Hi, i'm looking to build a gaming computer and was wondering which of these processors would be best. Benchmark tests i've found online seem to put the i5 a little better than the AMD, but would this be noticeable?
At the moment i'm considering the AMD with the following motherboard and psu:
if you want to do more than jsut gaming the i5 will save you some time, if you want to just play games and save some money then get the 8350 as when the gpu is a full load theres no difference in the majority of games between the two.
also if you want to record or stream games the fx is better.
500 watt is plenty even with a high end GPU in the machine.