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i7 4770 vs FX-8320 (gaming)?

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October 3, 2013 6:48:16 AM

Hello guys!

I'm a student living in France and I would like to buy a gaming PC, its really hard and expensive to get the hardware to assemble the computer myself, and I would like to avoid buying from places like Amazon as they would charge ridiculous price for the postal.

I play games like Batman, LOL, Dota 2, SC HOS, Bioshock and Crysis. With the new PC, im looking to play ultra settings for all of em.

Here are the 2 computer I'm looking at and their respective link in eBay:

Intel Core i7 4770, 8GB RAM, 4GB Nvidia GTX770 Jetstream (Price: 1378 USD)

http://www.ebay.fr/itm/Gamer-PC-Intel-Core-i7-4770-8GB-...

AMD FX-8320 8 4,00GHz, 8GB Nvidia Jetstream GTX770 (Price: 1147 USD)

http://www.ebay.fr/itm/GAMER-PC-AMD-FX-8320-8x-4-00GHz-...

The main difference is the i7 and the AMD, and the 4GB and 2GB 770 GPU. I don't mind getting the 4GB GTX770 but i was wondering if the AMD will do well too, with 200 USD difference, i can get a nice mechanical keyboard and maybe a monitor.

Thanks for your opinions in advance!

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October 3, 2013 6:52:09 AM

This has been discussed many times on the forum.

I5 compares to the 8320/8350. An I7 is much better...
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October 3, 2013 6:55:21 AM

Although new games like Battlefield 4 and Watch Dogs recommend a 8-core CPU
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October 3, 2013 6:57:40 AM

patrick47018 said:
Although new games like Battlefield 4 and Watch Dogs recommend a 8-core CPU


Interesting... Source?
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October 3, 2013 7:00:25 AM

I would go with AMD (second) build. i7 may perform not more than 5 percents better than fx-8320 but it costs much more. You almost won't feel any FPS difference between them. 2GB VRAM is enough too for this gen and upcoming gen games (bf 4, GTA V). Even if some pages say that recommend for BF4 is 3 GB VRAM, it can't be true.
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October 3, 2013 7:01:26 AM

I recommend the 8320, mainly because of two reasons. 1. It can be overclocked 2. It offers remarkable performance for the price. The i7 won't benefit you very much in gaming, especially once you start overclocking. The minimal performance you may gain when using the i7 just is not enough to justify the $150+ price difference. The 8320 will trade blows with an i5 if you OC it to the performance levels of the 8350 (not hard to do, possible on the stock cooler.) Also, the 8320 costs at least $50 less. Awesome value. 2GB vs 4GB won't matter too much for 1080p gaming. I do not recommend the AMD route because of "Next Gen Consoles" and "Games will be better optimized for AMD". That's all BS and marketing. I recommend it because of the awesome price/performance ratio.
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October 3, 2013 7:19:31 AM

Save your money and go with the FX so you can spend it on other things for your build. The FX 8320 clocks well and will be a very capable system.
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October 3, 2013 7:20:45 AM

Novuake said:
This has been discussed many times on the forum.

I5 compares to the 8320/8350. An I7 is much better...


In most games, i7 is not really any better at all. Hence why the best gaming cpus for the month all state that past an i5 k series chip, the extra cost isn't worth it.
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October 3, 2013 7:30:04 AM

logainofhades said:
Novuake said:
This has been discussed many times on the forum.

I5 compares to the 8320/8350. An I7 is much better...


In most games, i7 is not really any better at all. Hence why the best gaming cpus for the month all state that past an i5 k series chip, the extra cost isn't worth it.


No price involved, the I7 is better. Period. If he were to want VALUE, then the 8320 makes sense.
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October 3, 2013 7:50:08 AM

Novuake said:
logainofhades said:
Novuake said:
This has been discussed many times on the forum.

I5 compares to the 8320/8350. An I7 is much better...


In most games, i7 is not really any better at all. Hence why the best gaming cpus for the month all state that past an i5 k series chip, the extra cost isn't worth it.


No price involved, the I7 is better. Period. If he were to want VALUE, then the 8320 makes sense.


An i7 is not $100 more than an i5 better. You would get more gaming performance from using that $100 on a better gpu than what an i7 could ever give you. The OP mentioned that with the price difference, by going with the FX 8320, they could buy other things they would like to have.
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October 3, 2013 9:30:55 AM

logainofhades said:
Novuake said:
logainofhades said:
Novuake said:
This has been discussed many times on the forum.

I5 compares to the 8320/8350. An I7 is much better...


In most games, i7 is not really any better at all. Hence why the best gaming cpus for the month all state that past an i5 k series chip, the extra cost isn't worth it.


No price involved, the I7 is better. Period. If he were to want VALUE, then the 8320 makes sense.


An i7 is not $100 more than an i5 better. You would get more gaming performance from using that $100 on a better gpu than what an i7 could ever give you. The OP mentioned that with the price difference, by going with the FX 8320, they could buy other things they would like to have.


+1 $100 goes a long way toward a better GPU...especially with HD 7970s under $300 right now.
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