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February 18, 2013 5:28:38 AM

Which is better? This will be my build:


CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor $189.99 Or 3470
Cooling: NZXT Kraken X60 RL-KRX60-01 280mm ($139.99)[ONLY FOR FX]
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $179.99
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $99.99
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.99
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $104.99
Video Card: Sapphire 7950 Vapor X OC
Case: NZXT Tempest 410 ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX 750W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply $69.98

More about : 3470 fx8350

February 18, 2013 5:56:33 AM

compare with what?
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February 18, 2013 5:57:24 AM

what r u going to do with your pc?
going to oc it?
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February 18, 2013 5:58:28 AM

destwong said:
compare with what?


Seriously :heink:  ? Read the title man!
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February 18, 2013 6:03:44 AM

destwong said:
what r u going to do with your pc?
going to oc it?


The only thing I'll do is gaming. I wont change my Pc for about 3 years,So I might OC later on!
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February 18, 2013 6:12:27 AM

for gaming i would remove that $130 water cooler, buy a i5-3570k, cooler master hyper 212 cooler, and a gtx 670.. that should last you many years

also 8 gigs of ram would be more than enough for gaming.

and i believe there are higher quality power supplies such as corsair and seasonic
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February 18, 2013 6:30:08 AM

computernewb said:
for gaming i would remove that $130 water cooler, buy a i5-3570k, cooler master hyper 212 cooler, and a gtx 670.. that should last you many years

also 8 gigs of ram would be more than enough for gaming.

and i believe there are higher quality power supplies such as corsair and seasonic


The 3570K and z77 are very costly in India, also I'll remove the water cooling and get a hyper 212 and 7950 OC'ed
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February 18, 2013 6:42:22 AM

doesnt the 8350 offer watercooling with that chip? maybe i seen it wrong! i would go for the fx as its a beast. will u notice the diff getting an i5? prob not imho! fx will totally crush anything!
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February 18, 2013 6:59:17 AM

darren0000 said:
doesnt the 8350 offer watercooling with that chip? maybe i seen it wrong! i would go for the fx as its a beast. will u notice the diff getting an i5? prob not imho! fx will totally crush anything!


Thanks for the reply mate! I would appreciate an unbiased opinion.
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February 18, 2013 7:03:42 AM

I'm thinking for this PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($194.15 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($132.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.48 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: OCZ Agility 3 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($344.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Lian-Li PC-A05FNB ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $990.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-18 04:03 EST-0500)
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February 18, 2013 7:07:26 AM

biased?

im no amd or intel fan!

i like both.

8350 will suit all your needs for many years to come, also the price is excellent for what you are getting.

price+performance=excellent

and to kill 1 bird with 2 stones they offer them with watercooling.
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February 18, 2013 7:10:03 AM

darren0000 said:
biased?

im no amd or intel fan!

i like both.

8350 will suit all your needs for many years to come, also the price is excellent for what you are getting.

price+performance=excellent

and to kill 1 bird with 2 stones they offer them with watercooling.



Hmm How is this build? PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($194.15 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($132.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.48 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: OCZ Agility 3 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($344.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Lian-Li PC-A05FNB ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1023.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-18 04:09 EST-0500)


I wont change my PC for 3 solid years.
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February 18, 2013 7:10:10 AM

haven't you asked this already? I can redirect you to your own thread in case you are finding it hard to locate.

This way you'll just increase your confusion. Opening a poll would help instead.

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February 18, 2013 7:16:21 AM

satyamdubey said:
haven't you asked this already? I can redirect you to your own thread in case you are finding it hard to locate.

This way you'll just increase your confusion. Opening a poll would help instead.


K i want more opinions.
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February 18, 2013 7:20:53 AM

hotshot2797 said:
Hmm How is this build? PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($194.15 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($132.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.48 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: OCZ Agility 3 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($344.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Lian-Li PC-A05FNB ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1023.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-18 04:09 EST-0500)


I wont change my PC for 3 solid years.



this build looks fine expect for that case. from the pictures, it looks like it has no ventilation.

edit: heres a better case in that price range. cooler master haf 912
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 18, 2013 7:21:42 AM

you will be cheaper going down the amd route price wise.

benchmarks, intel will win.

in real world scenario u aint gonna see the difference.

can your eye spot a few fps? i dont think it will!
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February 18, 2013 7:23:06 AM

if u want to decode, number crunch etc the fx will crush near anything.
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February 18, 2013 7:29:54 AM

hotshot2797 said:
K i want more opinions.

guess that never hurts. thought you had your answer.

good luck
-satyam
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February 18, 2013 7:59:03 AM

If you go a bit below in that page you can see that max gpu length is only 280MM and Sapphire 7950 is exactly 280MM wheras the CM k 350 has a length of 320MM
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February 18, 2013 8:27:08 AM

Get 8gb ram for gaming and a 3570k

>.>
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February 18, 2013 9:42:50 AM

3570k of course :)  for gaming. if doing video design and such 8350.

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February 18, 2013 12:25:02 PM

I cannot Afford a 3570K and a Z77 board at all! Only 8350 vs 3470!
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February 18, 2013 12:53:51 PM

get the 3470 and GA z77x ud3h
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February 18, 2013 12:54:58 PM

dudeknows said:
get the 3470 and GA z77x ud3h

Why? And why get Z77 when I can't even overclock?
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February 18, 2013 1:00:55 PM

For the future cpu upgrades, well you don't need the upgrades for awhile..

Then get the H77 mobo if you don't like Z77 :) 
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February 18, 2013 1:07:02 PM

for normal applications and gaming, use ivy bridge. more power efficient, even stock cooler is good enough.
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February 18, 2013 1:25:58 PM

Haha Thanks Mate! Actually the LGA1155 socket is EOL whereas as AMD plans to release the steam roller CPU"s with the AM3+ socket. Also the FX is overclockable. And guys, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4et7kDGSRfc is this reliable?
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February 18, 2013 2:48:03 PM

Guys Anyone I need help please
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February 18, 2013 3:42:04 PM

i say wait for haswell
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February 18, 2013 11:28:33 PM

get a h77 board and 3470 ull be set.

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February 19, 2013 12:37:38 AM

ok ! wait a minute !! if you cant afford the intel why even ask ???? buy the amd and quit asking a question that will end in you buying a amd anyway !
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February 19, 2013 12:43:00 AM

he can afford it but i dont think he can afford a decent z77 board. theres a difference

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February 19, 2013 2:40:45 AM

either way , it ends up the same ! he wont want a cheep z77 board ! so amd ! and lets face it ! As much as i hate to admit it !! AMD 8350 CPU AND A 7870 GPU IS THE BEST MIX FOR THE MONEY ! HANDS DOWN !
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February 19, 2013 2:53:17 AM

or h77+3470+7870xt :) 

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February 19, 2013 3:09:07 AM

NOW THERE IS A VERY GOOD IDEA !!!! MY HAT IS OFF TO ICECLOCK !
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February 19, 2013 4:04:03 AM

iceclock said:
or h77+3470+7870xt :) 


+1
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February 19, 2013 11:29:12 AM

lol y downgrade the graphic card form 7950 to 7870..... to get a i5.
totally crazy option. you will get more from a good graphic in game.

a i5 3470 with h77 is totally not worth it.
if want get a i5 with a K and z77 to get the most out of your computer.

If you really concern with performance/ price ration then get a fx6300 or fx8350

OP if u really plan to get a steamroller end of this year or early next year then you should get a fx6300.
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February 19, 2013 11:38:35 AM

I just want to add I had the worst time with Lian Li ever...the case i bought had usb 3.0 on the front and they never worked all they did was destroy anything plugged into it. I emailed them several times and never got one response. Id stay away
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February 19, 2013 12:59:26 PM

Guys so the final build is this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($194.15 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($132.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.48 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: OCZ Agility 3 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($344.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($56.21 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1009.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-19 09:59 EST-0500)
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February 19, 2013 2:07:56 PM

u can cut some cost if go with fx 8320
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February 19, 2013 2:53:16 PM

I'll go with the 8350. Also for the MB Which is better, Sabertooth 990fx Rev 2.0 or Asrock Fatal1ty? The ASROCK one has lots of acessories but Asus Sabertooth I heard is pretty awesome. Also I'll be overlocking in the future with a Hyper TX3
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February 19, 2013 6:19:36 PM

you'll be fine with either motherboard. but i would get the fatality because it has more features (extra 3.0 usb ports, esata 6 mb/s, extra pci express/ slot). you may or mayb not use it all but why not get it just incase.. plus the fatality is cheaper (atleast here in the US)
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