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AMD FX-4100 or Intel Core i5-3450? -- New Gaming PC

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June 16, 2012 6:51:56 PM

I can't figure out which CPU would be better in performance.
I reviewed the other parts of the PC myself, I just can't figure out which one would perform better.
Thankyou.
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June 16, 2012 6:58:21 PM

The i5. If it were purely for gaming, a 4170 (not necessarily a 4100) would be sufficient, but in general use, the 3450 is the better choice.
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June 16, 2012 7:10:40 PM

Ditto to what DJ said, but really though it seems unreasonable to compare a 110 dollar CPU to a 200 dollar CPU doesn't it? Of course the $200 one is better, as well it should be.
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June 17, 2012 7:46:20 AM

the i5 is no doubt better, this shouldn't even be a question, unless you want to save money.
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January 8, 2013 2:39:31 PM

i have a intel i5 2400 atm, what would you suggest to go with for an upgrade
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January 8, 2013 4:55:19 PM

dallancf said:
i have a intel i5 2400 atm, what would you suggest to go with for an upgrade

That will depend on how much you want to spend and replace. The lowest cost to performance upgrade would be a processor upgrade to an unlocked i5. Either the i5-2500K or the IB i5-3570k (with a BIOS update before swapping CPUs). Your i5-2400 isn't far behind the i5-2500K at stock, but the unlocked multiplier of the i5-2500k makes it easy to O/C it to higher performance.

Then you could consider selling the i5-2400 to lessen the $ impact.
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January 8, 2013 5:55:59 PM

dallancf said:
i have a intel i5 2400 atm, what would you suggest to go with for an upgrade



Wait for Haswell and replace MB+CPU.
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