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AMD FX-8350 + R7 260X vs Intel i5 4670k + GTX 660

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November 30, 2013 8:32:46 PM

Im trying to decide which one of this builds would be better for me, I would be using this pc for gaming, nothing fancy. Would also use CAD softwares such as Solidworks and AutoCAD.

AMD build


Intel build

I was going to go the amd build at 1st, maybe upgrading to a 270x, but reading forums here, lot of people say I should give a chance to an Intel build, now I dont know what to do.

What are the cons and pros of this builds? Which one would work best for me?

Any advice is most welcome, thanks in advance
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November 30, 2013 9:16:36 PM

The Intel build would be better stronger CPU/GPU combo! Just so you know both GPU's work equally well with AMD or Intel CPU's so the stronger GPU GTX 660 can be used with the FX8350.
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November 30, 2013 9:24:21 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $457.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-01 00:23 EST-0500)

Better motherboard and stronger gpu at a cheaper price.
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November 30, 2013 10:17:38 PM

both answers are really helpful, I think I will be going for the Intel build, @realchaos, any suggestion on how to make my intel build cheaper, Im thinking on buying a better card in the future, or going sli on the GTX 660
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November 30, 2013 10:26:43 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $527.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-01 01:24 EST-0500)

I just switched out the gpu for a cheaper, but stronger, gpu.
If you're working with CAD softwares, you should consider getting 2x8gb ram.
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