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i5 4670k + ASrock extreme4 z87 = US$788,88 OR FX 8350 + Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 = US$699,91

Hey guys I am planning on buying a new pc, I am currently between i5 4670k + ASrock extreme4 z87 or FX 8530 + Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 but the problem is the budget, here is why:

i5 4670k + ASrock extreme4 z87 = US$788,88

FX 8350 + Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 = US$699,91


Exactly, pretty expensive for those pieces only (I don't live in the US so thats why the prices are so freaking high), the rest of the build will be the same for both, EVGA GTX 770 Superclocked, Sansung EVO 840 120gb and other stuff, but the question is, is the i5 4670k worth all that money over the FX 8350?

Thanks anyway :)
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  1. This is for gaming?

    Absolutely take the intel. It will outperform the FX in 99% of games, the extent to which differs. Sometimes a massive difference, sometimes not at all noticeable.
  2. Yup, only gaming and rendering a few videos
  3. For just gaming, the 8350 would be better choice because of cost and because games are finally becoming more multithreaded (not many, but they are popping up). Since you are video rending though, the i5 would be your better choice.
  4. In the best threaded games of today (crysis, battlefield 4) they are about equal. Most games are not threaded very well so the Intel will perform better. For just an 11-12% price increase I would go with Intel.

    I am not saying AMD is bad for gaming just Intel is better and when you are spending this much money why not get the best?
  5. Best answer
    Exactly, most present games are threaded poorly, resulting in Intel's strong single core performance achieving higher fps. I do think that future games will be threaded much better, but since he does video rendering, he would prefer an i5 over a 8350.
  6. Since price is a concern, look into an i5 4440/4570 and a B85 pro4 instead.
  7. Well, I decided to go with the 8350, why? its cheaper and neck to neck when overclocked, the extra few bucks I've decided to upgrade the GPU, byebye GTX770 and went full retard on a GTX 780, I think it was a wise choice anyways. Now I only have to decide if the sabertooth 990fx worth the extra US$100 over the M5A990X pro (I saw that they are basically the same thing). Money is always a concern, as you can see, this is not an overkill build, and still, I am expending something like US$3000. Now a US$ 3000 for someone who lives in the us, around here would be like, $8000, yup. But I appreciate all the responses! :)
  8. COMEBACKKID said:
    Well, I decided to go with the 8350, why? its cheaper and neck to neck when overclocked, the extra few bucks I've decided to upgrade the GPU, byebye GTX770 and went full retard on a GTX 780, I think it was a wise choice anyways. Now I only have to decide if the sabertooth 990fx worth the extra US$100 over the M5A990X pro (I saw that they are basically the same thing). Money is always a concern, as you can see, this is not an overkill build, and still, I am expending something like US$3000. Now a US$ 3000 for someone who lives in the us, around here would be like, $8000, yup. But I appreciate all the responses! :)


    Fair enough. You'll be very happy with that 780!
  9. COMEBACKKID said:
    Well, I decided to go with the 8350, why? its cheaper and neck to neck when overclocked, the extra few bucks I've decided to upgrade the GPU, byebye GTX770 and went full retard on a GTX 780, I think it was a wise choice anyways. Now I only have to decide if the sabertooth 990fx worth the extra US$100 over the M5A990X pro (I saw that they are basically the same thing). Money is always a concern, as you can see, this is not an overkill build, and still, I am expending something like US$3000. Now a US$ 3000 for someone who lives in the us, around here would be like, $8000, yup. But I appreciate all the responses! :)


    Good choice! That should do nicely. How on earth is it $3000 USD though. A system like that should be somewhere around $1500 USD
  10. THUNDERHAWK said:
    COMEBACKKID said:
    Well, I decided to go with the 8350, why? its cheaper and neck to neck when overclocked, the extra few bucks I've decided to upgrade the GPU, byebye GTX770 and went full retard on a GTX 780, I think it was a wise choice anyways. Now I only have to decide if the sabertooth 990fx worth the extra US$100 over the M5A990X pro (I saw that they are basically the same thing). Money is always a concern, as you can see, this is not an overkill build, and still, I am expending something like US$3000. Now a US$ 3000 for someone who lives in the us, around here would be like, $8000, yup. But I appreciate all the responses! :)


    Good choice! That should do nicely. How on earth is it $3000 USD though. A system like that should be somewhere around $1500 USD


    Taxes dude, lots of taxes and ppl exploring other ppl, but thats the price you pay. the GtX 780 is around 900 USD it self...
  11. I've built alot of amd rigs and a few i5 and i7 rigs.if the games is coded to work with certain cpu it will shine with the right setup but what it always comes down to is video card.i have a amd 6300 with a 650 gtx card and I've benchmark ed all of em on youtube/djsmileyoflasvegas and they played great on high and even ultra setting it's just depends on speed of memory cores if applicable good ssd disk and decent mobo.i spent around 450 and the only thing I need is a better video card.i just ordered the amd 8320 and asus mobo and 32gb ddr3 1866mhz memory for this company to run adobe cs6 and they can't believe how fast it does the job.they had an intel i5 2330 before and it was slow.it had 32gb ram win 7.i also got gtx 750 ti and 240 ssd drive.they gave me 1000 and I'm still under budget cuz amd way cheaper then intel.
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