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FX 8120 build vs i5 2500k

Ok so I need some advice comparing the FX 8120 vs the 2500k in terms of gaming. Not trying to make the next super computer, but I'm thinking the 8120 is enough for good gaming. Also, i figure the difference between the 8120 and the 2500k could be used for a decent heatsink to overclock the 8120 past 4ghz and get even better performance. This is the 8120 build so far and i think it could easily keep up with the 2500k

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103961

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128521

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817190031

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102986

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103057

on a side note, can anyone guestimate how high the 8120 could go with the N520?

Thanks in advance
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  1. As far as I know, even a dual core intel can beat a six core AMD, personally I'd never go with an AMD CPU unless it was a really crappy budget PC. If you're playing games that are mostly GPU intensive then I suppose it'll work, but you'll probably find downsides.

    If you go with intel, get the i5 3570k
  2. You are literally buying a CPU that is worse than an old granny's Pentium in games. Get the i5 and overclock that and you will have one beast of a system.
  3. Would it really be that noticeable in gaming? Wouldnt the 8120 overclock easier to give similar performance?
  4. Stag1928 said:
    Would it really be that noticeable in gaming? Wouldnt the 8120 overclock easier to give similar performance?


    i5 2500k clocks higher than the FX...

    AMD is just bad now in their current state.
  5. Best answer
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    hmmmm are you even serius OP??? look at this benchmarks
    Intel Pentium G850 vs AMD- FX 8150.... the 8150 beats the G850 in almost everything....ALMOST everything EXCEPT the most important part....yep! gaming, look:
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/404?vs=434

    now... the i5 2500k vs the FX 8150: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=434

    BTW...make sure you get a i5 3570k and not the now outdated i5 2500k

    Now outdated 2500K, lol... They have almost identical performance in games, 2500K needs more power but overclocks better.
  6. In terms of your build, the heatsink you picked is kinda bad. The PSU is crap, but everything else seems OK.
  7. Best answer selected by Stag1928.
  8. 3570k has PCI-E 3 which new GPUs now use, also nice integrated GPU if you're waiting a while for the GTX 660 Ti
  9. regardless of what cpu you get that PSU is less than desirable
    SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W $59.99
  10. What PSU is good for right around that price?
  11. The FX 8100 will overclock, then it will give around the same results for the stock i5. You will only be using more power and your PC won't last as long. The i5 overclocked though will be a beast of a machine and will come up against the i7's. In applications too the i5 will beat the FX. Unless you are getting water-cooling and having a super high OC there is just no reason for it.
  12. Quote:
    say what?
    http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph4955/41715.png
    worse best answer ever . . :lol:

    How about you learn to read? Look at the message I quoted, I was comparing it to i5 3570K.
  13. U mean 2500k? lol
  14. Quote:
    oh?
    how many benchmarks would you like showing the 3570K is 15% better in gaming?

    don't act so butt hurt. :lol:

    Many, because I've never heard of th

    Oh you changed it, lol.
  15. Quote:
    oh?
    how many benchmarks would you like showing the 2570K is 15% better in gaming?

    It's still stupid to call it outdated. It's like saying GTX 580 is outdated just because GTX 680 is out.
  16. Anonymous said:
    It's still stupid to call it outdated. It's like saying GTX 580 is outdated just because GTX 680 is out.

    i'll agree though i didn't know if it was exactly necessary to get bent out of shape over it.

    look deleted! ok? :)
  17. Haha, okay, no problem. :)
  18. Quote:
    no, there is a reason why amd "bulldozer" architecture is considered one of the biggest FAILS in computer hardware develpment, AMD SUCKS at making good cpus



    The 1090T/1100T wasn't too bad, but FX is a mediocre excuse for a new product line, and definitely not the 'I7 KILLER', as it was labelled by AMD
  19. I had to add my video to balance the ridiculous Intel bias here..what a load...omg...here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrnP3ArzFoo
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