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AMD 6 processor, Intel i5 or i7?

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January 22, 2013 6:23:49 PM

Hello, I need yo know which processor would be the one that fits the tasks I'll do... AMD 6, core I5 or i7... i don't need it to be lightning fast, just smooth and clean...

I run Solidworks, gaming and usual internet stuff...

Which one would be better?

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January 22, 2013 6:37:26 PM

I would go for the i5, in my opinion it is excellent. I have the i5 3570K, it is one of the best value for money CPU's out there.
For the things you do it would be perfect. The i7 may be a waste of money as the larger price tag is for the hyperthreading technology, which games don't need or run (it's only for serious editing and graphic design).
And basically i5 is more powerful and efficient than the AMD. For you I would go for a good i5, it's perfect for gaming and other tasks :) 
Here's a comparison: http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/435/AMD_FX-Series_FX-6...

Regards,
Dan.
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January 22, 2013 6:43:28 PM

if you can afford it without compromising the rest of your system, get the i7
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January 22, 2013 6:46:22 PM

How much are you willing to spend? An overclocked i5 will meet most needs as it is while an i7 k edition will be great for solidworks.
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January 22, 2013 6:47:50 PM

If Solidworks is a priority then go with either an Intel I7 3770 or an AMD FX8350 as the more cores/threads you can throw at it, the better it will be.

Otherwise, an I5 would be fine.

Also, only get a "K" series Intel processor if you plan on overclocking.
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January 22, 2013 6:51:30 PM

i5.
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