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May 12, 2012 3:02:38 PM

AMD FX-8120 eight-core processor [3.1GHz, 8MB L2/8MB L3 Cache] or 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3770 processor 3.40 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.90 GHz

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May 12, 2012 4:25:35 PM

blind man says:

pick core i7 3770..

and dont ask why...
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May 12, 2012 4:54:31 PM

Hello !

I agree with ^. Go with an Intel i7 LGA1155; you'll then have to choose between Sandy-Bridge (32nm) or Ivy Bridge (22nm).
If you've got a big budget, go with an i7 LGA2011 Sandy-Bridge-E.

Good luck,
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May 12, 2012 6:59:13 PM

what's your budget, there's a big difference between the two in terms of price
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May 12, 2012 7:29:01 PM

It's not even close, a dual core i3 is better than the FX8120 in gaming, except maybe for some MMO's and the few multiplayer games that NEED more than 2 cores.

However the i7 has hyperthreading, which does you no good in 99% of games, so you should be looking at a i5, not a i7.
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May 12, 2012 7:36:56 PM

For gaming, you get much better bang/buck with i5 in either 2xxx or 3xxx flavor than anything else on the market. As stated by others, hyperthreading has little or even negative impact on gaming so definitely not worth it if gaming is your only major use.
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May 12, 2012 7:47:13 PM

I7-3770, however is the I5-3570k available?
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May 12, 2012 7:49:50 PM

Yeah if your planning to overclock, get the i5-3570K if not get the i5-3550.
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May 12, 2012 7:54:25 PM

3570K > 3770K at gaming
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May 12, 2012 8:22:14 PM

amuffin said:
I7-3770, however is the I5-3570k available?

Plenty of people bought theirs shortly after launch so they are definitely out there if you shop around. Whether or not your preferred supplier has them in stock is another story.
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