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Fx 6300 value (around $120) equivalent to Intel CPUs? + Motherboard

Hey I'm getting a custom PC . I chose an AMD mobo with an Fx 6300 CPU.
But now I'm debating if I should switch to an intel mobo + cpu?
Though I am on a tight budget and I know intel CPUs are much more expensive.

Here's the overall price for the AMD combo:
Fx 6300 = $ 100 - $ 109
+
Asrock 970fx Extreme 4 = $85 - $100

= $185 - $300 ( I can spend a few more if worth it)

Are there any intel CPU that performs the same or much better with (around) the same price?
At least a quad CPU ( i5/i7)
And what would be a good motherboard to go along with it? ( I think the AMD 970 series equals the = z77 intel mobo series?)
By good I mean good quality + performance, and good ratings.

I will mostly be gaming and some video/photoshop work (graphics stuff)

Please let me know ASAP.
Thanks!
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  1. Try intel i3 3220,it is around the same price,if you can extended your budget, i3 4130($129.99) or i5 3350p($169.99).The i5 is best for high performance gaming while the i3's are hyper threaded so virtually they are a quad core processor.
  2. kb2592-1404046 said:
    Try intel i3 3220,it is around the same price,if you can extended your budget, i3 4130($129.99) or i5 3350p($169.99).The i5 is best for high performance gaming while the i3's are hyper threaded so virtually they are a quad core processor.


    Yeah that one seems good enough, but how about a motherboard?
    I heard Asus and Gigabyte to be one of the best manufacturers for MOBOs. Any suggestion?
    But any good model from any brand honestly..


    EDIT: Nevermind! My budget just increased xD
    I can afford an i5 3570k with Asrock z77 Extreme4.
    Would that be good enough ?:O
  3. Best answer
    I would forget about the i3, it will bottleneck before the FX6300, if look at it like this, an i3 will become a bottleneck in games like BF3 or BF4, and pretty much any game that can use a tri core our quad, DayZ isn't at the all fun on a i3 either. Remember, PC's have other things that runs in the background. The cores of the i3 are faster then that of a FX6300, but with new games the are gonna use more then a dual core, the i3 will suffer quiet bit, allowing even the old Q6600 to beat it.

    If you go with Intel, no lower then an i5, preferably a k series that way you can learn to OC if you'd like. The i5 3570k is a good CPU, and should be able to OC 4 to 4.5ghz or more if lucky. Shouldn't be any bottleneck with it either with newer CPU demanding games. Tho I don't know much about the z77 boards, I just know my bros i3 bottlenecks the heck out of my 5850s while my 1100T laughs at it in bf3.
  4. hyun18 said:
    kb2592-1404046 said:
    Try intel i3 3220,it is around the same price,if you can extended your budget, i3 4130($129.99) or i5 3350p($169.99).The i5 is best for high performance gaming while the i3's are hyper threaded so virtually they are a quad core processor.


    Yeah that one seems good enough, but how about a motherboard?
    I heard Asus and Gigabyte to be one of the best manufacturers for MOBOs. Any suggestion?
    But any good model from any brand honestly..


    EDIT: Nevermind! My budget just increased xD
    I can afford an i5 3570k with Asrock z77 Extreme4.
    Would that be good enough ?:O


    If you can afford a 3570k, consider the FX 8350 and something like the M5A99X EVO R2.0
  5. hyun18 said:


    EDIT: Nevermind! My budget just increased xD
    I can afford an i5 3570k with Asrock z77 Extreme4.
    Would that be good enough ?:O


    That is a very good combo and is what I currently use.
  6. Yeah thanks guys. Im going with the i5 3570k + Asrock z77 Ext4 combo :D
  7. Forget any of the i3 processor and even the low end i5. Your best bet in your budget would be the 6300 but if you can stretch I recommend the 8120, 8320, 8350. The 8000 series has 8 cores and high clock speed which will beat an i5 in most games. The 8120 will cost you around $140 the 8320 will be around $160 and the 8350 will be around $200. So my answer is no, there are no intel cpus that will be better than the 6300 that are the same price or cheaper.
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