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[Video Editing AE/PS/PPro CS6] FX8320 vs i7 3770k

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November 25, 2012 8:34:17 PM

I'm making an editing build and have figured out pretty much everything but the CPU. I found the i7 3770k on sale at microcenter for only $220. I was originally debating a fx 8320 8 core and a i5 3570k/2500k, but now that the 3770k is the same price, I assume it will be much better. The benchmarks I've seen show that the 8320 strives to beat the i7 3770k in multi threaded and comes close to it, so it will be as good if not better I assume, and in single threaded stuff it will also be better. My budget is ~$700 but I'd like to get best bang for buck, I'd much rather have something for $550 that will work best for the value. So should I jump on this deal on the 3770k?
Here's a list of the parts im thinking of. I'm not sure about the power supply also, will 500w be big enough?

"PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pqq4
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pqq4/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pqq4/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($161.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($104.90 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($217.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS424-98 DVD/CD Writer ($24.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $668.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-25 17:32 EST-0500)"

The motherboard in this build comes with free 8gb ram, so thats why there is no ram listed.

If I replaced the cpu with the 3770k would that be much better for video rendering/encoding and 3d work in blender 3d (just a bit of this, mostly premiere pro and after effects and photoshop)? What motherboard should I get for the 3770k?
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November 25, 2012 9:23:18 PM

If the 3770k were full retail, I would say go for the 8320 on a budget.

However, at $220 the 3770k is a better value if you can swing the extra money.

Unless you plan on overclocking, you don't have to spend an arm and a leg for a decent motherboard for the Intel chip either.

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

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

You may also want to consider an AMD video card or last-gen nvida card if you need "compute". The 6 series nvida cards seem to have fallen off in that department in favor of gaming performance.



November 26, 2012 12:49:54 AM

Z1NONLY said:
If the 3770k were full retail, I would say go for the 8320 on a budget.

However, at $220 the 3770k is a better value if you can swing the extra money.

Unless you plan on overclocking, you don't have to spend an arm and a leg for a decent motherboard for the Intel chip either.

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

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

You may also want to consider an AMD video card or last-gen nvida card if you need "compute". The 6 series nvida cards seem to have fallen off in that department in favor of gaming performance.

Really? The 600 series are worse for 'computing'? I was thinking of getting a gtx 660 for $210 an then getting a free copy of AC3 with it, which I would have spent $50 on. So thats only like $160, the price of a gtx 560. And the 660 is better in every aspect according to reviews and benchmarks ive seen, right?
a c 78 à CPUs
November 26, 2012 1:21:36 AM

qzyxya said:
Really? The 600 series are worse for 'computing'? I was thinking of getting a gtx 660 for $210 an then getting a free copy of AC3 with it, which I would have spent $50 on. So thats only like $160, the price of a gtx 560. And the 660 is better in every aspect according to reviews and benchmarks ive seen, right?

For that money, the compute performance is still pretty good.

But if you pay full price then it would compare like this: (Only one benchmark with the word "compute" in it on the list)

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/660?vs=548

I just noticed that the 660 does score a little better than the 560 on the few "compute" benchmarks I could find. It just doesn't do so with anywhere near the margin it has with games.
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