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New gaming rig AMD 8350 or the Intel I5 (which one)

My question up above in a nutshell. My last build is outdated as hell and it was AMD, (4000 series hehe) I plan on getting a GTX 970 EVGA and I'm hoping to max out most games. (Farcry 4, GTAV, maybe crysis ect.) And I was planning on an original build with a 8350 for my budget. However I was looking around forums and I keep hearing the I5s are better due to single threads. Which I5 is best for the budget? I don't want to break $200 :( also im looking at mobos for the I5s and they don't look cheaper than the AM3+s.. I'm not educated in Intel products at all I'm used to specs of AMD so I need halp

(Edit) I'm lost when looking for mobos for Intel. Please give good budget recommendations for CPU+mobos :)
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  1. I5 4460 and a cheap h97 board. Would be a good choice
  2. Supahos said:
    I5 4460 and a cheap h97 board. Would be a good choice


    4400s compared to the 4500s? And which would be a good reliable 97 board under 100?
  3. Seeing as how you are getting a gtx 970, i would highly recommend not even thinking about amd at all.

    Grab a i5-4460 or better for gaming.

    P.S. i use to own the fx 8350, it held my gtx 970 back
  4. Th3-Hunter333 said:
    Seeing as how you are getting a gtx 970, i would highly recommend not even thinking about amd at all.

    Grab a i5-4460 or better for gaming.

    P.S. i use to own the fx 8350, it held my gtx 970 back


    Really?.. How badly did it hold your gpu back? Because I keep looking at benchmarks and it doesn't seem to make any effect other than maybe 1-5 fps differences in alot of games
  5. Oneyejoe said:
    My question up above in a nutshell. My last build is outdated as hell and it was AMD, (4000 series hehe) I plan on getting a GTX 970 EVGA and I'm hoping to max out most games. (Farcry 4, GTAV, maybe crysis ect.) And I was planning on an original build with a 8350 for my budget. However I was looking around forums and I keep hearing the I5s are better due to single threads. Which I5 is best for the budget? I don't want to break $200 :( also im looking at mobos for the I5s and they don't look cheaper than the AM3+s.. I'm not educated in Intel products at all I'm used to specs of AMD so I need halp

    (Edit) I'm lost when looking for mobos for Intel. Please give good budget recommendations for CPU+mobos :)


    I would advise staying away from AMD's AM3+ platform, since it's nearing it's end of life. A couple things:
    Do you plan to overclock?
    Are you looking for bells and whistles on a budget board?
    Any special requirements?
  6. It just depends on the game... In CPU intensive games it can be a pretty big bottle neck still today probably 75% of games are gpu bound in those there will be little to nondifference
  7. SpeedEnforcedByAircraft said:
    Oneyejoe said:
    My question up above in a nutshell. My last build is outdated as hell and it was AMD, (4000 series hehe) I plan on getting a GTX 970 EVGA and I'm hoping to max out most games. (Farcry 4, GTAV, maybe crysis ect.) And I was planning on an original build with a 8350 for my budget. However I was looking around forums and I keep hearing the I5s are better due to single threads. Which I5 is best for the budget? I don't want to break $200 :( also im looking at mobos for the I5s and they don't look cheaper than the AM3+s.. I'm not educated in Intel products at all I'm used to specs of AMD so I need halp

    (Edit) I'm lost when looking for mobos for Intel. Please give good budget recommendations for CPU+mobos :)


    I would advise staying away from AMD's AM3+ platform, since it's nearing it's end of life. A couple things:
    Do you plan to overclock?
    Are you looking for bells and whistles on a budget board?
    Any special requirements?


    Well not any special requirements I can think of, idk Intel's products too well but I know how the rating scale goes with AMDs processors. I mean I'll be happy as long as it can perform better than the AMD 8350. I was planning on using a tutorial to overclock it but if the Intel will really smack down the AMD with gaming in general and not bottleneck my gpu.. For a good price of that I'd be happy, I have 8 GB of RAM (crosshair vengence) and I plan on getting a 750 watt PSU bronze+ I'm just aiming to put most if not all my games on max settings (or very high) with smooothh silky gameplay
  8. Best answer
    Oneyejoe said:
    SpeedEnforcedByAircraft said:
    Oneyejoe said:
    My question up above in a nutshell. My last build is outdated as hell and it was AMD, (4000 series hehe) I plan on getting a GTX 970 EVGA and I'm hoping to max out most games. (Farcry 4, GTAV, maybe crysis ect.) And I was planning on an original build with a 8350 for my budget. However I was looking around forums and I keep hearing the I5s are better due to single threads. Which I5 is best for the budget? I don't want to break $200 :( also im looking at mobos for the I5s and they don't look cheaper than the AM3+s.. I'm not educated in Intel products at all I'm used to specs of AMD so I need halp

    (Edit) I'm lost when looking for mobos for Intel. Please give good budget recommendations for CPU+mobos :)


    I would advise staying away from AMD's AM3+ platform, since it's nearing it's end of life. A couple things:
    Do you plan to overclock?
    Are you looking for bells and whistles on a budget board?
    Any special requirements?


    Well not any special requirements I can think of, idk Intel's products too well but I know how the rating scale goes with AMDs processors. I mean I'll be happy as long as it can perform better than the AMD 8350. I was planning on using a tutorial to overclock it but if the Intel will really smack down the AMD with gaming in general and not bottleneck my gpu.. For a good price of that I'd be happy, I have 8 GB of RAM (crosshair vengence) and I plan on getting a 750 watt PSU bronze+ I'm just aiming to put most if not all my games on max settings (or very high) with smooothh silky gameplay

    An i5 4690K would do that justice, with a little extra overclocking headroom. If you don't want to overclock, the i5-4690 will be fine. As long as it's the Devil's Canyon refresh (indicated by i5-469X, or i7-479X), keep in mind it will have extra cooling performance. The reason why Intel delivers a smackdown on the FX series is that while they have more cores, those individual cores don't work as fast as Intel's quad cores. Now, this wouldn't be such an issue if most titles could take advantages of 8 cores, but almost all cap themselves at 4, meaning you only get the effective performance of a quad core on the FX series. Otherwise, we'd see more of the i7-5960X completely destroying benchmarks in Quad SLI.
  9. Supahos said:
    It just depends on the game... In CPU intensive games it can be a pretty big bottle neck still today probably 75% of games are gpu bound in those there will be little to nondifference


    Pretty much exactly what he said, but in my case the difference was pretty huge in alot of games i play (arma series was a big leap for me)

    A barely playable 30 to 40 frames on amd just wasnt cutting it for me on my old fx 8350, swapped to intel and low and behold 65 to 120 fps welcomes me (locked at 120)
  10. SpeedEnforcedByAircraft said:
    Oneyejoe said:
    SpeedEnforcedByAircraft said:
    Oneyejoe said:
    My question up above in a nutshell. My last build is outdated as hell and it was AMD, (4000 series hehe) I plan on getting a GTX 970 EVGA and I'm hoping to max out most games. (Farcry 4, GTAV, maybe crysis ect.) And I was planning on an original build with a 8350 for my budget. However I was looking around forums and I keep hearing the I5s are better due to single threads. Which I5 is best for the budget? I don't want to break $200 :( also im looking at mobos for the I5s and they don't look cheaper than the AM3+s.. I'm not educated in Intel products at all I'm used to specs of AMD so I need halp

    (Edit) I'm lost when looking for mobos for Intel. Please give good budget recommendations for CPU+mobos :)


    I would advise staying away from AMD's AM3+ platform, since it's nearing it's end of life. A couple things:
    Do you plan to overclock?
    Are you looking for bells and whistles on a budget board?
    Any special requirements?


    Well not any special requirements I can think of, idk Intel's products too well but I know how the rating scale goes with AMDs processors. I mean I'll be happy as long as it can perform better than the AMD 8350. I was planning on using a tutorial to overclock it but if the Intel will really smack down the AMD with gaming in general and not bottleneck my gpu.. For a good price of that I'd be happy, I have 8 GB of RAM (crosshair vengence) and I plan on getting a 750 watt PSU bronze+ I'm just aiming to put most if not all my games on max settings (or very high) with smooothh silky gameplay

    An i5 4690K would do that justice, with a little extra overclocking headroom. If you don't want to overclock, the i5-4690 will be fine. As long as it's the Devil's Canyon refresh (indicated by i5-469X, or i7-479X), keep in mind it will have extra cooling performance. The reason why Intel delivers a smackdown on the FX series is that while they have more cores, those individual cores don't work as fast as Intel's quad cores. Now, this wouldn't be such an issue if most titles could take advantages of 8 cores, but almost all cap themselves at 4, meaning you only get the effective performance of a quad core on the FX series. Otherwise, we'd see more of the i7-5960X completely destroying benchmarks in Quad SLI.


    Alright awesome thanks, what would be a good/cheap motherboard to get for it to dim down the budget?
  11. Oneyejoe said:
    SpeedEnforcedByAircraft said:
    Oneyejoe said:
    SpeedEnforcedByAircraft said:
    Oneyejoe said:
    My question up above in a nutshell. My last build is outdated as hell and it was AMD, (4000 series hehe) I plan on getting a GTX 970 EVGA and I'm hoping to max out most games. (Farcry 4, GTAV, maybe crysis ect.) And I was planning on an original build with a 8350 for my budget. However I was looking around forums and I keep hearing the I5s are better due to single threads. Which I5 is best for the budget? I don't want to break $200 :( also im looking at mobos for the I5s and they don't look cheaper than the AM3+s.. I'm not educated in Intel products at all I'm used to specs of AMD so I need halp

    (Edit) I'm lost when looking for mobos for Intel. Please give good budget recommendations for CPU+mobos :)


    I would advise staying away from AMD's AM3+ platform, since it's nearing it's end of life. A couple things:
    Do you plan to overclock?
    Are you looking for bells and whistles on a budget board?
    Any special requirements?


    Well not any special requirements I can think of, idk Intel's products too well but I know how the rating scale goes with AMDs processors. I mean I'll be happy as long as it can perform better than the AMD 8350. I was planning on using a tutorial to overclock it but if the Intel will really smack down the AMD with gaming in general and not bottleneck my gpu.. For a good price of that I'd be happy, I have 8 GB of RAM (crosshair vengence) and I plan on getting a 750 watt PSU bronze+ I'm just aiming to put most if not all my games on max settings (or very high) with smooothh silky gameplay

    An i5 4690K would do that justice, with a little extra overclocking headroom. If you don't want to overclock, the i5-4690 will be fine. As long as it's the Devil's Canyon refresh (indicated by i5-469X, or i7-479X), keep in mind it will have extra cooling performance. The reason why Intel delivers a smackdown on the FX series is that while they have more cores, those individual cores don't work as fast as Intel's quad cores. Now, this wouldn't be such an issue if most titles could take advantages of 8 cores, but almost all cap themselves at 4, meaning you only get the effective performance of a quad core on the FX series. Otherwise, we'd see more of the i7-5960X completely destroying benchmarks in Quad SLI.


    Alright awesome thanks, what would be a good/cheap motherboard to get for it to dim down the budget?



    Two more questions:
    Do you plan on overclocking in the future? Overclockable board and the respective i5 are more expensive.
    What do you want the size of your board to be?
  12. SpeedEnforcedByAircraft said:
    Oneyejoe said:
    SpeedEnforcedByAircraft said:
    Oneyejoe said:
    SpeedEnforcedByAircraft said:
    Oneyejoe said:
    My question up above in a nutshell. My last build is outdated as hell and it was AMD, (4000 series hehe) I plan on getting a GTX 970 EVGA and I'm hoping to max out most games. (Farcry 4, GTAV, maybe crysis ect.) And I was planning on an original build with a 8350 for my budget. However I was looking around forums and I keep hearing the I5s are better due to single threads. Which I5 is best for the budget? I don't want to break $200 :( also im looking at mobos for the I5s and they don't look cheaper than the AM3+s.. I'm not educated in Intel products at all I'm used to specs of AMD so I need halp

    (Edit) I'm lost when looking for mobos for Intel. Please give good budget recommendations for CPU+mobos :)


    I would advise staying away from AMD's AM3+ platform, since it's nearing it's end of life. A couple things:
    Do you plan to overclock?
    Are you looking for bells and whistles on a budget board?
    Any special requirements?


    Well not any special requirements I can think of, idk Intel's products too well but I know how the rating scale goes with AMDs processors. I mean I'll be happy as long as it can perform better than the AMD 8350. I was planning on using a tutorial to overclock it but if the Intel will really smack down the AMD with gaming in general and not bottleneck my gpu.. For a good price of that I'd be happy, I have 8 GB of RAM (crosshair vengence) and I plan on getting a 750 watt PSU bronze+ I'm just aiming to put most if not all my games on max settings (or very high) with smooothh silky gameplay

    An i5 4690K would do that justice, with a little extra overclocking headroom. If you don't want to overclock, the i5-4690 will be fine. As long as it's the Devil's Canyon refresh (indicated by i5-469X, or i7-479X), keep in mind it will have extra cooling performance. The reason why Intel delivers a smackdown on the FX series is that while they have more cores, those individual cores don't work as fast as Intel's quad cores. Now, this wouldn't be such an issue if most titles could take advantages of 8 cores, but almost all cap themselves at 4, meaning you only get the effective performance of a quad core on the FX series. Otherwise, we'd see more of the i7-5960X completely destroying benchmarks in Quad SLI.


    Alright awesome thanks, what would be a good/cheap motherboard to get for it to dim down the budget?



    Two more questions:
    Do you plan on overclocking in the future? Overclockable board and the respective i5 are more expensive.
    What do you want the size of your board to be?


    I do not plan on overclocking. I don't care to get my hands into all that. And I want a standard ATX sized board. 8GB of RAM I believe 1600 ? I don't remember it was a long time ago I bought the ram off eBay. Works nicley but ya, also I was looking at getting the I5 6500 instead. It's 195 and I'd be more than happy to get that. The specs seem great as well
  13. Oneyejoe said:
    SpeedEnforcedByAircraft said:
    Oneyejoe said:
    SpeedEnforcedByAircraft said:
    Oneyejoe said:
    SpeedEnforcedByAircraft said:
    Oneyejoe said:
    My question up above in a nutshell. My last build is outdated as hell and it was AMD, (4000 series hehe) I plan on getting a GTX 970 EVGA and I'm hoping to max out most games. (Farcry 4, GTAV, maybe crysis ect.) And I was planning on an original build with a 8350 for my budget. However I was looking around forums and I keep hearing the I5s are better due to single threads. Which I5 is best for the budget? I don't want to break $200 :( also im looking at mobos for the I5s and they don't look cheaper than the AM3+s.. I'm not educated in Intel products at all I'm used to specs of AMD so I need halp

    (Edit) I'm lost when looking for mobos for Intel. Please give good budget recommendations for CPU+mobos :)


    I would advise staying away from AMD's AM3+ platform, since it's nearing it's end of life. A couple things:
    Do you plan to overclock?
    Are you looking for bells and whistles on a budget board?
    Any special requirements?


    Well not any special requirements I can think of, idk Intel's products too well but I know how the rating scale goes with AMDs processors. I mean I'll be happy as long as it can perform better than the AMD 8350. I was planning on using a tutorial to overclock it but if the Intel will really smack down the AMD with gaming in general and not bottleneck my gpu.. For a good price of that I'd be happy, I have 8 GB of RAM (crosshair vengence) and I plan on getting a 750 watt PSU bronze+ I'm just aiming to put most if not all my games on max settings (or very high) with smooothh silky gameplay

    An i5 4690K would do that justice, with a little extra overclocking headroom. If you don't want to overclock, the i5-4690 will be fine. As long as it's the Devil's Canyon refresh (indicated by i5-469X, or i7-479X), keep in mind it will have extra cooling performance. The reason why Intel delivers a smackdown on the FX series is that while they have more cores, those individual cores don't work as fast as Intel's quad cores. Now, this wouldn't be such an issue if most titles could take advantages of 8 cores, but almost all cap themselves at 4, meaning you only get the effective performance of a quad core on the FX series. Otherwise, we'd see more of the i7-5960X completely destroying benchmarks in Quad SLI.


    Alright awesome thanks, what would be a good/cheap motherboard to get for it to dim down the budget?



    Two more questions:
    Do you plan on overclocking in the future? Overclockable board and the respective i5 are more expensive.
    What do you want the size of your board to be?


    I do not plan on overclocking. I don't care to get my hands into all that. And I want a standard ATX sized board. 8GB of RAM I believe 1600 ? I don't remember it was a long time ago I bought the ram off eBay. Works nicley but ya, also I was looking at getting the I5 6500 instead. It's 195 and I'd be more than happy to get that. The specs seem great as well


    so let me inform you. i have 700w psu.mobo b85m-hd3 gigabyte ,cpu i5 4440, gpu gtx 660 , 8gb hyperx series ram on 1600mhz, 500gb hdd black caviar,120gb ssd EVO. I have this setup for 2 years now and im more than happy! Oh about the case,i had a normal case from my old pc and i just added 2 more fans with leds for color! ++ Windows 7 ultimate the most stable type of windows for me!
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