, Spotify, and Chrome in a dual monitor set up with 2 Radeon HD-7850 2gb in Crossfire. I don't want to overclock anymore and my previous Phenom II x4 965 couldn't handle the tasks unless overclocked heavily. I am upgrading my system and I want a much better CPU. The E3-1230 is 4 cores at 3.3GHz (which is essentially the same as my 965, albeit different architecture) for $235 and the FX-8350 is 8 cores at 4.0GHz for $200. On paper the FX-8350 sounds better for a cheaper price, but I want to invest wisely and I know more cores and higher GHz doesn't always mean better multi-tasking. Since I am extraordinarily ignorant to Xeon server CPUs I need some help with the choice?


The FX 8350 is the better one.
I have friends that run the FX, and they said its the best for streaming, though they run a separate streaming rig just to run xsplit on, and they use a capture card to input the gaming PCs screen.
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June 13, 2013 1:07:48 PM

Do you know anyone that is running the Xeon E3-1230 V2?

DComander1x said:
christopher santos said:
Previously I asked about the i5 3570k in comparison to the FX-8350. People responded with going FX-8350 or Xeon E3-1230. Just to recap I stream SC2 and need a processor that is going to efficiently run SC2, XSplit, Spotify, and Chrome in a dual monitor set up with 2 Radeon HD-7850 2gb in Crossfire. I don't want to overclock anymore and my previous Phenom II x4 965 couldn't handle the tasks unless overclocked heavily. I am upgrading my system and I want a much better CPU. The E3-1230 is 4 cores at 3.3GHz (which is essentially the same as my 965, albeit different architecture) for $235 and the FX-8350 is 8 cores at 4.0GHz for $200. On paper the FX-8350 sounds better for a cheaper price, but I want to invest wisely and I know more cores and higher GHz doesn't always mean better multi-tasking. Since I am extraordinarily ignorant to Xeon server CPUs I need some help with the choice?


The FX 8350 is the better one.
I have friends that run the FX, and they said its the best for streaming, though they run a separate streaming rig just to run xsplit on, and they use a capture card to input the gaming PCs screen.


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June 13, 2013 1:17:33 PM

christopher santos said:
Do you know anyone that is running the Xeon E3-1230 V2?

DComander1x said:
christopher santos said:
Previously I asked about the i5 3570k in comparison to the FX-8350. People responded with going FX-8350 or Xeon E3-1230. Just to recap I stream SC2 and need a processor that is going to efficiently run SC2, XSplit, Spotify, and Chrome in a dual monitor set up with 2 Radeon HD-7850 2gb in Crossfire. I don't want to overclock anymore and my previous Phenom II x4 965 couldn't handle the tasks unless overclocked heavily. I am upgrading my system and I want a much better CPU. The E3-1230 is 4 cores at 3.3GHz (which is essentially the same as my 965, albeit different architecture) for $235 and the FX-8350 is 8 cores at 4.0GHz for $200. On paper the FX-8350 sounds better for a cheaper price, but I want to invest wisely and I know more cores and higher GHz doesn't always mean better multi-tasking. Since I am extraordinarily ignorant to Xeon server CPUs I need some help with the choice?


The FX 8350 is the better one.
I have friends that run the FX, and they said its the best for streaming, though they run a separate streaming rig just to run xsplit on, and they use a capture card to input the gaming PCs screen.




No, probably because its as expensive as a i7 or higher clocked i5, so its too expensive to get when you can get an i5 or i7 that is unlocked and overclockable compared to a locked server CPU.
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