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March 26, 2014 7:57:29 PM

I want to buy a FX-9370 instead of a i7-4771. Will the AMD CPU be a better buy?

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March 26, 2014 7:59:45 PM

joetotheroy said:
I want to buy a FX-9370 instead of a i7-4771. Will the AMD CPU be a better buy?


Yes buy AMD & Save some money. ;) 
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March 26, 2014 8:01:00 PM

Is it worth the extra wattage? The FX 9370 uses 220w while the i7 uses 95w.
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March 26, 2014 8:01:33 PM

No. No. No. I don't recommend either one one them... especially not that AMD.

What is your budget?
What is the purpose of this build?
What parts do you have already?
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March 26, 2014 8:02:10 PM

The heat will be a pain for the amd. But u cant oc the intel I believe,
So go for amd
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March 26, 2014 8:02:51 PM

Mainly gaming. I can spend money in the range of $1600 to $1700.
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March 26, 2014 8:04:46 PM

joetotheroy said:
Is it worth the extra wattage? The FX 9370 uses 220w while the i7 uses 95w.


It's not even 95W It's 84W.AMD is my personal choice.
;) 
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March 26, 2014 8:06:29 PM

I'm sorry. I must have confused the A10-7850k wattage with the i7. Is it worth amount of power the processor will use?
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March 26, 2014 8:12:22 PM

Well I don't recommend either of them for gaming. No reason to get higher than an i5 or Fx8320. You know the FX9370 is just a factory overclocked FS8320 right? The 4771 is barely better in gaming than the i5 4670k, and both are considerably better than any AMD. If you REALLY feel like you need so many core as opposed to a 4 core i5, I recommend the Xeon e3-1230v3. It's basically an i7 4770 but without integrated graphics which you won't use anyway.
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March 26, 2014 8:13:55 PM

CTurbo said:
No. No. No. I don't recommend either one one them... especially not that AMD.

What is your budget?
What is the purpose of this build?
What parts do you have already?

THIS.
Thank you, CTurbo.

Do not get the 9370. The i7 will destroy it.

What resolution do you plan on playing at? If you plan on playing at 1080p, $1600 is more than enough to get you the 4770K and a GPU that can max out any game at 1080p (GTX 780 for example).

I recommend the ASRock Extreme4 with the 4770K and a GTX 780. AMD is just out of its league in a build like this :/ 
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March 26, 2014 8:16:07 PM

I say Xeon e3-1230v3, B85 mobo, and GTX 780ti
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March 26, 2014 8:17:03 PM

joetotheroy said:
I'm sorry. I must have confused the A10-7850k wattage with the i7. Is it worth amount of power the processor will use?


Buy FX-9370 anyday.Which amount you save for the processor put that amount to buy better Mobo.i-7 will be faster to process Tasks but When you talk about overall what you spend & What you get.AMD always a better buy.AMD Processors Operating temp is higher than Intels that's why AMD's TDP @ Higher side.
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March 26, 2014 8:18:58 PM

CTurbo said:
Well I don't recommend either of them for gaming. No reason to get higher than an i5 or Fx8320. You know the FX9370 is just a factory overclocked FS8320 right? The 4771 is barely better in gaming than the i5 4670k, and both are considerably better than any AMD. If you REALLY feel like you need so many core as opposed to a 4 core i5, I recommend the Xeon e3-1230v3. It's basically an i7 4770 but without integrated graphics which you won't use anyway.


Now this I don't necessarily agree with. His budget is big enough to allow for an i7, which will be nice futureproofing. I've also never seen the appeal of the Xeon vs the 4670K for gaming. I agree that if he needs the extra "cores" for encoding, the Xeon would be great, but the Xeon is just a slower, locked, quad core CPU with hyperthreading. You said yourself that the i7 isn't an upgrade from the i5 for gaming, so the Xeon is essentially a downgrade. (I know you're not recommending it for gaming, I'm just including this information for the OP' sake).

I haven't checked, but I'm pretty sure he could still fit a GTX 780 Ti and a 4770K into this build with a $1600 budget. (Overkill for 1080p :p )
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March 26, 2014 8:18:58 PM

my video card will be a r9 280x 6gb and my motherboard in that case will be a asrock fatal1ty z87
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March 26, 2014 8:20:49 PM

The Xeon e3-1230v3 is $15 more expensive than the FX9370 and beats it in every single category. But then you have to buy a much more expensive motherboard for the FX and you find yourself paying more money for less performance. It just doesn't make any sense.
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March 26, 2014 8:22:30 PM

I would get an i5. The i5 4570 to be exact. I was just saying that IF he really wanted 8 threads I would get the Xeon over either of his first two options.
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March 26, 2014 8:24:22 PM

DonQuixoteMC said:
CTurbo said:
Well I don't recommend either of them for gaming. No reason to get higher than an i5 or Fx8320. You know the FX9370 is just a factory overclocked FS8320 right? The 4771 is barely better in gaming than the i5 4670k, and both are considerably better than any AMD. If you REALLY feel like you need so many core as opposed to a 4 core i5, I recommend the Xeon e3-1230v3. It's basically an i7 4770 but without integrated graphics which you won't use anyway.


Now this I don't necessarily agree with. His budget is big enough to allow for an i7, which will be nice futureproofing. I've also never seen the appeal of the Xeon vs the 4670K for gaming. I agree that if he needs the extra "cores" for encoding, the Xeon would be great, but the Xeon is just a slower, locked, quad core CPU with hyperthreading. You said yourself that the i7 isn't an upgrade from the i5 for gaming, so the Xeon is essentially a downgrade. (I know you're not recommending it for gaming, I'm just including this information for the OP' sake).

I haven't checked, but I'm pretty sure he could still fit a GTX 780 Ti and a 4770K into this build with a $1600 budget. (Overkill for 1080p :p )


I believe that the haswell xeons are basically i7s with no or downgraded gpus and higher clock speeds and extra features
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March 26, 2014 8:25:59 PM

It just seems to me that you don't need to worry about budget at the $1600 price point.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1576.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-26 23:25 EDT-0400)
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March 26, 2014 8:29:51 PM

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It just seems to me that you don't need to worry about budget at the $1600 price point.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1576.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-26 23:25 EDT-0400)



Hahaha kind of hard to argue with that :) 
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March 26, 2014 8:29:52 PM

DonQuixoteMC said:
It just seems to me that you don't need to worry about budget at the $1600 price point.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1576.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-26 23:25 EDT-0400)


thanks
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March 26, 2014 8:31:55 PM

Anyway, joetotheroy, AMD has absolutely nothing to offer at this price point.
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March 26, 2014 8:35:49 PM

Thanks a lot for the enlightenment guys
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March 26, 2014 8:35:54 PM

Happy to help! :) 

CTurbo is absolutely right, there aren't any AMD options once you get out of the budget build range.
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