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I am building a PC for the first time, and can't decide which processor to go with. I will be using this PC for gaming only, a

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December 29, 2013 3:42:55 PM

I am building a PC for the first time, and can't decide which processor to go with. In previous threads, I have gotten answers such as "it's not worth it imho. a viable alternative will be an lga1150 setup." Please do not give vague answers like this, as they are not helpful, and I want to know the advantages of each, not just your opinion since you are an intel or AMD fan. I will be using this PC for gaming only, and will not be over clocking. Now, I know that generally Intel outperforms AMD, even though AMD has higher clock speed and more cores, but is the difference worth the extra 80-100 dollars? I have also heard that AMD is more likely to fluctuate in clock speed, is this true? And since I will most likely be upgrading my CPU, will it be smarter to go with Intel, or will AMD continue to release new CPU's that can compete with Intel or will I be stuck changing my motherboard and my CPU? In addition, does anyone have any other advice on my build?
Here it is:
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/zjuventus14/saved/3gHb

Note: the CPU and motherboard are not there since, obviously I'm undecided.

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December 29, 2013 3:49:34 PM

Since you didn't mention budget, i5 4670k at ~250$ and GIGABYTE G1.Sniper Z87 ~190$
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December 29, 2013 3:52:19 PM

Zappysam5533 said:
Since you didn't mention budget, i5 4670k at ~250$ and GIGABYTE G1.Sniper Z87 ~190$


My budget is for my total build $2000, but preferably $1500 not including peripherals
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December 29, 2013 3:54:47 PM

Buy the graphics card from Newegg instead of Amazon, you'll get 3 free games and still pay the same $440.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'd remove the PCI Wi-fi adapter from the list and get a MB with wireless. PCI is a bit too old now, and the need for PCI slots reduces your MB choices a lot.

CPU/MB - I'd pick an i5-4670K and Asus Z87-Pro
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That MB already has 802.11a/b/g/n, so don't buy the Rosewill Wi-fi card. You won't need it, and you won't have a PCI slot for it anyway.
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December 29, 2013 3:56:19 PM

I have built both AMD gaming systems and Intel systems. Right now the pendulum has shifted to intel for the higher end gaming systems. For anything over $1000 I suggest intel and for under I suggest AMD. You are obviously ready to spend the money so I would get an Intel system.

Something like this
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2smGN
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December 29, 2013 5:39:59 PM

bouncedk said:
In old games such as Skyrim, intel will perform better as these games are not optimized to utilize all cores. In newer games, you have to fork out an additional 200 bucks for an i7 if you want to see a slight change (+5 fps), and that is not worth it.

With Mantle incoming and consoles having 8 cores, I opted for an FX-8320 myself. It still play old games just fine and dandy and super smooth as well, but it does produce more heat and use more power than an intel. However with the money saved by not going intel, I had a load of leftover cash for a proper graphics card - And that is priority 1 when building a gaming rig.


What he said. Spot on :) 
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December 29, 2013 6:34:29 PM

For 1500$ go intel...
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