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[CPUs]i5 2500K or FX 8150

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January 21, 2013 6:43:22 PM

Hello all,
Actually i have a core 2 duo E8400 and i have to admit it had great performance even with most new games but its time just to update it...the use i do is for gaming

So i wanted to know for wich one should i go...i5 2500K or FX 8150 (or 8320)...also i wanted to know if there is big difference between these two cpus

specs
GTX 460 1GB
4GB RAM (ill buy 8gb)
Vantec ion 600W

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January 21, 2013 6:59:00 PM

I think since very few games use more than 4 cores or threads you are going to find that the Intel® Core™ i5-2500K or the Intel Core i5-3570K to the better option on a gaming system.
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January 21, 2013 7:08:30 PM

the 8150 will be better in highly threaded apps like video editing but for gaming get the 2500k or the 3570k as they will destroy any game you throw at them then the problem you have is you might end up gpu bound :) 
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January 21, 2013 7:10:38 PM

Well unless your using mutli-threaded applications like say Video editing or certain 3D application I would go I5 all the way. That being said don't even look at the 8150 the 8320 is a better processor. Now if your looking to upgrade on the cheap right away it maybe worth looking at a AMD 6300 (or maybe i3) again an I5 is much better but there a new slot coming up in the next few months so if you get the i5 now its a dead end. While the AM3+ may have some life in them to upgrade down the road though I still doubt it would be as fast as the next gen processor that intel is comming out with. Also depending on your buget it could be worth it to save on the processor to gain on the GPU. Spending and extra $50-60 on the GPU and reducing that same amount to get a "lower-end" processor will almost always yield better performance in games.
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January 21, 2013 7:11:40 PM

Are you buying a new motherboard? Because the intel core duo has a different socket than the i5 and the fx 8150.
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January 21, 2013 7:12:40 PM

LOLMATE, GET FX-8150, 8 CORES, 8X MORE POWER, AMIRITE?

(I'm kidding. What the others have said is very sensible and accurate.)
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January 21, 2013 7:29:43 PM

Taylor_31 said:
Are you buying a new motherboard? Because the intel core duo has a different socket than the i5 and the fx 8150.


If i buy i5 2500K i was thinking to buy a mother ASRock Z77 PRO 3

in case of buying the 8150 i would a MSI 970A G46
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January 22, 2013 9:01:34 AM

get the i5 2500k you know its the better of the 2 :) 
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March 29, 2013 2:09:20 PM

For gaming purposes you will be very well off with the i5 2500k. The Sandy Bridge cpus are known to be very good overclockers. The same can be said for the AMD FX line but it is known to run at higher temps. Also keep in mind that the FX 8150 and the 8320 have a TDP of 125W vs 95W on the i5 2500k. Just keep that in mind. And I would also suggest the 8320 over 8150 because of it's newer Piledriver architecture that is an improvement over the Bulldozer, if you decide to take the AMD route.
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March 30, 2013 12:26:43 PM

The FX8320 can keep up with the intel chips and even exceed them in the newest games like Crysis 3, among others...if you multitask alot you'll enjoy the greater capabilities of the AMD chip.

As far as the advice above goes...choose what you feel more comfortable with...but personally...FX8320 + HD 7870 makes more sense than i5 2500k + HD 7750 for the same money spent.
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