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I5 3570k or i7 3770k or AMD FX 8150

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September 28, 2012 10:54:47 PM

Hello,
I am getting a gaming PC. Im using it for gaming and commentarys in vegas for some rendering. Not big 3D editing so its just minimal vegas editing. But I was wondering if I should get the i5 3570k or i7 3770k or the AMD FX 8150. I was planning on getting the i7 but I heard the i5 was basically the same for gaming and wasnt much of a difference. But I am also doing rendering and stuff, but it is minimal rendering and editing so I dont think I would need the i7 for the multi threading because im not doing 3D editing or big long movies. Also I saw the AMD FX 8150, it is much cheaper and I heard it was pretty much the same as the i7. Well kind of, i7 is much better but the FX 8150 is much cheaper. So for my situation of...
Gaming, minimal vegas editing/rendering.
Should I get the i7 3570k, i7 3770k, or the AMD FX 8150 because of the price.
Thank you for reading and please reply

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September 28, 2012 11:58:11 PM

Ok so to start I am not the best one here so I'll post what I've read in other threads. The i7 3770k has the hyperthreading which is not used now, but in the future it may be used. The i5 3570k would be the best for gaming because of its price, and that it's overclockable for 220$, but for overclocking it's recommended a nice CPU cooler (not necessary an expensive one, the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo does the job for 30$). The AMD FX 8150 has 8 cores at 3.6ghz, but it does not work as well as the Intel ones do. For your situation the i5 3570k would be the best in my opinion.
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September 28, 2012 11:59:26 PM

Multithreading, not hyper my bad.
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September 29, 2012 12:00:05 AM

Also remember to get Low Profile RAM memory if you plan on buying an aftermarket cooler.
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September 29, 2012 2:01:20 AM


AMD FX-8120 Zambezi: $145 after code

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3 / Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB): $184 before $10 rebate

Put one of those CM Hyper 212s on top. Now, what I would try to do is start somewhere around 14x240MHz with the RAM divider and HT Link at 8. That would put your Turbo at 4.44GHz. You can work it 2 ways: 1) Disable Turbo and work the CPU multiplier, or 2) try to settle in around 15x240MHz with the Turbo at 4.68GHz.

When I got comfortable, I would work down the Kingston HyperX 8GB timings to 10-12-10 or lower.

The Zambezi should be quite competitive in Vegas, and hold its own in gaming dependent upon your graphics demand.

Gigabyte motherboards are bad to over-volt on *Auto* Take manual control of your CPU voltage.


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September 30, 2012 4:55:32 AM

If you are doing "minimal video editing" then you could get away with the i5 3570k. This is the best gaming cpu out there and at a reasonable price with overclocking head room.
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