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July 1, 2013 1:43:32 AM

So I have made two gaming systems one is AMD based and the other is Intel, and i need help deciding on which one is truly better. I plan on playing games on Ultra (ish) settings at 1080p, and my budget is $1000 but the lower the better. btw, this is a pure gaming rig that will be replacing my consoles

What I really want to know is which system would serve me well in the future despite the fact that "future proofing". What i really mean is on terms of games, Its been said that games will start to use more then 4 cores and the FX-8350 would serve you well and all that talk.

Realistically the price difference between the two builds is $35.(Not including rebates and such as ive been told not to realy on them) I just simply want to know which build would actually serve me better.

Intel
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1bE59

AMD
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1bAm7

Also, the 750W PSU is b/c I plan to SLI my cards in the future.
One last thing, if there is anything that you would recommend me change in my build please tell me.

Thank you for your time.
July 1, 2013 2:17:59 AM

The Intel build is superior. It also gives the possibility for a 3770K if you wish to upgrade in the future.

The only item I'm not fond of is the case, but it's a matter of personal taste mostly. Something like an Antec One would be my recommendation, for better quality and airflow.

On the subject of cores, it's important to understand that AMD's '8 core' processors are so for marketing reasons, and that in reality they have 4 real cores plus 4 virtual cores, meaning they're more or less 4 cores with a little extra performance in heavy duty multi tasking. Discussed here: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/363278-28-core.

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July 1, 2013 2:36:12 AM
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Spectronox said:
The Intel build is superior. It also gives the possibility for a 3770K if you wish to upgrade in the future.

The only item I'm not fond of is the case, but it's a matter of personal taste mostly. Something like an Antec One would be my recommendation, for better quality and airflow.

On the subject of cores, it's important to understand that AMD's '8 core' processors are so for marketing reasons, and that in reality they have 4 real cores plus 4 virtual cores, meaning they're more or less 4 cores with a little extra performance in heavy duty multi tasking. Discussed here: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/363278-28-core.


Well I've actually bought the case already as it was on sale for 60 dollars, like it is now...
Is the airflow really that bad in this case? Would it be worth selling it and buying another?

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