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July 16, 2012 12:37:40 PM

I needed help with the Memory RAM , GPU, and now I need help with the CPU!
Which one is better from:Intel Core i5 3450 Ivy Bridge
AMD Phenom II X4 980
AMD FX X8 8120 Bulldozer
If there is an other option, and a better one, please say it!

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July 16, 2012 12:59:55 PM

The 3450 is the best out of the three for gaming. However, the 3570K is even better and can be overclocked.
July 16, 2012 1:05:14 PM

And if I combine the 3450 with the Radeon 7850, because they both have PCI-E 3.0, it should increase the memory bandwith, right?
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July 16, 2012 1:06:22 PM

i5-2500k & i5-3570k are best for gaming and you get the benefit of being able to overclock.
July 16, 2012 1:08:59 PM

I'm not a fan of Overclocking, all I need is power, which I think I can get from the 3450...And isn't the i5-2500k stock worse than the i5 3450 stock?
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July 16, 2012 1:36:25 PM

CommanderShepard said:
I'm not a fan of Overclocking, all I need is power, which I think I can get from the 3450...And isn't the i5-2500k stock worse than the i5 3450 stock?

They are almost even but the 3450 costs you ~$30 less and uses ~18W less power.

If you want the best price-performance non-overclocked i5 you can get then I would recommend spending the extra ~$15 to get the i5-3570 (non-K), 10% more performance for 7.5% more cost.
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July 18, 2012 7:19:26 AM

CommanderShepard said:
I'm not a fan of Overclocking, all I need is power, which I think I can get from the 3450...And isn't the i5-2500k stock worse than the i5 3450 stock?
no i5-2500K is better than i5 3450 but i agree If you want the best price-performance non-overclocked i5 you can get then I would also recommend spending the extra $15.00 to get the i5-3570 (non-K)
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July 18, 2012 7:23:49 AM

The 3450 is great if you're not interested in overclocking.
July 18, 2012 7:30:34 AM

In my country, the 3450 is cheaper...and not just with a few bucks...However, I'll get the 3450...I don't have money for a better CPU, but thanks for all the answers. Maybe I'll get the 3570 if it gets cheaper, but I think the 3450 should be enough. Thanks again for all the answers. This thread can now be closed. (I don't know how to choose the best answer, so...)
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July 18, 2012 7:34:52 AM

The i5-3450 will serve you well no worries! If you didn't choose the question as a discussion or poll, there should be a button on the bottom right hand corner that says "select as best answer".
July 18, 2012 7:47:53 AM

I guess I chose the question as a discussion, because I don't have a button in the bottom right.
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July 18, 2012 7:50:08 AM

CommanderShepard said:
I guess I chose the question as a discussion, because I don't have a button in the bottom right.
No problem i hope you enjoy your build ;) 
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