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Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core or AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core. Which one should I go with?

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October 29, 2013 5:07:18 PM

I am looking for a CPU for gaming and I don't know which manufacturer I should go with I am ok with the price.Furthermore I just want to know which CPU will perform the best when gaming. If you need the PC specifications then use this link for the AMD: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/LJN1997/saved/2Fgp
and the Intel build:http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/LJN1997/saved/2nFX.
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October 29, 2013 5:34:26 PM

For gaming you're kinda spending money in the wrong areas. 32Gb is massive overkill 8gb is plenty 16gb is overkill but can help with SSD longevity. The case is coole but I dont think its work 290(unless it comes withe water cooling system). With that budget you could build a really good gaming rig that should do 5760x1080(3 1080p monitors) with high settings on any game with playable setting(even crysis 3). http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/R9_290X_CrossFir...

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1UTuc
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1UTuc/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1UTuc/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler (£67.37 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£158.00 @ Aria PC)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£138.73 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£73.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£55.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 290X 4GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) (£439.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 290X 4GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) (£439.99 @ Aria PC)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case (£69.96 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 1050W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£173.03 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Pioneer BDR-208DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer (£56.99 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £1842.03
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-30 00:33 GMT+0000)
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October 29, 2013 6:58:20 PM

I agree that 32GB ram is way overkill. 8GB would be fine.

Those two processors are in a different league in performance and price. It's up to you if you want to spend almost 3x more for a cpu.

I would rather have one 1440p monitor than three 1080p monitors.
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October 30, 2013 8:02:55 AM

Thank you for your responses bignastyid and cturbo. First of all I know the ram is overkill but that was not my question and I do appreciate your advice and I may change the amount of ram I am using. Ok if we were to take the price of the CPU's out of the picture then which one would perform better when playing games or something that will put them under a heavy load.
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October 30, 2013 8:12:50 AM

Honestly, the 3930k would outperform the 8350 in every single category, and usually by a wide margin.

The AMD holds no advantage other than price. It's no contest.
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October 30, 2013 8:20:48 AM

Thank you I will buy the 3930k then.
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October 30, 2013 8:24:32 AM

You will absolutely love it.
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