/ Sign-up
Your question

Best CPU For Gaming And Video Editing?

  • Build
  • Gaming
  • Video Editing
  • CPUs
Last response: in CPUs
July 5, 2013 4:44:16 AM

Ok, so basically here is my build right now.


OR --




RAM --





So, the reason why i am posting here is because of two things, for one, all of these parts are either based off of watching youtube videos and choosing them simply because i wouldnt have a different part when following the youtube video, and also i picked them because of looks.
And secondly, I dont know whether or not to get AMD or INTEL... i will mostly be doing small gaming, not huge gaming (bf3, cod, skyrim, fc3) but i might hopefully be doing some of that down the road.. the thing is, i would rather save some money and not play on ultra settings 1080p at 60fps, instead i would rather play medium-high graphics 720-1080p at around 45fps.

Sooo... if you could help me choose between basically CPU's, mother boards because right now the mobo on my list is an intel and i dont think mobo's support both AMD and INTEL. so if i get a AMD CPU then i will need a AMD Mobo. ANDDD Graphics card, like i said i would rather save money and not play on ultra settings 1080p 60fps but i will also be doing some video editing, so i dont know what i need for it. None of the adobe programs, mostly just Sony vegas and some photoshop but that has nothing to do with anything. So if anyone can help me pick out some new / cheaper parts because i would like to lower my $$$ for it as of right now its around $973 and thats WITH the AMD.

More about : cpu gaming video editing

a b à CPUs
July 5, 2013 4:59:32 AM

That 6300 is a good proccy. I'll just throw this in 'ere:

AMD 8320 -

AMD Mobo -

You'll save quite a bit of money if you go with the two parts I linked to. You'll save even more dosh if you go with the 6300.

The 7770 is a good card. But that's quite a price gap between that and the 650 ti. There's the 7850, which is only a few dollars more and pulls out ahead most of the time.


a b 4 Gaming
a b à CPUs
July 5, 2013 5:01:59 AM

Currently Intel has the edge in pretty much all benchmarks as well as real use scenarios. So with that mobo the i5 3350p is your best bet. Although if you find a suitable Z87 based mobo the i5 4430 will serve you well as well.

The 650Ti boost is considerably faster than the 7770. You are most likely able to game fine at 1080p with it. I think while you might save a few bucks going with amd and the 7770 you'll be happier longer going with the intel now and the 650ti boost.
Related resources
a c 216 à CPUs
a b 4 Gaming
July 5, 2013 5:29:06 AM

The i5 you show above is around $200 ($194 in that specific ad)

The AMD FX 8350 is a much better choice:
- Also around $200, is frequently on sale for $180
- Beats the i5 in pretty much everything, especially multithreaded apps
- Runs very close to an i7 3770k for less money
- Good AM3+ motherboards for that CPU are often much more fully featured than comparable intel offerings, and for less money...again
- * Day 1 reviews were often inaccurate as CPU patches after release fixed some Windows optimization issues

I'm going to back up MajinCry in his earlier post and confrim that:
- An FX 6300/6350 or FX 8320 would still be a better choice if you're on a budget and need to save a few bucks.
- They will perform on par with the i5, especially in multithreaded apps able to use all 6 or 8 cores.
- They still use the same fully featured AM3+ boards.

MajinCry also recommended an Asus board using a 970 chipset and they are good. A 990 series chipset is an improvement but at around $50 more cost. I'd also rather see that money saved be put toward a 7850 or a comparable nVidia card for hardware PhysX support.

For bench references: Tek Syndicate, Hardware Kanucks, Hardware Info, Tweak Town, Legit Reviews and of course Toms Hardware.

Best solution

a c 210 à CPUs
a b 4 Gaming
July 5, 2013 8:25:14 AM

This is what I would do to get the most "bang for your buck":

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.78 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($48.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $763.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-05 11:23 EDT-0400)

EDIT: The HD 7870XT for $189.99 is too good to pass's nearly a HD 7950 for HD 7850 money.