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Which cpu should i get

upgradeing my computer for gameing wanted opinions on cpu upgrade

Current specs-
Mobo-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131767
Cpu-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808
Ram-8 gigs
Graphics card- 660 ti
psu- 700 watt

Cpus that caught my attention so far
AMD FX-4170-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819106009
AMD FX-8350-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113284

Also My mobo is amd was considering going to intel but that would mean new mobo any major differences between intel and amd cpu's have money to upgrade to intel but dont know if its worth it or not
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    I would get the 4300 over the 4170, and then the 6300 over the 4300 as its $10 more, and well the 8350 can sometimes compare to an i5, if u want performance near an i5, but many will say not as good, well give or take 5-10fps ish in games.

    Going from the x4 to the 4170 isnt a good move, id say a 6300, or the 8350.

    a recommended board is a asrock z77 extreme 4 for around $130 plus 230 for an i5 3570k, about same cost as if ud buy new 8350 plus motherboard except the 8350 is at $200 and u have the motherboard lol

    One difference with intel boards the newer ones not all have wifi and bluetooth
  2. filipebow said:
    upgradeing my computer for gameing wanted opinions on cpu upgrade

    Current specs-
    Mobo-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131767
    Cpu-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808
    Ram-8 gigs
    Graphics card- 660 ti
    psu- 700 watt

    Cpus that caught my attention so far
    AMD FX-4170-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819106009
    AMD FX-8350-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113284

    Also My mobo is amd was considering going to intel but that would mean new mobo any major differences between intel and amd cpu's have money to upgrade to intel but dont know if its worth it or not


    are you serious??? get the 8350. why are you even considering a 4170? thats the first gen bulldozer and it sucks hardcore. stay with the new piledriver architecture they built on alot mroe peformance
  3. I've not used AMD, but I can tell you that I just build a computer for my brother for Far Cry 3. He bought an i3 3220 and an HD 7950 card. It performs extremely well. It's the first non-high end cpu I used and I can honestly not tell the difference in most things between that and my i7-3930k. I'd highly recommend an i3 for almost anything short of video encoding after using it.
  4. id go for an fx-6300 rather than fx-4170 or fx-8350 or even i3
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