What CPU is better for the money?

1-Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

2-Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

3-AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8120FRGUBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103961

I will be using them to play BF3, Cod, recording and editing.I will not be overclocking.
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  1. If you overclock to the max I5 2500K but at stock and mild overclock the I5 3570K! Both better than the FX.
  2. Hi :)

    AMD 1100T...

    All the best Brett :)
  3. Brett928S2 said:
    Hi :)

    AMD 1100T...

    All the best Brett :)

    NOPE!
  4. Might as well grab an i7-2600 or 3770! :sad:
  5. amuffin said:
    NOPE!



    Hi :)

    I saw them on sale yesterday at £125 for the BE.... thats huge value... for a genuine 6 core thats overclockable...

    All the best Brett :)
  6. That's in the UK, not USA :)
  7. For gaming, I'd get the i5-3570 if not overclocking much, 2500k if ya wanna overclock above 4.4 - 4.5 GHz.

    For your other uses, HT gonna come in handy, again i7-3770 if not overclocking much, 2700k if above 4.5 - 4.5 GHz

    2600k really has lost its niche with the 2700k being so close in price.

    Might wanna read

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106.html
  8. The 2500K and 3570K are comparable, so far as value goes. The 3570K is a bit stronger, clock for clock, but it is also a bit more expensive.

    The FX-8120 is ok for editing, where lots of cores are good. But it is a real disappointment for gaming, where stronger cores are more important.

    You may not plan to OC a "K", but do keep that option open. It is very easy to improve your performance by 20%.
  9. Is this a good CPU?
    AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6100WMGUSBX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103962
  10. Worse than the FX8120!
  11. 1100t has 2 idle cores when gaming (if in fact the game even uses 4)so props to AMD for making a six core...

    I'd just get the 2500k it's a proven processor that can stand its ground against IVY bridge and is a great overclocking CPU.
  12. what is the best AMD processor?
  13. Maxwh2o said:
    what is the best AMD processor?


    For gaming, the best amd cpu is probably a phenom X4 975 BE chip @$150. It is similar in performance to the cheaper i3-2120:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gaming-cpu-core-i3-2100-phenom-ii-x6-1075t,2859-8.html
    It turns out that bulldozer was a disappointment for gamers.
    On tom's latest article, on the best gaming cpu's for the money, there are NO winners at any price point for AMD.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106.html

    If you have multi threaded apps that can use 8 cores, and that is your main interest, then bulldozer is more competitive.
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