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First PC build, needed advice. Intel or AMD

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March 2, 2014 10:22:02 AM

I'm ready to buy my first pc for gaming. I was wondering which Cpu would be better. Intel Core i5 4430 or AMD FX 8320?
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March 2, 2014 10:26:45 AM

Are you wanting to buy a prebuilt system or do you want to build your own?
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March 2, 2014 10:40:15 AM

CTurbo said:
Are you wanting to buy a prebuilt system or do you want to build your own?

Build my own. While I shouldnt have I bought everything but the processor and motherboard. If interested this is what I have. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/jpdell/saved/3VBn
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March 2, 2014 11:01:51 AM

So what's your budget for cpu, mobo, and RAM?
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March 2, 2014 11:21:59 AM

CTurbo said:
So what's your budget for cpu, mobo, and RAM?


I'm sorry I already have 8 gb of kingston hyperx red ram. I'm looking around $200 usd. I need a mobo that can support my Gpu and internal wifi down the road and at least 2 3.0 usb. I found a combo for price range with the AMD 8320. Here's the mobo. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Would you recommend this with my current setup and mobo requirements? Or any better options?
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March 2, 2014 11:24:37 AM

That motherboard and a FX8320 will be over $200
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March 2, 2014 12:03:26 PM

CTurbo said:
That motherboard and a FX8320 will be over $200


The combo is at 220.
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March 2, 2014 12:14:02 PM

Out of the two cpus you listed I would take the FX8320, but you'll need to add a decent cpu cooler like the $29 Cooler Master 212 Evo to really get your money's worth out of it. If you're willing to spend close to $250, I really recommend the i5-4570.
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March 2, 2014 3:17:10 PM

CTurbo said:
Out of the two cpus you listed I would take the FX8320, but you'll need to add a decent cpu cooler like the $29 Cooler Master 212 Evo to really get your money's worth out of it. If you're willing to spend close to $250, I really recommend the i5-4570.


I ended up getting the AMD. And with that, how necessary is the cpu cooling for single monitor gaming at 1080i? I rather pay the 30 than fry my build but at the same time it would be easier to buy one later.
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March 2, 2014 3:19:09 PM

You only need an after market cooler if you want to overclock. The stock cooler is fine for stock speeds.
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March 2, 2014 4:24:54 PM

CTurbo said:
You only need an after market cooler if you want to overclock. The stock cooler is fine for stock speeds.


Oh okay thanks.
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