Which one is better?

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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  1. The 3450 is the best out of the three for gaming. However, the 3570K is even better and can be overclocked.
  2. 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?
  3. i5-2500k & i5-3570k are best for gaming and you get the benefit of being able to overclock.
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. 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)
  7. The 3450 is great if you're not interested in overclocking.
  8. 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...)
  9. 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".
  10. I guess I chose the question as a discussion, because I don't have a button in the bottom right.
  11. 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 ;)
  12. OH, I will, thank you!
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