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PC Build (mid-range) Core i5 4590 vs AMD FX 6300

Hello again.

I've been researching and stuff these days, many people have helped me a lot.
But now, I found out a not very pricey combo in newegg.com. for 240$ a Intel Core i5 4590 + MSI Z87-G41 Board.
And well, the price in the end using the same things as AMD FX 6300 one was almost the same.
So I came here to ask, is it worth to pay 20-40$ more for the Core i5 build or should I stay with AMD FX 6300?

Build: (Note: I'm at my budget limit so don't tell me to add more ram xD I will do that later)
AMD FX 6300 ----------- Intel Core i5 4590
Gigabyte 970 UD3P ----------- MSI Z87-G41
G.Skill Ripjaw X Series 4GB 1600mhz (2x2gb)
EVGA GTX 750 FTW ACX Cooler 1GB
Seagate 320GB HD
Thermaltake V3 BlacX Edition
EVGA 500W Bronze Certified
Dell LED 19"
650va Omega UPS
Arctic Freezer A30-i30 (Amd/Intel)

Hope you give me experienced answers ^^ not just based on "gpu/cpuboss" websites or other benchmarking ones xD.
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  1. Definitely, pay the extra few $ for the Intel i5. I don't particularly like that motherboard, but it will suffice.
  2. I see a few problems there. Whats the use of this build? Hopefully not gaming. If its for gaming let me suggest you some things:
    1. the i5 is better than the fx (except for multicore applications)
    2. there is no need for the z87 mainboard. You can't overclock your cpu. A h97 mb would be better. Also you have to be sure the i5 will run on this mb cause normally you need (x)97 chipset.
    3. the gpu sucks. 1gb vram is way to less. At least go with the gtx750ti for playing on med-high settings.
    4. the psu is oversized if you stick with the 750ti. If you plan to upgrade in the future, fine. If not, a 300w psu is enough.
    5. if its in your budget, get 8gb ram. 2x4gb)

    Hope I could help a little
  3. Best answer
    First of all it depends what you going to be doing, If you will be stream, recording and editing get the fx 6300, but if you gaming any i5 beats amd, so yes it's worth the extra money. Also get the z97 because you could upgrade later on when the newest intel proccesors come out.
  4. SchuIIe said:
    I see a few problems there. Whats the use of this build? Hopefully not gaming. If its for gaming let me suggest you some things:
    1. the i5 is better than the fx (except for multicore applications)
    2. there is no need for the z87 mainboard. You can't overclock your cpu. A h97 mb would be better. Also you have to be sure the i5 will run on this mb cause normally you need (x)97 chipset.
    3. the gpu sucks. 1gb vram is way to less. At least go with the gtx750ti for playing on med-high settings.
    4. the psu is oversized if you stick with the 750ti. If you plan to upgrade in the future, fine. If not, a 300w psu is enough.
    5. if its in your budget, get 8gb ram. 2x4gb)

    Hope I could help a little


    I'm not a hardcore gamer and if you read what I wrote there, I'm talking about the processor mainly, plus I added that I will be able to buy 4GB ram only for now (instead of buying 1 stick of 4gb, I chose 2x2gb), so I'll add later.

    @SpookyApple I may use it for everything xD, I'm not a advanced designer neither a hardcore gamer, just a pc where I can play many games online without trouble and such stuff.

    the Z87-G41 supports the CPU (checked on MSI official site) and if you read (AGAIN) the cpu and board comes together as a combo, saving about 70 bucks supposedly.

    So in the end, i5 is the best choice right?


    Note: Compared to the Pentium duall core E5300 i had before, this pc build I'm doing now is beyond heaven xD.
  5. kariotommy said:
    SchuIIe said:
    I see a few problems there. Whats the use of this build? Hopefully not gaming. If its for gaming let me suggest you some things:
    1. the i5 is better than the fx (except for multicore applications)
    2. there is no need for the z87 mainboard. You can't overclock your cpu. A h97 mb would be better. Also you have to be sure the i5 will run on this mb cause normally you need (x)97 chipset.
    3. the gpu sucks. 1gb vram is way to less. At least go with the gtx750ti for playing on med-high settings.
    4. the psu is oversized if you stick with the 750ti. If you plan to upgrade in the future, fine. If not, a 300w psu is enough.
    5. if its in your budget, get 8gb ram. 2x4gb)

    Hope I could help a little


    I'm not a hardcore gamer and if you read what I wrote there, I'm talking about the processor mainly, plus I added that I will be able to buy 4GB ram only for now (instead of buying 1 stick of 4gb, I chose 2x2gb), so I'll add later.

    @SpookyApple I may use it for everything xD, I'm not a advanced designer neither a hardcore gamer, just a pc where I can play many games online without trouble and such stuff.

    the Z87-G41 supports the CPU (checked on MSI official site) and if you read (AGAIN) the cpu and board comes together as a combo, saving about 70 bucks supposedly.

    So in the end, i5 is the best choice right?


    Note: Compared to the Pentium duall core E5300 i had before, this pc build I'm doing now is beyond heaven xD.


    So in the end, i5 is the best choice, yes :)
  6. kariotommy said:
    SchuIIe said:
    I see a few problems there. Whats the use of this build? Hopefully not gaming. If its for gaming let me suggest you some things:
    1. the i5 is better than the fx (except for multicore applications)
    2. there is no need for the z87 mainboard. You can't overclock your cpu. A h97 mb would be better. Also you have to be sure the i5 will run on this mb cause normally you need (x)97 chipset.
    3. the gpu sucks. 1gb vram is way to less. At least go with the gtx750ti for playing on med-high settings.
    4. the psu is oversized if you stick with the 750ti. If you plan to upgrade in the future, fine. If not, a 300w psu is enough.
    5. if its in your budget, get 8gb ram. 2x4gb)

    Hope I could help a little


    I'm not a hardcore gamer and if you read what I wrote there, I'm talking about the processor mainly, plus I added that I will be able to buy 4GB ram only for now (instead of buying 1 stick of 4gb, I chose 2x2gb), so I'll add later.

    @SpookyApple I may use it for everything xD, I'm not a advanced designer neither a hardcore gamer, just a pc where I can play many games online without trouble and such stuff.

    the Z87-G41 supports the CPU (checked on MSI official site) and if you read (AGAIN) the cpu and board comes together as a combo, saving about 70 bucks supposedly.

    So in the end, i5 is the best choice right?


    Note: Compared to the Pentium duall core E5300 i had before, this pc build I'm doing now is beyond heaven xD.


    If your mainly playing games, the i5 would be perfect for you, even if your not a hardcore gamer you could still play every game with no trouble, plus what graphics card are you getting?
  7. SpookyApple said:
    kariotommy said:
    SchuIIe said:
    I see a few problems there. Whats the use of this build? Hopefully not gaming. If its for gaming let me suggest you some things:
    1. the i5 is better than the fx (except for multicore applications)
    2. there is no need for the z87 mainboard. You can't overclock your cpu. A h97 mb would be better. Also you have to be sure the i5 will run on this mb cause normally you need (x)97 chipset.
    3. the gpu sucks. 1gb vram is way to less. At least go with the gtx750ti for playing on med-high settings.
    4. the psu is oversized if you stick with the 750ti. If you plan to upgrade in the future, fine. If not, a 300w psu is enough.
    5. if its in your budget, get 8gb ram. 2x4gb)

    Hope I could help a little


    I'm not a hardcore gamer and if you read what I wrote there, I'm talking about the processor mainly, plus I added that I will be able to buy 4GB ram only for now (instead of buying 1 stick of 4gb, I chose 2x2gb), so I'll add later.

    @SpookyApple I may use it for everything xD, I'm not a advanced designer neither a hardcore gamer, just a pc where I can play many games online without trouble and such stuff.

    the Z87-G41 supports the CPU (checked on MSI official site) and if you read (AGAIN) the cpu and board comes together as a combo, saving about 70 bucks supposedly.

    So in the end, i5 is the best choice right?


    Note: Compared to the Pentium duall core E5300 i had before, this pc build I'm doing now is beyond heaven xD.


    If your mainly playing games, the i5 would be perfect for you, even if your not a hardcore gamer you could still play every game with no trouble, plus what graphics card are you getting?


    I was going to get a R7 260 for 86.39$ but many people told me to get GTX 750 Ti better, the thing is that I don't have those 30-40$ more for the Ti, but I found a GTX 750 FTW with ACX cooler 1GB for 109.99$... so I'm going with that.
  8. kariotommy said:
    SpookyApple said:
    kariotommy said:
    SchuIIe said:
    I see a few problems there. Whats the use of this build? Hopefully not gaming. If its for gaming let me suggest you some things:
    1. the i5 is better than the fx (except for multicore applications)
    2. there is no need for the z87 mainboard. You can't overclock your cpu. A h97 mb would be better. Also you have to be sure the i5 will run on this mb cause normally you need (x)97 chipset.
    3. the gpu sucks. 1gb vram is way to less. At least go with the gtx750ti for playing on med-high settings.
    4. the psu is oversized if you stick with the 750ti. If you plan to upgrade in the future, fine. If not, a 300w psu is enough.
    5. if its in your budget, get 8gb ram. 2x4gb)

    Hope I could help a little


    I'm not a hardcore gamer and if you read what I wrote there, I'm talking about the processor mainly, plus I added that I will be able to buy 4GB ram only for now (instead of buying 1 stick of 4gb, I chose 2x2gb), so I'll add later.

    @SpookyApple I may use it for everything xD, I'm not a advanced designer neither a hardcore gamer, just a pc where I can play many games online without trouble and such stuff.

    the Z87-G41 supports the CPU (checked on MSI official site) and if you read (AGAIN) the cpu and board comes together as a combo, saving about 70 bucks supposedly.

    So in the end, i5 is the best choice right?


    Note: Compared to the Pentium duall core E5300 i had before, this pc build I'm doing now is beyond heaven xD.


    If your mainly playing games, the i5 would be perfect for you, even if your not a hardcore gamer you could still play every game with no trouble, plus what graphics card are you getting?


    I was going to get a R7 260 for 86.39$ but many people told me to get GTX 750 Ti better, the thing is that I don't have those 30-40$ more for the Ti, but I found a GTX 750 FTW with ACX cooler 1GB for 109.99$... so I'm going with that.


    thats a good pc, i have an i3 4350 and a 750ti and can run bf4 ultra
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