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Help me decide between these two!

Looking to upgrade my 3 years old gaming pc.

Current Specs:
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.20GHz (Oc'ed to 3.9GHz)
ASUS M4A87TD/USB3
12GB RAM 1600MHz
1280MB Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 GDDR5
Corsair 750W (TX750)
Cooler Master HAF 922

So I posted this question last week but now I want to upgrade to GTX 780. I've been thinking of choosing between these two sets.

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£245.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£157.04 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£152.70 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (£439.55 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Total: £995.28
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-08 06:22 GMT+0000)

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£142.47 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£167.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£152.70 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (£439.55 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Total: £902.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-08 06:22 GMT+0000)
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Which set is better for gaming and future proof for the next 3 years while keeping it roughly around £1000? Once GTX 780 drops in price I'd go for SLI. I might also consider to overclock the CPU though I'm still newbie in this. Or if you have any other good CPU/motherboard combinations please just comment here!

p/s: please dont turn this into amd vs intel fanboy wars :P
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    Definitely Intel, it has hyperhreading on the i7 and more power per core, so with games optimized for less cores, most games, you will see better performance with the intel, and in games optimized for more cores, you will most likely see the same or better performance.
  2. The Intel one is better for future proof and almost all games.
  3. The Intel! No need to give a reason!
  4. the intel cpu is the better cpu for gaming. with the 1150 mb you may get one more cpu refresh from intel. amd right now has not said on paper or slids if there keeping the am3 plus mb around or going with newer chipset..
  5. I'll choose the Intel. But if you want the AMD, change to a FX 8320 and slap that 780 TI in there :P

    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2gUgv
  6. sportfreak23 said:
    I'll choose the Intel. But if you want the AMD, change to a FX 8320 and slap that 780 TI in there :P

    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2gUgv


    I don't think I'm prepared to spend that much on a single GPU. So I guess I'll stick with i7-4770k for good. thanks for the answers!
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