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FX8320-8350 Oced + Water Cooling vs i5 4690k Oced + Evo 212

Just ast the title say, Which should be better, the i5 and Evo cost around 250$, And with the AMD i can get a good Ocing with some good Water cooling with that 250$

PC mostly games, Streaming to Twitch meanwhile gaming, and a Bit of photoshop


relevant PC components
gtx 970
EVGA Supernova 750W Gold
Corsair vengance 8 GB ram Cas 8
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  1. The i5 would be better hands down.
    Even under water cooling, the FX series has trouble keeping up with i5s, let alone the 4690k
  2. The AMD will do pretty well with streaming and photoshop thanks to its extra threads.

    Its a difficult decision.

    In general, I5 for gaming every single time.
    But once you consider streaming and content creation, an overclocked AMD does become a bit more attractive.

    BUT do not get closed loop water cooling unless you get LARGE liquid coolers or custom loop water.
  3. Oh god, now im confused, 2 experts in the same stuff, 1 say go for intel fuk amd, the other say both are cool :C maybe its better intel? and if i go for AMD, which cooling Heatskink/watercoolinng brand/moel would be better?
  4. I suppose I should clarify. The i5 is far superior in terms of gaming, but AMD does close the gap in programs that can use its 8 threads, such as photoshop.

    Since gaming was listed first, I took that as the top priority.
  5. Weru20 said:
    Oh god, now im confused, 2 experts in the same stuff, 1 say go for intel fuk amd, the other say both are cool :C maybe its better intel? and if i go for AMD, which cooling Heatskink/watercoolinng brand/moel would be better?


    What is your total budget for CPU, motherboard and cooler?

    Have you already bought all the components you listed?
    Do you already have the storage and chassis?

    In other words, what is your TOTAL budget for EVERYTHING you need?
  6. You could get a Xeon for around that price. Can't oc it but it would game and really do anything well.
  7. around 1200ish$ take a peek at y amazon Wish list (no i dont need an Internal HDD)

    http://amzn.com/w/2P959AY57S63O

    Yeah primary Gaming,
  8. iron8orn said:
    You could get a Xeon for around that price.


    You have a very good point. :)

    Although they have a lower clock rate than standard I5s and I7s, it would be the best of both worlds.

    8 threads AND I5 / I7 class gaming performance.
  9. I second that, a Xeon could be perfect in this situation.
    Its great for gaming, and can handle the workload of rendering, photoshop, and streaming when needed.
  10. Which Xeon should i get for that price, and they are fine with stock cooler? because the lack of OC (i want to spend around 250$ CPU + cooler if needed)
  11. Best answer
    OK, mostly great choices in hardware. However some notes.

    1. STRONGLY suggest against getting that PSU, its NOT a trusted unit. A relaible 550w is MORE than enough for that system. Even with overclocking. Only get a 750w unit if you plan to SLI in the future, and then get a better unit.

    Here is a tiered list of PSUs, stick to tier1, tier2a and tier2b ONLY.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-supply-unit-tier-list.html

    2. RAM, Get the low profile version, those high heatsinks can interfere with some CPU coolers and really do not help cool the RAM, although it does look cool. :)


    Do you plan on SLI?
    DO you plan to overclock?
  12. Novuake said:
    OK, mostly great choices in hardware. However some notes.

    1. STRONGLY suggest against getting that PSU, its NOT a trusted unit. A relaible 550w is MORE than enough for that system. Even with overclocking. Only get a 750w unit if you plan to SLI in the future, and then get a better unit.

    Here is a tiered list of PSUs, stick to tier1, tier2a and tier2b ONLY.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-supply-unit-tier-list.html

    2. RAM, Get the low profile version, those high heatsinks can interfere with some CPU coolers and really do not help cool the RAM, although it does look cool. :)


    Do you plan on SLI?
    DO you plan to overclock?



    Thanks for the info dude, Yeah next year i will add anoter 970, and yep, i want to OC a bit if i get a Oceable CPU
  13. Happy when my input can help out.

    Intel Xeon E3-1231V3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117316
  14. Novuake said:
    OK, mostly great choices in hardware. However some notes.

    1. STRONGLY suggest against getting that PSU, its NOT a trusted unit. A relaible 550w is MORE than enough for that system. Even with overclocking. Only get a 750w unit if you plan to SLI in the future, and then get a better unit.

    Here is a tiered list of PSUs, stick to tier1, tier2a and tier2b ONLY.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-supply-unit-tier-list.html

    2. RAM, Get the low profile version, those high heatsinks can interfere with some CPU coolers and really do not help cool the RAM, although it does look cool. :)


    Do you plan on SLI?
    DO you plan to overclock?


    iron8orn said:
    Happy when my input can help out.

    Intel Xeon E3-1231V3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117316



    Thanks!, that's the same as the i74770 whitout iGPU? and i should use an aftermarket cooler?
  15. Yeah same deal. The stock cooler should be ok with decent case cooling and Intel cpu's can actually run pretty warm with nothing to worry about.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-1800828/intel-temperature-guide.html
  16. The stock cooler will work just fine. Although it will be a bit louder. Remember no overclocking on that CPU, but still very much worth the buy.
  17. Novuake said:
    The stock cooler will work just fine. Although it will be a bit louder. Remember no overclocking on that CPU, but still very much worth the buy.


    Thanks guys, ne more Question, Which Motherboard will be cool With that Xeon if i will not Overclock it (obviusly) but i want to do SLI
  18. The motherboard you chose will work just fine. There are not really any cheaper with the SLI option.
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