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Should I get a AMD FX 8350 and overclock it to 5Ghz or 5.3Ghz or should i get a Intel i7 3960X Extreme Edition?

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August 9, 2013 5:36:16 PM

I'm gonna be playing games like Battlefield 3,Battlefield 4,Tomb Raider(2012),Lost Planet Trilogy,Batman Trilogy,Assasins Creed Series,
Hitman Series,Far Cry Trilogy,Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon,Resident Evil Series,Left 4 Dead,Left 4 Dead 2,Dead Rising Trilogy,
Grand Theft Auto Series,Mirrors Edge,Mirrors Edge 2 (Yes it has been confirmed look it up),League Of Legends,Dota 2,
Dungeon Seige Series,Medal Of Honor Series,Mass Effect Series,Battlefield Bad Company Series,Rage,Fallout Series,
Team Fortress 2,Half Life Series,Fallout Series,Crysis Series,Borderlands Series,Counter Strike Series,Minecraft,
Arma Series,Back To The Future Series,The Walking Dead Series,Just Cause Series,
Maybe the Call Of Duty Series (Reason Why is just cause COD just always makes me rage and im not a big fan of COD),
The Alan Wake Series,The Max Payne Series,
The Tomb Raider Series (Yes i know i put Tomb Raider already but im refering the Tomb Raider before that),
And other big AAA games.I'm Gonna be playing on ultra settings on a 2560x1440 on 2560x1440 resolution.Which will the ultra settings will last,which will the CPU will put all those games on Ultra Settings (Yes i kn ow the GPU matter the GPU im gonna get is Dual GTX 780s),And which will last a while and wont burn out?
August 9, 2013 5:39:49 PM

i7 3960X >>>>>>> FX-8350
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August 9, 2013 5:40:24 PM

Just get the new FX 9370 or 9350 which run at 5GHZ to start. 5GHZ is too high for an 8350 and you risk burning it out. Not to mention you would need a crazy CPU cooler and you risk melting your MoBo with the insane heat.
But if you are set on the choice of the two, get the i7.
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August 9, 2013 5:42:07 PM

Both of those CPUs are more than enough.
The 3960X is "better".
Not every 8350 can o/c to 5.0 GHz (Not every 3960/3970 could either).
You don't need to list every game that's currently out.
The 4770K makes way more sense for the price, and in fact the 4670K makes even more sense.
It's all overkill.
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August 9, 2013 5:49:27 PM

If you are just playing games, the 4670k is more than enough. Also, screw the 780's, buy two 7990's. With the recent price drops and driver releases, it's going to make more sense at that price point. Make sure you get a good case though for the 7990's. Air flow is very important, or you could just buy one 7990 for the same price as a 780 and get near the performance of dual 780's.
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August 9, 2013 6:00:14 PM

The i7-3930K@4GHz is a better value than the 3960X and performs better than the FX8350@5GHz by a lot.. Just get the 8350 or 3770K for the best value in gaming.
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August 9, 2013 6:50:30 PM

BigMack70 said:
Hey you know what's fun? Toms Hardware actually has a CPU section where discussions like this can go, and all the AMD and Intel fanboys can have a pillowfight and hurl meaningless insults at each other.

It's
--> That way

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Huzzah. AMD vs Intel. :na: 
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August 9, 2013 6:55:11 PM

Obviously 3960x. It's far superior to the 8350, and this is coming from someone who prefers AMD.
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