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Amd Fx-6300 vs Intel i3-3225

So I got everything ready except the processor, which I'm conflicted about. Which of these two would be better for radeon hd 7870 ?

AMD FX-6300
Pros:
-apparently better for gaming and multitasking
Cons:
-takes up more power
-motherboard has no PCI 3.0 slot

Intel i3-3225
Pros:
-Ivy Bridge
-Less power
-Intel specializes in processors
Cons:
-slower?

Amd fx-6300:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286

Intel i3-3225:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116774

Post-Script:

Not going to overclock =(

Also, can someone recommend me a good motherboard for both of them under $200?

Thanks,
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  1. Is the i3-3220 the same as the i3-3225?
  2. same clock speed but different integrated graphics. 3225 has hd 4000 and 3220 has 2500

    but that doesnt matter since youre going to use a discrete graphics card
  3. Best answer
    At stock, The 3225 is going to be the better gaming chip. The Fx 6300 can neutralize that advantage with a mild overclock and is faster overall.
  4. computernewb said:


    I agree. It's the better chip.
  5. FALC0N said:
    At stock, The 3225 is going to be the better gaming chip. The Fx 6300 can neutralize that advantage with a mild overclock and is faster overall.


    They are equal for gaming at stock. Some benchmarks show the i3 with a couple of extra fps, but it's not going to make a difference in real life.
  6. Thanks, wish I could pick two best answers.
  7. Best answer selected by Aonor.
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