FX-8350 vs I5 3470 For Gaming

I am currently trying to pick the components to create a gaming machine.
I play games such as Counter Strike, Farcry 3 and DayZ. DayZ is very cpu intensive and i was wondering which build will be more suited for my needs.


They are very close in price and i would like to know the pros and cons of each build.
Overclocking will be an option on the AMD build and if i can overclock, i will.
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  1. MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard

    Very bad board ^
  2. FX-8350 vs I5 3470 i would get the fx but if it was the 3570k then intel is better the fx 8350 is a powerful cpu its just that most games are un optimized and don't take advantage of the extra cores so it would be better if u went intel on this one
  3. As trane20 says, most games are optimized for Intel processors (Less, but more powerful cores). With the new Mantle API from AMD, the supported titles (Fx. all new Frostbyte 3 games) will get at slight boost, if you use AMD hardware though.
  4. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£162.17 @ Ebuyer)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£85.30 @ Dabs)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£60.62 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£38.40 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£190.00 @ Ebuyer)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Dabs)
    Case Fan: Zalman ZM - F3 120mm Fan (£4.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£48.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £651.40
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-22 16:57 GMT+0000)
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