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July 3, 2012 7:14:24 PM

Hey guys I'm looking to update an existing build for my PC and wanted to know how the AMD FX 8150 stacked up against new core i5 3570K. Ill be buying a new MB cpu and ram and theses two CPU's were around the same price point.

My choice would be,

Mother board: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: AMD Fx 8150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB DDR3 at 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

total cost for all of that $426.97
I'm on a budget and the parts can't be more than $450-500 total.

Any suggestions?
July 3, 2012 7:30:55 PM

Consider looking into this article for the best bang for your buck.
Tom's Guide to best Gaming CPU's for your money June ed.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

Your CPU choice strongly depends on what you intend to use it for. Also your budget will be enough for a mobo/cpu/ram upgrade.
July 3, 2012 7:56:42 PM

Get this instead:

GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB DDR3 at 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231314

Total: $467
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Here some benchs and charts

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=434
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...
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July 3, 2012 8:08:20 PM

The only thing with the Core i5-3570K is it seems to have heat problems. Any suggestions on after market coolers I should look into?
July 3, 2012 8:12:25 PM

Axtrua said:
The only thing with the Core i5-3570K is it seems to have heat problems. Any suggestions on after market coolers I should look into?

Only when you overclock it too high like 4.5Ghz
July 3, 2012 8:13:14 PM

Heat problems happen only if you increase the voltage to overclock (it doesn't occur for mild overclocking around to 4.2 or 4.3 mHz). As for aftermarket coolers, the Hyper 212 +/Evo is a great bang for you buck. The Noctua D14 is also popular, but also more expensive.
July 3, 2012 8:15:55 PM

+1^
July 3, 2012 8:18:47 PM

moornix said:
Heat problems happen only if you increase the voltage to overclock (it doesn't occur for mild overclocking around to 4.2 or 4.3 mHz). As for aftermarket coolers, the Hyper 212 +/Evo is a great bang for you buck. The Noctua D14 is also popular, but also more expensive.



after some research this looks like a good option too
XIGMATEK Dark Knight II SD1283
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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RAM:G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $48.99

MOBO:ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $189.99

CPU:Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $229.99
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July 3, 2012 8:31:48 PM

Axtrua said:
The only thing with the Core i5-3570K is it seems to have heat problems. Any suggestions on after market coolers I should look into?







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PHANTEKS PH-TC14PE_BL 5 x?8mm Dual Heat-Pipes Dual 140mm Premium Fans and Quiet CPU Cooler with Patented P.A.T.S Coating
by Phanteks
http://www.amazon.com/PHANTEKS-PH-TC14PE_BL-Heat-Pipes-...

CPU Cooler:COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler:COOLER MASTER V6 GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1 120mm DynaLoop CPU Cooler w/ Universal bracket & Dual Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


NZXT HAVIK CPU Cooler with Dual 140MM Fans - Silver/Black
https://www.google.com/url?url=http://www.amazon.com/NZ...


CPU Cooler:Noctua NH-U12P SE2 CPU Heat Sink With 2 Noctua Fans
http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-NH-U12P-Heat-Sink-With/dp/...

CPU Cooler:Thermaltake Frio Overclocking-Ready Intel Core i7 (six-core ready) & i5 Compatible Five 8mm Heatpipes Dual 120mm Fans Intel & AMD Universal CPU Cooler CLP0564
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: EVGA M020-00-000234 Superclock CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 3, 2012 8:32:46 PM

So at this point i think ill be going with bigcyco1's build except with a different motherboard. The G.Skill Sniper ram goes better with a GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H. Many thanks to jcec92 for the MB suggestion!
July 3, 2012 8:33:44 PM

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July 3, 2012 8:45:16 PM

Good choices
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