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Intel i5 4430 with GTX 650 Ti vs. AMD FX 8120 with GTX 650

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October 20, 2013 10:29:32 AM

Hey, all, I'm trying to decide between 2 pre-made rigs, and am having trouble comparing.
Which combination will be better for gaming, and last me longer before I have to upgrade when newer games come out like Battlefield 4?:

i5-4430 with GTX 650 Ti
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FX-8120 with GTX 650

I appreciate any feedback/advice, thanks!

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October 20, 2013 10:31:45 AM

Definately the i5-4430 with gtx 650 ti, though i would spend few bucks more and get atleast 650 ti boost, or even 660.
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October 20, 2013 10:35:11 AM

you can look for yourself that i5 is better thanfx 8120 http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/360/AMD_FX-Series_FX-8... and 650 ti is better than 650 non ti, so the i5-4430 with 650 ti domintaes, but as i said you should grab a better gpu :) 
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October 20, 2013 10:35:23 AM

go with i5 and 650ti. 8120 and 650 are quite slow compared to i5 and 650ti.
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October 20, 2013 11:48:24 AM

Thanks for the advice, guys. I was just torn with the comparable speed, but the 8120 having more cores/cache.
Just didn't know if a CPU like that would make the 650 run more efficiently than a i5 with the Ti; I obviously don't know much.
I was also thinking about how the i5 will have a board that I can use to upgrade to, let's say an i7 by simply changing out the CPU, but the FX-8120 and higher AMD chips I can overclock, if I ever get into that sort of thing, down the line.
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