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Buy i5 3570(non k) or amd fx 8350

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September 30, 2013 8:39:56 PM

Should i buy the i5 3570(non k) or the amd fx 8350. I am a mid range gamer. i have gtx 550ti, Cooler master thunder 500w ,suggest a good mobo,ram alongwith the cpu

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September 30, 2013 8:49:48 PM

My opinion would be to save a few bucks and go with the AMD. As far as mobos, I looked at quite a few of them and ended up with the Asus M5A99X Evo R2.0 and it's been ideal for me so far. As far as RAM goes, you could go with Crucial, GSkill, or plenty of others, but I would recommend 2x4gb 1866 for this setup.

If you plan on overclocking, I would take the $$$ saved by buying the AMD chip and apply it toward a decent cooler such as the Cooler Master 212 (if it will fit your case). You may also want to look at sinking some money into upgrading to a better PSU and maybe a bit faster GPU depending on your gaming needs.
September 30, 2013 8:54:21 PM

Dont amd has a heating issue as my pc runs 22 hours a day
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September 30, 2013 9:20:16 PM

I run mine continuously and have never had a heating problem.

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September 30, 2013 11:35:21 PM
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The i5 has more performance per core but as far as gaming they both run almost the same, there's a huge debate as to which is better but ive went over plenty of benchmarks and the results show the i5 is just slightly ahead in a few games but the same in others. If price is a factor go with the 8350 or the 6350 which is roughly same performance but much cheaper.
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October 1, 2013 3:12:37 AM

if your running a 550ti video card, your not going to notice a difference with either cpu in gaming. The 3570 is faster for gaming overall and uses a lot less power, so i say go with that.
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October 1, 2013 3:25:47 AM

MohitoshPrama said:
Should i buy the i5 3570(non k) or the amd fx 8350. I am a mid range gamer. i have gtx 550ti, Cooler master thunder 500w ,suggest a good mobo,ram alongwith the cpu

If you buy a Z77 motherboard, you can still overclock the i5-3570 to 4.0-4.2GHz (despite being a non K). At those speeds, it's much faster than the AMD at the same heat level without requiring water cooling.
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October 1, 2013 5:41:09 AM

Yet for gaming performance the i5, even overclocked, won't really make a significant difference. A GPU upgrade would, though.
October 1, 2013 9:31:33 AM

I dont have a price factor and i dont wanna spend bucks on coolers. I live in a tropical country i.e. India, so you know it is extreme hot and my pc goes above 70c when on ultra gaming, so suggest me the best within $230
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