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I Have Been Trying To Choose Which CPU for DAYS, PLEASE HELP

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August 19, 2013 4:02:41 PM

I have this build and I am unsure if I should get this CPU or the Intel i5.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1tvSx

Everywhere I look, it says different things and a lot of people never give a straight answer. If I go intel is everything still compatible? I will Overclock it.

I want to play ARMA 3 and BF4

I want to do video editing too.

PLEASE HELP ME

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August 19, 2013 4:07:40 PM

Nice build , buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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August 19, 2013 4:09:30 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Nice build , buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


But I have heard bad stuff about AMD and good stuff about AMD, why shouldI go AMD?
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August 19, 2013 4:33:34 PM

Actually, the 8350 compares well with the 3770k for video editing, just at much lower price point. Also, from what I understand, video editing is moving away from nVidia Cuda cores and going with the Radeon architecture. Gaming is the only advantage for getting an I5 over the fx8350. In most other applications, the 8350's traded blows with the 3770k for 200 dollars less.
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August 19, 2013 4:35:36 PM

Maybe you are right but I believe that Nvidia has always had better Video Editing power than AMD just my personal experience
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August 19, 2013 4:46:35 PM

Slight tweaking to improve performance/quality for the same money:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($194.67 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($133.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($116.45 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.88 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1116.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-19 19:45 EDT-0400)

Upped the PSU to a tier 2 750w modular unit. Same overall cost but better quality. Faster Ram for less money.
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August 19, 2013 4:47:35 PM

Swordkd said:
Actually, the 8350 compares well with the 3770k for video editing, just at much lower price point. Also, from what I understand, video editing is moving away from nVidia Cuda cores and going with the Radeon architecture. Gaming is the only advantage for getting an I5 over the fx8350. In most other applications, the 8350's traded blows with the 3770k for 200 dollars less.


In what way is the 3770k better than the fx8350 in gaming?
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August 19, 2013 4:50:00 PM

And do I need any extra fans, I don't know how that works with computers?
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August 19, 2013 6:07:29 PM

Vincent Politan said:
And do I need any extra fans, I don't know how that works with computers?


The HAF 912 comes with 2-3 fans in it...you can add more later if you want. I would recommend building everything, and then if you feel the airflow for your case isn't what you would like, add the fans later.
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August 19, 2013 7:44:46 PM

The latest review I've seen was comparing the 8350 with the 3770k(and 3570k) in a variety of apps. The fx8350 did well and swapped places or was 2nd against the 3770k in a lot of the productivity apps, and media encoding etc. However, because Intel does so much better at gaming it doesn't compare as well there. It's not a bad option, but certainly not the fastest for gaming.
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