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Power User in need of some opinions. Open discussion.

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  • FX 8320
  • Intel
  • Mantle
  • AMD
  • Shadowplay
  • Quick Sync
  • Systems
  • GTX 760
  • E3-1245v3
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March 15, 2014 2:15:45 AM

I set out with an $850 budget and by some blind stroke of UNluck, I've managed to build 2 systems that are within ONE cent of each other. These systems will be used for live-streaming 720p @ 60fps using OBS, Sony Vegas 1080p @ 30 FPS renders for Youtube, and Handbrake encoding. Im pretty set on the parts. I've done a butt-ton of research and have decided that one of these two systems will be just what I need.

These 2 videos from Tech Yes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26UKz42uQ1Y&index=3&lis... and Tek Syndicate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu8Sekdb-IE&index=4&lis... have really made my decision a frustrating one. Hopefully someone here has personal experience with the parts I'm about to list. (Listing since not everyone likes to click links.)

NOTE: The build I choose will be supplemented with a 500gb HD for storage and a 12gb of G. Skill Ripjawz 1333 DDR3 RAM (black and blue sticks)

AMD Build (Newegg total: $852.91):
-FX 8320
-Asus M5A97 LE R2.0
-Gigabyte GV-760OC-2GD RE2.0
-Cooler Master Seidon 120v water-cooling kit
-Thermaltake A31 Mid Tower
-Seasonic M12II 650w 80+ Bronze
-ADATA 128GB SSD (for OS and caching)
-Cooler Master 4 pack 120mm fans
-Hanns-G 16" 1600X900 LED (performance monitor...monitor lol)

Pros:
-8 physical, and easily OC'd cores.
-VERY upgradable parts
-Nvidia Shadowplay
-Tier 1 power supply http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-su...
-Parts give black and blue color scheme w/ side window on case

Cons:
-"Presumably weak" cores which could mean lower overall system performance for the things I want to accomplish.

Intel Build (Newegg total: $851.92):
-Xeon E3-1245v3 (stock cooler)
-AsRock B85 Pro 4
-HIS IceQ X² Boost r270x
-Corsair HAF 912
-Corsair CX600
-ADATA 128GB SSD (for OS and caching)
-Cooler Master 4 pack 120mm fans
-Hanns-G 16" 1600X900 LED

Pros:
-Rebranded 4770 for $50 less.
-Technically a server processor, so it "theoretically" last long and comes with a few features that desktop CPUs lack.
-Mantle
-Intel Quick Sync
-Crossfire ready
-Aesthetically pleasing case

Cons:
-No "real" OC on the processor

Vote on the build you choose and give your reasoning, please. Thanks.

EDIT: Couldn't make a poll.



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March 15, 2014 3:36:21 AM

Personally, I would go for the first build. It will be quicker for games (especially if you buy a 990fx chipset mobo and overclock it) However for video editing and live streaming the second build is better without a doubt. If thats all your doing then go for the second.
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March 15, 2014 3:43:29 AM

Hi there!

That is a tricky one isn't it? Personally, even though I am something of an Intel fan (we only use Intel in my house), I would have to say that the AMD chip with it's 8 physical cores (even though they aren't overly powerful ones) coupled with the ability to overclock and the higher L1 and L2 cache (not to mention 4 times the L2 cache per core) make it the clear winner for your budget and requirements. The only downside I can see from the AMD chip is its TDP being so much higher than the Intel, but I'm guessing that power consumption isn't one of your primary concerns, lol.
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March 15, 2014 2:14:15 PM

THIS is the video that sold me on the 8320: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHM-LBtJc2Q I watched similar vids of the 4670k and 4770k, and they just couldnt keep up. I feel like Im gonna get the best of both worlds with the AMD build. I'll have 8 physical cores to set affinities for multitasking purposes, a 760 for shadowplay, and a water cooled chip. Real world tests > synthetic benchmarks. Videos like the one above should be the standard for companies releasing benchmarks.
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