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August 10, 2013 2:00:33 PM

intel i7 3770 vs amd fx 8350? how to they compete for gaming? is the amount of money i save with the amd CPU worth it performance wise?

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August 10, 2013 2:06:46 PM

The fx 8350 will be a beast at multi tasking like video and photo editying(photoshop) But the intel is an absolute beast when it comes to gaming. gaming wise an i5 would beat the 8350.
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August 10, 2013 2:44:29 PM

The i7-3770 is not a CPU that you would get for gaming, you would be much better off with an i5-3570k and the price would then be more competitive with the 8350. You don't need an 8 core CPU to do gaming there is no advantage there.
Both the i7-3770 and the 8350 would be better competitors in video editing and photo editing, for gaming I would go with an i5-3570k or an i5-4670k
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August 10, 2013 2:59:23 PM

if the $20-30 difference you are saving on the amd cpu gets you a higher tier video card then thats whats going to be best for gaming. other than that, a 4 core 4 threat intel K processor (sandy bridge, ivy bridge, haswell) are all going to be better for gaming, and the 1 minute longer video encode time on a 5 minute encode means nothing to a person who isn't making money doing encodes where time is money.

if you have a microcenter near you, some still have sandy bridge 2500k's in stock. last i saw like 4 months ago the one near me was selling a cheap gigabyte z68 mobo and 2500k combo for like $250. For someone on a budget that is still a great deal, especially since 2500k's are the best overclockers out there with about 90% capable of 4.6ghz+, some argue this as the bare minimum for almost all of them.
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August 10, 2013 3:09:26 PM

When you build a computer for a specific purpose then you do want to make sure that you will only be using it for that purpose. Like this decision that you trying to make between an Intel or AMD CPU, if there is no chance of you doing video editing or photo editing then go with an i5, 8gb of quality ram and the best video card that your budget allows.
If there is a chance you will do some of that other stuff then you'll have to decide between the 8350 and i7-3770k or even the i7-4770k and just because benchmarks may show that Intel is better at gaming it doesn't mean that the AMD CPUs can't play games and they are actually very close when you break all the benchmarks down so it becomes a price decision.
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August 10, 2013 5:58:56 PM

inzone said:
When you build a computer for a specific purpose then you do want to make sure that you will only be using it for that purpose. Like this decision that you trying to make between an Intel or AMD CPU, if there is no chance of you doing video editing or photo editing then go with an i5, 8gb of quality ram and the best video card that your budget allows.
If there is a chance you will do some of that other stuff then you'll have to decide between the 8350 and i7-3770k or even the i7-4770k and just because benchmarks may show that Intel is better at gaming it doesn't mean that the AMD CPUs can't play games and they are actually very close when you break all the benchmarks down so it becomes a price decision.


im mostly going to game on it, but will do a bit of photo shop once in a while, this is what im thinking of getting http://pcpartpicker.com/user/stephan/saved/27oK
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August 10, 2013 6:06:39 PM

For some reason your link is not working.
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August 10, 2013 10:55:13 PM

Link is now working. That looks pretty good and it's actually a very respectable looking build, good for almost anything that you want to do. If you find yourself doing a lot of photo editing or video editing you may want to add another 8gb of ram latter on.
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August 10, 2013 11:37:13 PM

Change that motherboard to a H77 board since that CPU is not able to overclock or go for a cheap Z77 board if you want to do SLI or any fancy stuff. But do not spend more than 120-130 dollars on a Motherboard to go with that CPU.

Also, you can go for the 7970 Ghz Edition instead. It is overall faster and has better cooling.

Also you do not have a Case in that build. What's up with that? Do you already have a case.

Anyways this is the same build of yours with some changes :

+ 3770K (can be overclocked for even more performance increase in the future.)
+ 7970 Ghz Edition (faster than 7970)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 PWM 57.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($7.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Other: USB 3.0 expansion card ($19.99)
Total: $1138.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-11 02:37 EDT-0400)

I hope this helps.
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