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FX-8350 vs I5 3470 For Gaming

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December 22, 2013 8:32:43 AM

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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a c 464 4 Gaming
December 22, 2013 8:36:05 AM

MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard

Very bad board ^
December 22, 2013 8:37:55 AM

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
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December 22, 2013 8:45:49 AM

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.
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December 22, 2013 8:55:55 AM

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 @
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 @
Total: £651.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-22 16:57 GMT+0000)