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August 2, 2013 3:57:39 AM

Heys!

Current setup:

8G of 1600mhz ram
MSI GTX 660
500W PSU
A8-5600K which im going to be switching.

Im mainly going to use the PC for gaming(Bf3 atm and for future BF4 and MMOs), net surfing, movies/series and some occasional 3D modeling.

The FX is about 30-40€ cheaper where im from so it feels better to get for the price, but is 40€ worth it to lose all the perfomance compared to Intels?

(A quick recap of how intels are better even tho lesser cores, ghz etc, i never understood that :D )

Im also going to need a new motherboard too so is it worth to get one of the expensive (150-200€) or does a 50-100€ work just as well?

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August 2, 2013 4:06:24 AM

The FX8350 will be able to play those games and when overclocked you will get a slight performance boost. However if you are not planning on overclocking the 8350 then you can get the 8320 and just overclock that. However in overall terms of performance intel win that one!

This link shows you where the FX8350 is charted, http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+FX-8350+Eig...

Intel i5 3570k vs FX8350 http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-3570K-vs-AMD-FX-8...

As far as motherboards go you can pick up one for around $100
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August 2, 2013 4:06:58 AM

Intel has a better performance per core, wich measn that in aplications that use less cores (like games) you get a better overall performance. AMD's are good, they give you extra cores and much more cache per core wich makes it better for multitasking and things like rendering/3d modeling. ( and its also quite cheaper).
Bottom line intel are better for games and amd for rendering/modeling. If you're going for more gaming than anything else intel is the right choice
and you dont really need an expensive MB, spend more on cpu and less on the board, better overall performance, less money.
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August 2, 2013 4:12:55 AM

Or get the AMD FX8350 (which has 8 cores) and invest in a good CPU cooler to overclock it with. I have an FX6300 which out of these CPU's is a baby, but it handles games really well. It depends on your budget overall, if you can get intel get intel.
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August 2, 2013 4:14:18 AM

I only have a 60hz screen so could i go steady over 60fps with the FX? trying to get most perfomance for the cheapest so just wondering.

Just noticed yesterday in bf3 that CPU is running 90-100% all the time and GPU hardly went to 50% so i presume the CPU is the thing holding me back so i could put a little bit more cash into the new CPU if the old GPU can support me for the future?

I was planning on upgrading the GPU too but if upgrading the CPU alone works then i could sure throw an extra 100-200 for the better intel ones. That brings me to another question, if i got 400€ to use, which intel would bring me best perfomance?

EDIT: didnt notice azraels 2nd answer, so basically it goes that if you're on a tight budget you get the AMD but if you got money to throw around its basically intel?
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August 2, 2013 4:15:59 AM

that is more focused on your GPU.
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August 2, 2013 4:19:11 AM

well now im confuzzled lol

I mean, shouldnt the GPU be working 100% and not 50% and provide me better fps? I've gotten the idea that CPU is bottlenecking the GPU and i cant get the perfomance i should?
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August 2, 2013 4:20:59 AM

What is your GPU so I can determine whether or not bottlenecking will be a problem.
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August 2, 2013 4:26:14 AM

If you went with either the FX 8350 or the i5 3570k you will see no bottlenecking between the CPU and GPU.

It depends on which one you would rather go for. Do you have an aftermarket CPU cooler?
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August 2, 2013 4:27:37 AM

Dont have any atm, but if im not going to be needing the new GPU then i could sure invest into a better cooler too and OC.
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August 2, 2013 4:38:00 AM

I dont really know the differences...I believe the watercooled takes more power and space?

Parents decided we're leaving shopping now so ill look into these when we get back!

Thanks for the quick and helpful answers!!!
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August 2, 2013 4:42:17 AM

The Intels will give you better performance. The FX-8350 will give you best "bang-for-buck."

I went with the FX-8350 myself because I know future games are going to have much better support for multiple cores (especially if they plan on releasing the game on next-gen consoles).
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August 2, 2013 4:42:20 AM







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