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January 22, 2013 2:12:35 PM

Well, I already have a MOBO with AM3+ socket. It's a M5A99x EVO. I could get the FX-8350 and use the left over money for a better graphics card upgrade, or I could get an i5-3570k, new MOBO and most likely just stay with my current GPU (GTX 560 ti). The pro with the FX-8350 is that I would get a new GPU, I would do better with multi-threaded applications, and I would not have to replace my MOBO. That's great because I would definitely prefer to upgrade my 560 ti. the pros with the i5-3570k is that I would have a better gaming processor, and I wouldn't have to upgrade my MOBO in the future. The cons with the FX-8350 is that it's not as fast with gaming, and it will make me continue to use AMD processors. The cons with the i5-3570k is that I wouldn't get the new GPU, and I would spend a more money for only 1 upgrade. Either way, it's a huge increase from what I have now. (FX-4100, Don't laugh)

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January 22, 2013 2:15:58 PM

Well, I already have a MOBO with AM3+ socket. It's a M5A99x EVO. I could get the FX-8350 and use the left over money for a better graphics card upgrade, or I could get an i5-3570k, new MOBO and most likely just stay with my current GPU (GTX 560 ti). The pro with the FX-8350 is that I would get a new GPU, I would do better with multi-threaded applications, and I would not have to replace my MOBO. That's great because I would definitely prefer to upgrade my 560 ti. the pros with the i5-3570k is that I would have a better gaming processor, and I wouldn't have to upgrade my MOBO in the future. The cons with the FX-8350 is that it's not as fast with gaming, and it will make me continue to use AMD processors. The cons with the i5-3570k is that I wouldn't get the new GPU, and I would spend a more money for only 1 upgrade. Either way, it's a huge increase from what I have now. (FX-4100, Don't laugh)
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January 22, 2013 2:53:13 PM

Gaming PC's rely mostly on the GPU. Of course, a better CPU definitely plays a role but most people who build budget gamers go the most economical route with all parts saving money for the best GPU possible.

It sounds like you don't want to stay with AMD, but if you keep the AMD board and buy the 8350 you'll be even more locked into it. Price out your options and see which is the better fit....I think you'll do better exchanging the mobo for a decent Z77 board and the 3570K and keeping the 560ti until you can afford to upgrade graphics.
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January 22, 2013 3:15:34 PM

Well thing is is that NEWER games are using more cores so the 8350 pulls its weight pretty well a few fps from the 3570k BUT the thing is is that with the 8350 is it can overclock like a beast but the 8350 will do great in games like bf3,crysis,MOHW and just multi threaded games...So i would say get the 8350 and another 560ti or something and you will see a MUCH larger increase in FPS compare to a 3570k upgrade.
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January 22, 2013 3:18:21 PM

8350...Good at gaming,Get another 560ti and there you go,You got alot more FPS than a simple upgrade in CPU...
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January 22, 2013 3:37:51 PM

upgrading to a 3570K is only going to help you if right now you are often in situations where your fx-4100 is sitting at 100% on one or more cores while your 560 Ti is underutilized. You may want to run some performance monitoring tools to determine if you are even having a CPU bottleneck.

If it were me, I'd probably run an overclocked fx-6300 and upgrade 560 Ti to a 7870, 660 Ti or 7950 depending on what you can budget.

Keep in mind you can sell FX-4100 and 560 Ti on ebay for still pretty decent amounts so that can help pay for some of the upgrade.



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January 22, 2013 5:25:32 PM

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    January 22, 2013 6:53:18 PM

    Crossfire 560ti. Company's are starting to program games to use more and more cores. May not be such a bad thing to have an 8350 a couple years from now. And I am for sure going to laugh at your FX-4100. You act as if it's so terrible and slow. At least your not where I am with a Pentium Dual-Core E2200 2.2ghz. Try gaming on this beast lol.
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    January 29, 2013 11:03:21 PM

    xa376 said:
    Crossfire 560ti. Company's are starting to program games to use more and more cores. May not be such a bad thing to have an 8350 a couple years from now. And I am for sure going to laugh at your FX-4100. You act as if it's so terrible and slow. At least your not where I am with a Pentium Dual-Core E2200 2.2ghz. Try gaming on this beast lol.

    Yeah, it's not horrible, and I do prefer this to your Pentium D-C. It does get maxed out a lot though when playing some of my games.
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    January 29, 2013 11:12:59 PM

    sharkbyte5150 said:
    Gaming PC's rely mostly on the GPU. Of course, a better CPU definitely plays a role but most people who build budget gamers go the most economical route with all parts saving money for the best GPU possible.

    It sounds like you don't want to stay with AMD, but if you keep the AMD board and buy the 8350 you'll be even more locked into it. Price out your options and see which is the better fit....I think you'll do better exchanging the mobo for a decent Z77 board and the 3570K and keeping the 560ti until you can afford to upgrade graphics.

    It's not like I hate being on AMD. It has been great for my first build, but most of the games out there use few cores, so their multi-core CPUs don't exactly perform as well as they could. My main worry is that AMD's SR series coming won't come out early enough to be that good of a gaming processor compared to Intel's new CPUs. The increase should be a good one, but the time used makes it less impressive.
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    January 30, 2013 1:06:44 AM

    If your gaming its intel. INTEL. if you doing things that like/use all the 8cores which not many programs do. then get the 8350. But pretty much the answer is always intel when you have a decent budget haha
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    January 30, 2013 4:54:48 AM

    stantheman123 said:
    If your gaming its intel. INTEL. if you doing things that like/use all the 8cores which not many programs do. then get the 8350. But pretty much the answer is always intel when you have a decent budget haha


    I'd agree if starting over, but when you have a system ready to drop an 8350 in there, it's OK running second best to save that much.

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    January 30, 2013 1:22:01 PM

    twelve25 said:
    I'd agree if starting over, but when you have a system ready to drop an 8350 in there, it's OK running second best to save that much.


    Yea thats fine if you already have a am3+ mobo a 6300/8350/8320 is a fine gaming cpu
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    January 30, 2013 1:28:50 PM

    Yeah definitely jump to the 8350, the added money to a GPU will benefit you much more than getting a new Mobo and CPU
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    January 30, 2013 1:32:10 PM

    Since you already have the mobo you'd best get the 8350.
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