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Fx 6300 or i5 3570k

Hello, i'm upgrading some parts on my computer right now, the parts being the cpu/mobo, gpu, and a heatsink. i will be getting the hyper 212 + and a gigabyte 7870 2GB. For the cpu/mobo combo i don't know what to choose. i have two choices depending on my budget which will be confirmed christmas day, the combos include the amd fx 6300 and the i5 3570k. with the amd i get an extra 8gb of ram for free.
-6300 newegg combo link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1162455
-i5 3570k newegg combo link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1160929

- i am just wondering if these are good choices.... also if i end up getting the fx 6300 will the 8gb of ram be compatible with ram from a different company but with the same specs?

- thank you very much!
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  1. Get the Intel since it is the better CPU.
  2. Definitely the Intel, if your budget allows it.
  3. Best answer
    Depends on what you're doing. For video editing and what not, the FX6300 is great. For gaming and single threaded applications, the i5 dominates. All about needs, I recommend i5 for the most part, however.
  4. payturr said:
    Depends on what you're doing. For video editing and what not, the FX6300 is great. For gaming and single threaded applications, the i5 dominates. All about needs, I recommend i5 for the most part, however.


    hay quick question which would be better for the price a gtx 580 for $195 or a 7870 $220?
  5. Performance GTX580, efficiency the HD7870.
  6. rolli59 said:
    Performance GTX580, efficiency the HD7870.


    what about a 6970 vs 580 vs 7870 ?
  7. 7870 is going to be as fast as a 580 and faster than a 6970 while using less power.
  8. Alright, thanks a lot i'm gonna go ahead and get the gigabyte 7870.
  9. Best answer selected by zayzo.
  10. hafijur said:
    lol, 7870 has similar performance as gtx 580 at like half as much watts and 7870 has huge oc potential so could easily beat a gtx 580 overall even if both are overclocked. gtx 580 is what 1-5% faster on some stuff but 7870 can be oc'd like amazingly to destroy it and still take less electricity. Overall performance equal as its to close to give a winner.

    Well, the R7870 used roughly a 100 Watts LESS then that GTX 580. When we reverse calculate and measure the power consumption the R7870 uses roughly 130 Watt where the GTX 580 hovers at a 235~240W, and that's measured in game while it's peaking and stressed. So for the R7850... well we measure roughly 106 Watt. Amazing stuff really.

    Read the question which was performance for the price and the GTX580 is substantially cheaper!
  11. hafijur said:
    how much is cheapest gtx 580 to a 7870 then? Anyway on the long run 7870 will save more money. GtX 580 is like a power station card and electricity is not cheap if you are a hardcore gamer. .

    His choice was GTX580 $195 HD7870 $220, I still recommended the HD7870 for that reason, later post.
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