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AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor VS Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor for gaming

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August 6, 2014 12:37:36 PM

AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd6300wmhkbox

Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80623i32120

Hello, I would love to know which one of these processors would be better for gaming ?

Thank you :D 
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a b À AMD
August 6, 2014 12:43:06 PM

why did u go with an old i3 ? The newer 4130 will crush the FX6300 in gaming , usually AMD's processors thrive in multi-threaded tasks not in gaming.
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August 6, 2014 12:46:24 PM

First of all:
Get one of the new i3's if you go with it. Getting a last generation processor isn't a smart move, especially with Broadwell coming soon.

Second:
The i3 has hyperthreading (depending on the model) so it has close performance to the 6300.

Now personally, I would recommend the Intel side if you're making a quiet PC, as Intel CPUs tend to be more efficient with power and all that. Your Intel CPU would run cooler as well, which means you could use the stock heatsink (The stock AMD heatsink is absolute garbage, and it gets way too loud way too fast).

Now there are two options for the same price (or close). The AMD processor may be better if you don't plan to upgrade for a decent bit of time, since it has more physical cores. The Intel processor will be something that you'd want to upgrade later on because an i3 is not the best processor that Intel makes and as games evolve you'll need to get a better processor to keep up with multithreaded applications.

TL;DR
i3:
Pros:
- Low power consumption
- Low temperatures
- Quieter
Cons:
- Fewer physical cores
- Not as good with multithreaded tasks as others that have more cores
- will require an earlier upgrade

FX-6300:
Pros:
- Better long term investment as it won't need to be upgraded as early
- More cores for better multithreaded applications

Cons:
- WAY more heat
- WAY more noise
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August 6, 2014 12:55:51 PM

I went with this i3 because i can get it free (off a friend) but i knew it probably wouldnt be as good as the one i was planning on getting
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August 6, 2014 12:56:48 PM

Get the i3 then. If it's free use it, and then upgrade to a better i5 later down the road.
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August 6, 2014 12:57:24 PM

Also, Any similar CPU's i could get for similar price to the AMD one?
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August 6, 2014 12:59:37 PM

Vistaf said:
Also, Any similar CPU's i could get for similar price to the AMD one?


I3-4130 , You can check out this article for the best CPUs and their performance to their price : http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

Happy Building.
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August 10, 2014 2:52:42 PM

Shadowblade2652 said:
Vistaf said:
Also, Any similar CPU's i could get for similar price to the AMD one?


http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i34130

This will destroy that AMD processor.


That I3 is apparently not compatible with the motherboard, any suggestions on which motherboard would be good with it for not too much money
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August 10, 2014 4:10:28 PM

Pentium G3258 for cheap or i3 4150 for a competitor of FX-6300
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