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Should I go for a Intel Core i5-4670K or an AMD FX-8350 for my build?

Which of these prcessors would give me the best value, I do plan on doing a slight overclock.

This is my build:
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CPU:
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($158.99 @ SuperBiiz)
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($122.98 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2S-122B-GP 39.8 CFM 120mm Fans ($11.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($59.00 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Acer G246HLAbd 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($148.24 @ TigerDirect)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($32.98 @ Newegg)
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More about intel core 4670k amd 8350 build
  1. The 4670K will give you more power a core per core, and will be a bit more money. The 8350 will be a little better in multi-threaded programs.

    My preference is the 4670K. Quality over quantity.
  2. I will suggest you to go the gigabyte for both platform since you're doing the OC....
    gigabyte has the dual bios technology which secure you more than the other brand. and gigabyte Z87 has the higher OC potential.

    I5 gives better OC performance than the AMD now.....

    go for I5
  3. brandlu said:
    I will suggest you to go the gigabyte for both platform since you're doing the OC....
    gigabyte has the dual bios technology which secure you more than the other brand. and gigabyte Z87 has the higher OC potential.

    I5 gives better OC performance than the AMD now.....
    8350/8320 are one of the best ocers out there. Haswell is one of the worst ones....

    go for I5

    What? Amd has always been know for good ocer.
    here are some compaison based on what u will do
    single threaded app: i5
    multi(4+ aka rendering) threaded app: fx
    older games: i5
    newer games(aka bf4): similar but i tend to lean towards amd(mantle)
    streaming?: amd
    Want OC tax(aka K ): Intel
  4. Go with a 990fx chipset motherboard paired with an AMD 8 core CPU. You wont be able to play future games such as Watchdogs on ultra with that i5!
  5. Yingda Wang said:
    brandlu said:
    I will suggest you to go the gigabyte for both platform since you're doing the OC....
    gigabyte has the dual bios technology which secure you more than the other brand. and gigabyte Z87 has the higher OC potential.

    I5 gives better OC performance than the AMD now.....
    8350/8320 are one of the best ocers out there. Haswell is one of the worst ones....

    go for I5

    What? Amd has always been know for good ocer.
    here are some compaison based on what u will do
    single threaded app: i5
    multi(4+ aka rendering) threaded app: fx
    older games: i5
    newer games(aka bf4): similar but i tend to lean towards amd(mantle)
    streaming?: amd
    Want OC tax(aka K ): Intel



    If minor OC then intel is still better. (I am not Intel fans!)
    minor OC on AMD is a waste!
  6. Best answer
    FX 8350 if you want more horse power for multitasking and rendering and compressing videos, also, if you choose this one, according to AMD future games will all be optimized for AMD, since the Xbox One and PS4 have both AMD chipsets, so technically, games will be automatically optimized for AMD, also for the Mantle API that promises to destroy Directx. AMD can handle some good overclocks.

    I5 is good too, have some amazing performance, can do some amazing job in overclocking without heating too much. It pretty much depends on waht you're going to do, if multitasking, go for AMD, if for gaming, I'd recommend the I5.

    http://images.hardwarecanucks.com/image//skymtl/CPU/INTEL-HASWELL/INTEL-HASWELL-65.jpg
    http://images.hardwarecanucks.com/image//skymtl/CPU/INTEL-HASWELL/INTEL-HASWELL-63.jpg
    http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1560635/width/1000/height/2000/flags/LL
  7. I do tons of multitasking would that make a difference
  8. Rand0mUser said:
    I do tons of multitasking would that make a difference


    Yes, AMD fx 8350 has more cores, so in this case, more horsepower.
  9. If this is the case the go for the AMD
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