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Phenom ii x4 965 at 3.8 ghz vs i5 3450

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October 3, 2012 8:23:27 PM

Which one will perform better in gaming? Specifically recording games. I realize the i5 is probably better. If it is, how much of an fps increase would I see with the 3450 vs 965 OC?
If its only going to be 5 fpsor so, I might as well stick with with the far cheaper option. But if its gonna be 15 fps or more of an increase, I will probably get the i5.

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October 3, 2012 9:14:24 PM

That entirely depnds on the Graphics card and games played

EG

3450 + 550 ti would do worse than Phenom with a GTX670 in most titles

both with a 670 the i5 wins the amount it wins by varies by game
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October 3, 2012 9:27:16 PM

like wr6133 said it would depend on the graphic card.
but i would recommend an i5 over phenom ii x4 just beacuse it's faster, but if your on a budget get an phenom ii x4 because its ALOT cheaper, it's a good processor and you will be able to play games and multitask with ease if you had a decent graphic card.

i would pick i5 just because its faster and more future proof, try and stretch to a i5 2500 or 2500k.

good luck.
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October 3, 2012 9:56:52 PM

wr6133 said:
That entirely depnds on the Graphics card and games played

EG

3450 + 550 ti would do worse than Phenom with a GTX670 in most titles

both with a 670 the i5 wins the amount it wins by varies by game


For now, just a measly 7770. I'll be using it has a placeholder for some light/medium amounts of gaming until next year when I'll switch it out for a 7950, maybe 7970.

Also, I am definitely on a budget and the more money I can save the better. I would like to stay below 700 and the i5 with 7770 puts me right at 700.
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October 3, 2012 10:03:31 PM

TheScarecrow97 said:
For now, just a measly 7770. I'll be using it has a placeholder for some light/medium amounts of gaming until next year when I'll switch it out for a 7950, maybe 7970.

Also, I am definitely on a budget and the more money I can save the better. I would like to stay below 700 and the i5 with 7770 puts me right at 700.


Right Now on Newegg an HIS 7770 runs 130 with a 15 dollar MiR. Figure 230 for an I5 3570k, 160 for a motherboard, and 60 for 8gb of decent RAM, that only adds up to 580 or so. I personally am using an am2+ Phenom 940 oc'ed lightly at 3.4ghz and it runs just fine for anything I throw at it. However I plan on upgrading to the I5 next spring. Spend a little more money now, and future proof your cpu as opposed to saving money on what is essentially dead architecture.
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October 3, 2012 10:06:34 PM

700 dollors or 700 pounds?

umm get an i5 then. or you could get the phenom ii x4 and get an ssd.
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October 3, 2012 11:06:36 PM

Swordkd said:
Right Now on Newegg an HIS 7770 runs 130 with a 15 dollar MiR. Figure 230 for an I5 3570k, 160 for a motherboard, and 60 for 8gb of decent RAM, that only adds up to 580 or so. I personally am using an am2+ Phenom 940 oc'ed lightly at 3.4ghz and it runs just fine for anything I throw at it. However I plan on upgrading to the I5 next spring. Spend a little more money now, and future proof your cpu as opposed to saving money on what is essentially dead architecture.


I should have clarified. This is my first build so I need a case and an OS and I don't want to pirate. Sorry, I should have mentioned that.
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October 3, 2012 11:17:50 PM

samuelohagan said:
an i3 and a 7850 is nice and cheap

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Only reason I don't want an i3 is that I'm looking to record games with fraps. I don't think an i3 would handle that very well, so I'm looking at true quad cores. The i5 is seeming very likely at this point.
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