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May 31, 2014 11:11:21 AM

Ok so I am torn, I am building a video editing computer for a friend on a serious budget. Here is my issue, original build was set for an AMD FX 8320 but my parts guy has a NIB i7 2600K that I personally tested for him. Now he quoted me a price equivlent to a new FX 8320 and motherboards are about equal priced. Now cpuboss rates the i7 8.5 to the FX 7.9, and I know thats not everything, BUT its enough for me to seriously consider useing the 2600K instead as I will be able to pull some better numbers from my parts guy as a package deal... Thoughts please?

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May 31, 2014 11:22:19 AM

noobuilder1 said:
Ok so I am torn, I am building a video editing computer for a friend on a serious budget. Here is my issue, original build was set for an AMD FX 8320 but my parts guy has a NIB i7 2600K that I personally tested for him. Now he quoted me a price equivlent to a new FX 8320 and motherboards are about equal priced. Now cpuboss rates the i7 8.5 to the FX 7.9, and I know thats not everything, BUT its enough for me to seriously consider useing the 2600K instead as I will be able to pull some better numbers from my parts guy as a package deal... Thoughts please?


If equal priced, the 2600k is hands down better. Cpuboss isn't really a good place to be looking for actual comparisons though.



http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/698?vs=287


When overclocked the 2600k pulls ahead quite thunderously.
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May 31, 2014 11:28:49 AM

Are you planning to overclock? In my opinion the 8320 would be a better cpu since its an underclocked 8350 which is just as good as an i7 3770k. The only thing that would be a reason to get 2600k is the mobo since most amd boards don't support pci exp3.0 the sandy bridge should which will make your cards preform slightly better
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May 31, 2014 11:38:14 AM

dominirican3351 said:
Are you planning to overclock? In my opinion the 8320 would be a better cpu since its an underclocked 8350 which is just as good as an i7 3770k. The only thing that would be a reason to get 2600k is the mobo since most amd boards don't support pci exp3.0 the sandy bridge should which will make your cards preform slightly better


No, it takes a heavily overclocked 8320 to equal a stock 2600k.

After overclocking the 2600k it is so much better it's not even a contest.
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May 31, 2014 11:42:59 AM

dominirican3351 said:
Are you planning to overclock? In my opinion the 8320 would be a better cpu since its an underclocked 8350 which is just as good as an i7 3770k. The only thing that would be a reason to get 2600k is the mobo since most amd boards don't support pci exp3.0 the sandy bridge should which will make your cards preform slightly better


Intel didn't support PCIe 3.0 until Ivy Bridge, and Sandy Bridge was the last of the good overclocking Intel chips as they used much better TIM for the heat spreaders... Until, that is, Haswell refresh drops *supposedly* fixing the TIM issue... Thank you for your feed back!
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May 31, 2014 11:45:48 AM

maxalge said:
noobuilder1 said:
Ok so I am torn, I am building a video editing computer for a friend on a serious budget. Here is my issue, original build was set for an AMD FX 8320 but my parts guy has a NIB i7 2600K that I personally tested for him. Now he quoted me a price equivlent to a new FX 8320 and motherboards are about equal priced. Now cpuboss rates the i7 8.5 to the FX 7.9, and I know thats not everything, BUT its enough for me to seriously consider useing the 2600K instead as I will be able to pull some better numbers from my parts guy as a package deal... Thoughts please?


If equal priced, the 2600k is hands down better. Cpuboss isn't really a good place to be looking for actual comparisons though.



http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/698?vs=287


When overclocked the 2600k pulls ahead quite thunderously.


Yes CPUboss is not the greatest, just my quick look side by side, I think you helped me see what I was wanting to do all along, sometimes just need someone else to say it.. Thanks!

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