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September 12, 2013 11:53:01 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: November~

Budget Range: 700usd

System Usage: Gaming/recording

Are you buying a monitor: No



Parts to Upgrade: CPU Mobo GPU RAM PSU

Do you need to buy OS: No

Location: Australia

Parts Preferences: your opinion

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: no

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

So my amd build stands like this:
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling UCACO-P0900-CSB01 Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($38.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($93.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($102.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($184.14 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($47.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $671.06 usd


Intel build
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($102.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($184.14 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($47.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $742.07 usd


Im going for a pretty budget kinda build so I was thinking that amd would be better but intel does give more performance per core, ill be playing new games but im not sure if the 2 extra cores on the amd will help at all because they may or may not use more than 4 cores. These games will have pretty high requirements such as battlefield 4 and the 1920x1200 doesnt help me at all :D  is it worth getting the amd to "future proof my computer"?



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September 12, 2013 11:56:20 PM

New AMD cards are going to be released on october. Wait for them before you start on looking at it.
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September 12, 2013 11:58:09 PM

It looks good but if you can spend right at 800, you can upgrade the GPU in the amd build to a 7950. If that is implemented then I would recommend it due to much higher GPU capabilities. As for the more cores argument, most games wont use more then four threads (cores) so the other two remaining would be allocated to other processes.
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September 13, 2013 12:08:50 AM

alrighty then thanks for that
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September 13, 2013 12:10:42 AM

No problem, we're here for that, sir !
Remember to pick your solution.
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