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

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. Best answer
    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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