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3570k and single gpu or 5800k and crossfire

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November 5, 2012 10:59:58 AM

so i have finally decided all the things i want except the cpu.....should i get a 3570k or amd a10 5800k???
90% gaming 10% wath a movie or something..i'm a student.....oh my gpu will be a 2gb 7870....1920x1080.....regular or high mod4 all of them and black ops2 dishonored borderlands2.....i like singleplayer but i love multi on cod4 (all)...really need help...many thanks in advance

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November 5, 2012 11:02:26 AM

It's a pointless comparison the answer is obviously the i5. You are comparing a budget APU to a high end CPU. It's like saying "Here choose between this old donkey or this arabian stallion"

So get the i5 if you can afford it.
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November 5, 2012 11:05:39 AM

Neither, if you are on a budget, get an FX 6300 with a 970 chipset mobo 8GB 1866 RAM for the price of JUST the i5 and throw in a 7850/70 or better, depending on your budget.

If you already have that 7870, all's fine.
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November 5, 2012 11:07:04 AM

^ He's right. Plus APU crossfired with discrete gpu doesn't work that well and you'll be getting image stutter.
November 5, 2012 11:16:19 AM

how about


mobo ASUS M5A78L-M

8GB 1866 RAM


what do you think????
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November 5, 2012 11:37:25 AM

Fx 6300 will have trouble playing bf3 even i5 at stock clocks have a little trouble playing bf3 with high end gpus. I even benefit from an overclock. It helps my minimum fps most.
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November 6, 2012 1:41:22 AM

Get a 970 chipset mobo, like I said, not that Asus one with a crappy chipset ...

Something like an ASRock 970 Extreme3.

Of course the i5 is better, it's twice as expansive ... but it's just 10-20% at the very most and only in games. Overclock the 6300 to 4-4.5 Ghz and you're fine.