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I3220 vs fx-6100

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December 16, 2012 12:55:10 AM

Hi Guys deciding whether to get i3220 or fx-6100.

Btw this is mainly for gaming!

Here are the different builds:

AMD
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3 AMD 970/SB950 AM3+

CPU: AMD FX-6100

RAM: PNY 4GB (DDR3 1333 Mhz)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti (1GB)

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB

Optical Drive: Lite-On Internal DVD Writer

Case Cooler: Master Elite 430 Mid Tower

Power Supply: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500 Watt

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INTEL
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: i3-3220

Ram: PNY 4GB (DDR3 1333 Mhz)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti (1GB)

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB

Optical Drive: Lite-On Internal DVD Writer

Case Cooler: Master Elite 430 Mid Tower

Power Supply: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500 Watt

Thanks! :D 

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December 16, 2012 4:43:22 AM

I personally would go with the I3 or save up and go one step better and get an I5.
December 16, 2012 2:41:00 PM

why? and which i5?
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December 16, 2012 2:46:12 PM

For gaming the i5's are better. They have more cores than the i3's and are generally more faster in gaming.

i5 3570k is a king at gaming but do state your max budget for a processor. In addition, I would say not to go with your power supply you have selected.
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December 16, 2012 4:23:00 PM

firestorm09 said:
why? and which i5?


The I5 is faster than the I3 and the I5 can be overclocked, if you get a "k" version. Also it is a quad core so in more CPU demanding games like Skyrim and BF3 64 player multi player maps the I5 will do better. As for which I5 I would go with the I5 3570K.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
December 16, 2012 5:18:43 PM

hmm alright so i'll probably get the 3570k instead, is the current mobo compatible?
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December 16, 2012 5:19:51 PM

The H77 one? Technically yes, but you probably wanna go for a Z77 board for overclocking capabilities...
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December 16, 2012 5:39:44 PM

the 6100 is very bad for gaming. If you must get an AMD cpu, then get one of the newer 4300 piledriver chips. The newer high clocked i3's are probably a slightly better choice for gaming.
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December 16, 2012 5:48:58 PM

firestorm09 said:
hmm alright so i'll probably get the 3570k instead, is the current mobo compatible?


Yes it will technically work it is a socket 1155 so the processor will fit the socket. However if you plan on overclocking (and I would since you are getting a "k" version") you would be better off getting the Z77 chipset. This chipset will allow for better overclocking.
December 16, 2012 6:01:08 PM

i don't plan to overclock it so yea...
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December 16, 2012 6:02:32 PM

Well H77 will do just fine IF your not overclocking....
December 27, 2012 5:02:32 PM

Why would you buy and i3 and just save up for an i5? rather save up now buy the i5. Well the i3 is not that good in gaming not all intel chips are for gaming. So I would go for the amd-6300 it is about the same price and it exceeds the i3 its more future proof considering that steamroller will probably be on am3+ and other construction vehicle code names.
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December 27, 2012 6:53:40 PM

id say rather get the i3 and put the extra money towards a better graphics card like 670 or 7950 but you will need a better power supply than the one you have got
December 27, 2012 7:17:43 PM

mohit9206 said:
id say rather get the i3 and put the extra money towards a better graphics card like 670 or 7950 but you will need a better power supply than the one you have got

If he can barely afford an i3 what makes you think he can get the 670 or 7970?
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December 27, 2012 7:42:13 PM

andrew24wow said:
Why would you buy and i3 and just save up for an i5? rather save up now buy the i5. Well the i3 is not that good in gaming not all intel chips are for gaming. So I would go for the amd-6300 it is about the same price and it exceeds the i3 its more future proof considering that steamroller will probably be on am3+ and other construction vehicle code names.



Actually in non online games the i3 3220 will beat any amd processor in gaming, it takes the new 8350 + overclocking to even compete as most games are 1-2 cores.

On the rare games where you can use more than 2, they still trade blows.







December 27, 2012 8:28:12 PM

maxalge said:
Actually in non online games the i3 3220 will beat any amd processor in gaming, it takes the new 8350 + overclocking to even compete as most games are 1-2 cores.

On the rare games where you can use more than 2, they still trade blows.

Everyone knows that the 8350 is meant for multitasking as well like the i7 so why even bring in the 8350 when you know it will not preform as well?
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December 27, 2012 8:35:06 PM

andrew24wow said:
Everyone knows that the 8350 is meant for multitasking as well like the i7 so why even bring in the 8350 when you know it will not preform as well?



To make the point that even the newest "best" amd processor is still not much better than a lowly i3 at gaming.


December 27, 2012 9:34:40 PM

maxalge said:
To make the point that even the newest "best" amd processor is still not much better than a lowly i3 at gaming.

The 8350 beats the i3 in everything else. The 8350 does better than the i3 in gaming? benchmarks show it.
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December 27, 2012 11:47:11 PM

andrew24wow said:
The 8350 beats the i3 in everything else. The 8350 does better than the i3 in gaming? benchmarks show it.


The OP asked about gaming, everything else doesn't matter, and yes after spending $190 for the cpu + the price of an aftermarket cooler, it can beat the i3 in gaming... Barely...


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