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Which is best for gaming and overclocking as high as 4.8Ghz Or 4.7Gh the Intel i7 3930K,AMD FX 8350,AMD FX 9370,Or Intel 4770K

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August 21, 2013 6:23:11 AM

Sorry had to put Gh had no space left also couldn't put the ?.Like i said on top this is gonna be used for gaming And I'm gonna overclock to 4.8Ghz or 4.7Ghz For more "Future Proof"(And for those who don't know what future proof means i basiclly mean for the ultra settings will last).I'm gonna use Triple GTX 780s (I would use Dual titans but i heard Triple 780s i will be at the same cost range and will hav better performance),I'm gonna use a single monitor(The Reason why i'm only gonna use a single monitor is cause the seperation of the monitors just bother me even if it is a monitor were the serperation line is very slim),I'm gonna use a 2560x1600 or a 2560x1440 monitor,I'm gonna be playing on ultra settings,And i'm gonna be using a custom loop (In other words i'm gonna use a custom liquid cooler if you didn't know what Custom loop mean't which basiclly everyone on tom'shardware knows).The Games I'm gonna be playing are The Battlefield Series,The Tomb Raider Series,The Mass Effect Series,The Saints Row Series,The Hitman Series,The Crysis Series,The Batman Series,The Elder Scrolls Series,The Mirrors Edge Series,The Resident Evil Series,The Dead Rising Series,The Bioshock Series,The Assasins Creed Series,The Medal Of Honor Series,The Arma Series,The Far Cry Series,The Grand Theft Auto Series,The Half Life Series,The Max Payne Series,The Fallout Series,And Other Big AAA Games (Sorry For the Long List).The Specs I'm looking for is A CPU that overclock as high as 4.8Ghz or 4.7Ghz on liquid cooling,A CPU that is future proof for 1 or 2 Years Or longer,A CPU that has the option for liquid proof or a water block,A CPU that has a long warranty or a lifetime warranty,A CPU that can max all those games above (Yes i know i put a similar spec above this one),And A CPU that run Blu-ray Discs.Also if there is a better CPU than all these that will be great?

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August 21, 2013 6:26:54 AM

The "best" option you could have is a 3930k and it should hit 4.5+ GHz. Though, that is a $500 CPU.

For less money, the "more budget minded" solution, would be something like the 8350 @ 4.7-4.8 GHz (for $180). If you want to hit close to 5 GHz almost assuredly. You should look at something like the Asus Sabertooth 990FX Gen3 R2.0. Also, that board would be an ideal setup for Tri-SLI 780s.

Good luck.
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January 18, 2014 7:12:33 PM

8350rocks said:
The "best" option you could have is a 3930k and it should hit 4.5+ GHz. Though, that is a $500 CPU.

For less money, the "more budget minded" solution, would be something like the 8350 @ 4.7-4.8 GHz (for $180). If you want to hit close to 5 GHz almost assuredly.


In my opinion an I7 4770K slightly overclocked will beat any highly overclocked fx8350 easily and on stock speeds the I7 4770K always wins.
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January 30, 2014 9:08:00 AM

Erol Alici said:
8350rocks said:
The "best" option you could have is a 3930k and it should hit 4.5+ GHz. Though, that is a $500 CPU.

For less money, the "more budget minded" solution, would be something like the 8350 @ 4.7-4.8 GHz (for $180). If you want to hit close to 5 GHz almost assuredly.


In my opinion an I7 4770K slightly overclocked will beat any highly overclocked fx8350 easily and on stock speeds the I7 4770K always wins.


AMD and 8 core CPU's are doin thremendous in Battlefield 4 and crysis 3 cause those games a coded heavily multithreading
and with PS4 and Xbox360 being 8 cores AMD CPU the next generation of games will all be developped that way so it's
reasonable to think AMD hardware will perform better in many games in the near future...i would go with FX-8320 and good
cooler for overclock.

BENCHMARK:

http://gamegpu.ru/images/remote/http--www.gamegpu.ru-im...
http://i.imgur.com/0nIkCAb.jpg
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January 30, 2014 10:22:23 AM

Running 3 gtx 780 he's going to need an intel. I would go for the 4770k.
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January 30, 2014 11:46:00 AM

Also, if you are running three 780s you are really going to want to go with a LGA2011 platform. The i7-4820k would be great if you don't want to spend $500 on a 6 core i7.
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January 30, 2014 12:15:49 PM

Are you chasing numbers or do you want more performance per GHz?

The Intel i7-4770k is unlikely to even reach 4.7GHz but will see the greatest benefit from when you do overclock. Sadly, the Z87 can only realistically support 2 GPUs without getting bandwidth bottlenecks.

The i7-3930k from it being Sandy Bridge-E will overclock much higher than a Haswell. However, the i7-4930k uses Ivy Bridge-E which is faster per GHz, uses less power, etc for less $. It is very expensive however, with the CPU itself being $500+ and a X79 motherboard at least costing $250 if you want something decent.

The FX 8350 and the 9370 are the same chip, so lets consolidate them. The FX 8350 is probably the most likely to reach 4.7GHz, but will still lose to all other solutions at these clock speeds while using significantly more power and creating more heat. The good side is that the 990FX chipset is ready to handle 3x 780s while costing significantly less than a X79 motherboard. The FX 8350 is also less than half the price of a 4930K.
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January 30, 2014 3:50:20 PM

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Are you chasing numbers or do you want more performance per GHz?

The Intel i7-4770k is unlikely to even reach 4.7GHz but will see the greatest benefit from when you do overclock. Sadly, the Z87 can only realistically support 2 GPUs without getting bandwidth bottlenecks.

The i7-3930k from it being Sandy Bridge-E will overclock much higher than a Haswell. However, the i7-4930k uses Ivy Bridge-E which is faster per GHz, uses less power, etc for less $. It is very expensive however, with the CPU itself being $500+ and a X79 motherboard at least costing $250 if you want something decent.

The FX 8350 and the 9370 are the same chip, so lets consolidate them. The FX 8350 is probably the most likely to reach 4.7GHz, but will still lose to all other solutions at these clock speeds while using significantly more power and creating more heat. The good side is that the 990FX chipset is ready to handle 3x 780s while costing significantly less than a X79 motherboard. The FX 8350 is also less than half the price of a 4930K.


Exactly.

A stock i7 4770k or i7 4820k will stomp an overclocked FX 8350 running 4.7ghz. They will stomp a FX 9590 running at 5ghz too. Overclock one of those i7s to "just" 4.2ghz on all 4 cores and there is nothing AMD makes that even comes close.

Sure you can save a few hundred $$$ by getting an 8350 + 990FX motherboard, but I really recommend doing it right by going LGA2011. You won't regret it if you want serious performance. It seems like you do if you have three 780s and want a 1440p or 1600p monitor.
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January 31, 2014 9:49:26 AM

wont 3x 780 gtx card sounds a little overkill though ? i mean i have a single radeon HD7950 paired
with a FX-8350 and i can play all games at the highest settings on 3 monitors...only BF4 multiplayer
maps siege of shangai and paracel storm brings FPS under 50...

Maybe you should consider saving some money and get a single 780ti and an FX-8350 and with the
rest of the $ go out a bit and enjoy life? cause lets be honest you will never have the time to play all the ''series''
games you listed anyway and they will all run at max settings with a single 780ti...and then i would suggest
you to look at a r9 290x from AMD it's almost the same performance but much less $$...

FX-8350,
Cooler master hyper 212 cpu cooler
AMD r9 290X,
990FX chipset board,
750w power supply,
120gb SSD for boot drive and programs,
1TB hard drive,
8gb of ram,
and a good case with lots of cooling fans and space is all you need to play games for the next years to come.

and If you're really feeling it, then maybe you could consider an i7...that's it
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January 31, 2014 9:06:24 PM

as much as I hate to say im thinking the i7 depends on the game mostly though.
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February 1, 2014 3:23:43 PM

I'm saying intel because an fx will bottleneck 3 cards of that caliber.
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May 5, 2014 9:26:36 PM

I know this is an old thread but I asked the same question when I was deciding on whether to buy the FX 8350. For me personally I had no problem at all running Crysis 3 or Fary Cry series on ultra settings 2560 x 1600. I never saw any stutter and frame rates were always much higher than i needed for smooth play. Also bare in mind I only used Gainward Phantom GTX 770 SLI. My 8350 was overclocked to 4.8ghz (19.5 x 253). In this configuration there's not one game I havent been able to play because of low FPS. Even World of Warcraft on Ultra 2560 x 1600 which favours intel. I was using Ultra settings applied from GForce Experience for all games. Intel CPU's are more powerful but I dont think it's the difference between being able to play a game with good FPS on ultra and not being able tobecause you have a FX 8350. The same applied to playing games at 1920 x 1080 using a single GTX 770 as I've always had awesome FPS. 25 Man Raids in WOW can really destroy FPS but both setups handle it extremely well.
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