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FX 8320 Overclocked with Corsair H100i cooler vs i5 4670k @ stock

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July 21, 2014 1:10:08 PM

since there is a difference of price between the two processors
i can push in a corsair h100i cooler if i buy the fx 8320
or i can buy an i5 4670k without a cooler

my build is made for overclocking
so should i go for the fx8320 and corsair h100i combo
or should i just get the i5 for now and save some money to buy a cpu cooler for the i5 in the near future

PS:i could also throw in the extra money for the i5 4670k and a cpu cooler if the diference in performance is significant

here is my build:
fx 8320 with asus m5a 99fx pro 2.0 motherboard
or
i5 4670k with msi z87 g45 gaming motherboard
GPU- Nvidia MSI GTX 770 2GB TwinFrozer
HDD-Seagate 1TB
RAM- Corsair Vengeance 4*2GB
PSU-Corsair GS700
Monitor-BenQ RL 2455HM

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July 21, 2014 1:22:02 PM

I would go with the Intel's core i5 since it tends to run colder, especially when overclocking. You could do like me and get yourself an air cooler like the CM Hyper 212 Evo (it's around 30$). I pushed my processor at 4.2Ghz, but you might be able to push it to 4.4~4.5Ghz.
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July 21, 2014 1:41:37 PM

beni_rohit said:
since there is a difference of price between the two processors
i can push in a corsair h100i cooler if i buy the fx 8320
or i can buy an i5 4670k without a cooler

my build is made for overclocking
so should i go for the fx8320 and corsair h100i combo
or should i just get the i5 for now and save some money to buy a cpu cooler for the i5 in the near future

PS:i could also throw in the extra money for the i5 4670k and a cpu cooler if the diference in performance is significant

here is my build:
fx 8320 with asus m5a 99fx pro 2.0 motherboard
or
i5 4670k with msi z87 g45 gaming motherboard
GPU- Nvidia MSI GTX 770 2GB TwinFrozer
HDD-Seagate 1TB
RAM- Corsair Vengeance 4*2GB
PSU-Corsair GS700
Monitor-BenQ RL 2455HM


What do you plan on doing with the computer?

Is this a purely gaming PC?
In that case, get the Intel CPU with a Z97 motherboard.

Is this a workload PC?
In that case, get the FX-8320 with the H100i.

Intel also offers significant advantages in power consumption and upgradeability, especially with a Z97 motherboard.
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July 21, 2014 2:07:14 PM

unless you have hours and hours of highly threaded non gaming work that you need done everyday, i would stay away from the fx line as it is a dieing platform with no upgrade ability. get the intel.
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July 21, 2014 10:59:51 PM

I to, recommend getting a 212 Evo. It's about 30$ and it keeps my i5-4670k cool @4.4GHz.
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July 21, 2014 11:02:57 PM

If just for gaming go for intel
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July 21, 2014 11:13:56 PM

Zircoben said:
beni_rohit said:
since there is a difference of price between the two processors
i can push in a corsair h100i cooler if i buy the fx 8320
or i can buy an i5 4670k without a cooler

my build is made for overclocking
so should i go for the fx8320 and corsair h100i combo
or should i just get the i5 for now and save some money to buy a cpu cooler for the i5 in the near future

PS:i could also throw in the extra money for the i5 4670k and a cpu cooler if the diference in performance is significant

here is my build:
fx 8320 with asus m5a 99fx pro 2.0 motherboard
or
i5 4670k with msi z87 g45 gaming motherboard
GPU- Nvidia MSI GTX 770 2GB TwinFrozer
HDD-Seagate 1TB
RAM- Corsair Vengeance 4*2GB
PSU-Corsair GS700
Monitor-BenQ RL 2455HM


What do you plan on doing with the computer?

Is this a purely gaming PC?
In that case, get the Intel CPU with a Z97 motherboard.

Is this a workload PC?
In that case, get the FX-8320 with the H100i.

Intel also offers significant advantages in power consumption and upgradeability, especially with a Z97 motherboard.


this one is going to be dedicated for gaming
so the intel will make more sense
as for the z97 mobo
they are expensive
and i want my mobo to be sli capable
which the msi z97 gaming 3 is not
ill have to jump to gaming 5 which is way more expensive
and once i get this build im not going to upgrade the cpu for 3 years atleast
so if i get the z97 for the upgradability... doesnt make sense does it?
since a lot of new processors and mobos will come into the market outdating the z97
the only upgrade i plan to do do in the near future is throwing in another gtx770 when 4k monitors become affordable

still recommend the z97 mobo?
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July 21, 2014 11:16:13 PM

could anybody please recommend a good benchmark website?
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July 22, 2014 5:16:33 AM

Well the z97 has the advantage of being a newer technologie. Therefor, it is more table during overclocking and runs beefier CPU's at lower temperature. If you can afford 2xGTX770 in SLI with a 4K monitor, you can afford a mobo like the AsRock Extreme 4 at around 140$.

For the benchmarks, I usually use the reviews from http://www.techpowerup.com/ since benchmark sites like cpuboss are a bit rigged and not representative of the reality. Thechpowerup uses real games for benchmarking which I think is more accurate than synthetic tests like Prime55.
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July 22, 2014 12:27:01 PM

beni_rohit said:
could anybody please recommend a good benchmark website?


For CPUs, I use cpubenchmark.net, and for graphics cards, I use videocardbenchmark.net. They just provide numbers, no FPS or anything, but it is a great tool for comparing overall performance.

I can't see the price difference between a Z87 and Z97 board being very different, but the i5-4690K would be a better CPU than the i5-4670K, as it would run cooler and run faster out of the box. However, if the price is more than $10 in difference, it is not worth getting the 4690K over the 4670K.

If you want the 4690K, you will want to get a Z97 motherboard because it is guaranteed to work out of the box. But overall, if the Z87 boards are significantly cheaper, and you want to use the 4670K, just get a Z87 board.
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