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Intel Core i3 Haswell, is it a good choice?

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October 28, 2013 9:30:36 PM

Hi :) , im going to build a best bang for buck PC, first of all, i need help in choosing CPU, i have arround 130-160$ for spending in that component, can you tell me what CPU that has best bang for my buck, i heard Intel Core i3 Haswell wil be a good choice, expecially in budget gaming, i only play game and surfing internet in this PC, no video editing at all, i hope your best answer!!

(Note: sorry for my Bad english, its not my native language)

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October 28, 2013 9:45:55 PM

The Core i3 is a great group of processors, but if budget is a big deal in this build, you could look into an AMD setup to free up some funds to be spent elsewhere.

What have you come up with in terms of other components, and what is your budget?
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October 28, 2013 10:03:37 PM

Anub1s said:
The Core i3 is a great group of processors, but if budget is a big deal in this build, you could look into an AMD setup to free up some funds to be spent elsewhere.

What have you come up with in terms of other components, and what is your budget?

What AMD processor i can choose? my friend say core i3 will good enough for me because i need a fast single thread performance and good multi thread performance only for games, but if you have better choice i can switch to AMD, my total budged is 600$ the GPU i choose is AMD R9 270X or Nvidia GTX 760 if the price drop, i think that price segment is "sweet spot" and best bang for my buck, still, i need help in CPU side
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October 28, 2013 11:01:33 PM

Are you building this from scratch? ~$225 out of your budget for just a GPU is quite a bit, doesn't leave much for the rest of your build.

The FX 6300 is a comparable processor to the i3. The i3 beats it in single thread performance without a doubt, but if you are looking for best gaming performance, I would say the FX is a better option especially for future proofing. That is my opinion though, so take that with a grain of salt.

I really don't think you will find yourself wanting with an FX processor in day to day tasks, but the i3 definitely will beat it. A good balanced build will be had with the i3. But, if you want more emphasis on gaming performance than day to day, I'd suggest the FX.
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October 29, 2013 1:19:51 AM

Anub1s said:
Are you building this from scratch? ~$225 out of your budget for just a GPU is quite a bit, doesn't leave much for the rest of your build.

The FX 6300 is a comparable processor to the i3. The i3 beats it in single thread performance without a doubt, but if you are looking for best gaming performance, I would say the FX is a better option especially for future proofing. That is my opinion though, so take that with a grain of salt.

I really don't think you will find yourself wanting with an FX processor in day to day tasks, but the i3 definitely will beat it. A good balanced build will be had with the i3. But, if you want more emphasis on gaming performance than day to day, I'd suggest the FX.

Wow! thank you, i think i will go for AMD FX 6350, a high clock speed will help me in day to day task, plus i can overclock it for more performance, thanks brother:wahoo: 
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