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Which upgrade path to go with? FX 8350 + 8 GB of ram +HD 7950 or I7 4770 + 16 GB of ram

I currently have this upgrade path in mind:
I7 4770 (non k )
Z87X-UD3H/UD4H
16 GB of corsair vengeance Ram @ 1600 Mhz


Well, I thought about doing something different instead:
FX 8350
some cheap 100 dollar motherboard ( I heard they are cheaper than the intel motherboards)
which will give me 300 extra dollars to invest into an HD 7950
And if I have leftover money I can get 4 more GB of ram at 1333 Mhz to match my current 4 GB


I do heavy video editing, and am planning to livestream, I know that the FX 8350 is better for livestreaming than the I7 but the I7 is better for video editing and such.

If I go with the FX 8350 i'll get a third party cooler a bit later and overclock it.

My current GPU is the HD 6850 and it's struggling with fraps greatly.
if I'm not going to get the GPU now I'll have to wait another year before getting it.

Help deciding would be appreciated.
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  1. Best answer
    It looks like you have a plan getting the FX8350 gives you better GPU + more needed ram, nothing wrong with that.
  2. rolli59 said:
    It looks like you have a plan getting the FX8350 gives you better GPU + more needed ram, nothing wrong with that.


    True, but the I7 path will give me a slightly better processor and 16 GB of ram.
  3. lolhate said:
    rolli59 said:
    It looks like you have a plan getting the FX8350 gives you better GPU + more needed ram, nothing wrong with that.


    True, but the I7 path will give me a slightly better processor and 16 GB of ram.


    The big thing is do you need the GPU? The I7 is actually a bit stronger http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/836?vs=697
  4. rolli59 said:
    lolhate said:
    rolli59 said:
    It looks like you have a plan getting the FX8350 gives you better GPU + more needed ram, nothing wrong with that.


    True, but the I7 path will give me a slightly better processor and 16 GB of ram.


    The big thing is do you need the GPU? The I7 is actually a bit stronger http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/836?vs=697


    As I said before, my HD 6850 is struggling to keep up with fraps, and I'm also going to be getting a 1080p monitor soon and having dual monitors, and I don't think the HD 6850 can handle a game at 1080p while recording with fraps let alone running a second monitor.

    And I know the I7 is a bit stronger, but the FX 8350 is really good too, and is even better for livestreaming surprisingly.
  5. Yep agreed the HD7950 is much stronger especially when you go 1080P. Again you make solid argument for the FX8350.
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