Amd fx 8120 or intel i5 3450

what should i buy???? amd fx 8120 or intel i5 3450 for hardcore gaming??? my gpu is saphire 1 gb 7770..please help me to take my decision :(
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  1. for a radeon hd 7770, either cpu would be fine... though intel would be the more powerful gaming cpu. on the other hand, if you have an amd motherboard with athlon cpu (or lower) that supports fx cpus, then fx 8120.
    i vote for core i5 3450.
  2. Intel is better, what parts do you have already and how much are you looking to spend?
  3. Definitly the I5. It is faster and all around more powerful than the Bulldozer. Not to mention that at a certain point Bullcrapper can start to bottleneck the GPU.
  4. I was faced with a similar dilema, and choose to go the intel route. Best decision ever (actually that was proposing to my wife, but still).
    The i5 is a beast for gaming. If you can afford, I recommend getting either i5 2500K or i5 3570K as the unlocked multipliers make it ridiculously to overclock to 4GHz and above on a $20 air cooler (Hyper 212 Plus).
  5. stant1rm said:
    I was faced with a similar dilema, and choose to go the intel route. Best decision ever (actually that was proposing to my wife, but still).
    The i5 is a beast for gaming. If you can afford, I recommend getting either i5 2500K or i5 3570K as the unlocked multipliers make it ridiculously to overclock to 4GHz and above on a $20 air cooler (Hyper 212 Plus).



    We'll see if proposing is still the "best" decision in 10 years XD

    jking, hope you don't have as stressful a marriage like 100% of them
  6. Hehe, stress is fun, right? JK, my lady is good to me.
  7. stant1rm said:
    Hehe, stress is fun, right? JK, my lady is good to me.


    Yeah shes good to me too, makes a cracking breakfast!
    ;)
  8. Watch it lol :non:
  9. Overall the Intel is better but the 8120 may be worth it if you can hook up one of those FX + Mobo combo's, save yourself a hell of a lot of cash in the process.

    HD 7770 any particular reason for that?
  10. FX-8120 says it is 8 core. In reality it is 4 module and there are only 8 integer cores. Look at

    http://compare-processors.com/amd-fx-8120-vs-intel-core-i5-3450/5564/
  11. It's like packing sardines into a tin can.
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