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October 28, 2012 9:35:04 PM

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So right now here are my specs:
Fx-4100 not overclocked
Gigabyte 970-D3 Motherboard
Gtx 660ti EVGA 2GB superclocked
700 Watt PSU
16Gb Kingston HyperX
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So, basically I just upgraded my GPU to the 660 ti from a radeon 6870 and I also want to upgrade the cpu. The problem is the Gigabyte 970-D3 Motherboard does not support the i5 2500k and thats a problem. So right now I can't decide if I should save some money and hassle and get a amd cpu like the Phenom 965 or the Fx-8120. The problem is, I know intel has better processors right now and I don't know how future proof it would be to get a new amd cpu and how much more performance I could get out of the intel side. I use my pc for gaming on games such as battlefield 3. Is the performance from the Phenom X4 to the i5 2500k that much better and is it worth it in the long run to invest in an intel setup? Also if anybody suggests I go for the new 8350 or a 8150 tell me.
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AMD OPTION #1
Phenom X4 965
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Total: 99.99
AMD OPTION #2
FX-8120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Total: 159.99
INTEL OPTION #3
Intel Motherboard Z-68
http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-Z68-PRO3-GEN3-Intel/dp/B00...
I5 2500k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Total: 349.99
Which one do you think would be the best option here?
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October 28, 2012 10:02:25 PM

There is new AMD cpu the 8350 it sell for around 220$ it performs around or 2500k. The problem is that the availability is low at the moment. If you go intel and want to upgrade later on you are can mostly put a 2700k, for newer you have to change the motherboard. It is possible if you stick with amd that the next cpu will be supported by your motherboard after a Bios update. It all depend on what you are going to use it intel- best in single-treaded performance and games, amd- best in multi-treaded and good in games. There is a 8350 review here http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/fx-8350-vishera-review,re...
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October 28, 2012 10:05:48 PM

Mysteoa said:
There is new AMD cpu the 8350 it sell for around 220$ it performs around or 2500k. The problem is that the availability is low at the moment. If you go intel and want to upgrade later on you are can mostly put a 2700k, for newer you have to change the motherboard. It is possible if you stick with amd that the next cpu will be supported by your motherboard after a Bios update. It all depend on what you are going to use it intel- best in single-treaded performance and games, amd- best in multi-treaded and good in games. There is a 8350 review here http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/fx-8350-vishera-review,re...

I saw the 8350 and I noticed the hype about it. I have a question though. Is it compatible with my AM3+ 970-D3 with bios update for sure? And is it worth the price for this new flagship from amd compared to earlier models?
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October 28, 2012 10:20:27 PM

Thanks for your help I think I will go with the 8 core 8350.
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October 28, 2012 10:30:37 PM

Best answer selected by eprocks6054.
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