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February 20, 2013 10:46:56 AM

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Which should I go in for AMD or Intel? I do lot of Gaming!

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February 20, 2013 11:03:54 AM

Really depends on how much you want to spend. For a budget rig I would recommend AMD Phenom II X4 965 which goes for less than $100. If you want some serious performance per core, Intels 3570K is amazing, but for more than double the price. You should probably also consider the price of the motherboard, since it depends on your CPU.
February 20, 2013 11:08:46 AM

Angry Bellic said:
:hello: 

Which should I go in for AMD or Intel? I do lot of Gaming!


Heyy. Yeah, it does depend on how much you spend. But Intel does seem to have a lead on current-gen CPUs, although you have to pay more. Get the 3570k as Groomer said, it's got quite a reputation as a great gaming CPU, although I've read that the 8350 performs just as well and is a whole lot cheaper.
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February 20, 2013 12:22:38 PM

well, gaming aside, the real problem with 8350 is that you'll be riding a roller-coaster :)  while 3570k has good score across the board /be that in gaming or various productivity applications/, overclocked 8350 is sometimes on par with stock i7 and sometimes it fails to beat an i3... :) 
February 20, 2013 12:27:18 PM

random stalker said:
well, gaming aside, the real problem with 8350 is that you'll be riding a roller-coaster :)  while 3570k has good score across the board /be that in gaming or various productivity applications/, overclocked 8350 is sometimes on par with stock i7 and sometimes it fails to beat an i3... :) 


Yep. I was leaning towards the 3570k myself, but I wanted to present an alternative to OP, so there.
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February 20, 2013 3:05:11 PM

My post from the following thread:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/365869-28-8350-intel-...


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Overall, the i5-3570k is better for games than the FX-8350 because in nearly all games the i5-3570k beats the FX-8350 from all the various gaming benchmark views on the web. However, actual performance that you will see will be limited by your overall hardware; mainly the graphics card and monitor.

Assuming you buy a powerful graphics card like the nVidia GTX 680 there are many games where you can get above 60 FPS, but the actual FPS that is displayed on the monitor will be limited by its refresh rate. A 60Hz monitor can only display at most 60 FPS and a 120Hz monitor can only display at most 120 FPS. All 3D monitors are 120Hz, but using it in 3D mode will limit you to 60 FPS.

The link below benchmarks several CPU with a nVidia GT 680; all of which are running at stock speed:

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/c [...] 300_6.html

In Batman, both the i5-3570k and FX-8350 basically perform the same at 1920x1080. The i5 is 3 FPS faster; 73 vs 70. However, if you are only using a 60Hz monitor, then you are going to get the same performance because the monitor can only display 60 FPS.

Far Cry 2 is a game where both CPUs can get above 100 FPS at 1920x1080 resolution. Both CPUs will perform exactly the same on a 60Hz monitor. On a 120Hz monitors both are pretty close in performance. Even though the i5 + GTX 680 combo can provide up to 131 FPS, the monitor limits it to only 120 FPS. The FX + GTX 680 combo gives you 114 FPS. Unless you can visually tell the difference between 120 FPS and 114 FPS, both CPUs will seem to perform exactly the same.

The FX is slightly cheaper and socket AM3+ is expected to last until at least Steamroller. But it does consume a lot of power more than an i5 at full load as seen in the link below (note that is 100% load on the CPU, when not playing games). Depending on how much you pay for electricity the difference of 92w may or may not make much of a difference.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/c [...] html#sect0

I generally pay double the national average rate for electricity in the US so I basically avoid AMD CPUs. Even though Intel CPU sockets do not last for more than 2 generations, I generally do not upgrade very often so I do not mind switching sockets when I upgrade.

February 23, 2013 4:25:43 PM

Groomer said:
Really depends on how much you want to spend. For a budget rig I would recommend AMD Phenom II X4 965 which goes for less than $100. If you want some serious performance per core, Intels 3570K is amazing, but for more than double the price. You should probably also consider the price of the motherboard, since it depends on your CPU.


I will be MSI Z77 MPower MoBo. Or the ASUS Sabretooth 990 FX MoBo. Intel has dissapointed me a lot in past years and I was very dissapointed with the i7 960X. Now, AMD Pile Driver or AMD Bull Dozer, or i5 3570K, or i7 3770K?
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February 23, 2013 5:44:09 PM

Well if you have the money then without a doubt I would go with an I5 3570K.
February 24, 2013 6:13:49 AM

Will AMD Processors work along with NVIDIA Cards? :D  I have decided to buy the i5 3570K, I also do a lot of video editing, uploading etc. I lost access to my old Youtube account where I had some 4000 Videos; Gaming Videos, Unboxings, Reviews, Gameplay, Tutorials etc. Well luckily I had backed up all of the videos I had uploaded onto a High-Capacity HDD. And I will be uploading all of it again.
February 24, 2013 6:22:17 AM

Angry Bellic said:
Will AMD Processors work along with NVIDIA Cards? :D  I have decided to buy the i5 3570K, I also do a lot of video editing, uploading etc. I lost access to my old Youtube account where I had some 4000 Videos; Gaming Videos, Unboxings, Reviews, Gameplay, Tutorials etc. Well luckily I had backed up all of the videos I had uploaded onto a High-Capacity HDD. And I will be uploading all of it again.


Yeah, it would. The notion that Radeon cards would only work with AMD processors and Intel CPUs with nVidia is completely wrong.
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February 24, 2013 3:01:38 PM

Angry Bellic said:
Will AMD Processors work along with NVIDIA Cards? :D  I have decided to buy the i5 3570K, I also do a lot of video editing, uploading etc. I lost access to my old Youtube account where I had some 4000 Videos; Gaming Videos, Unboxings, Reviews, Gameplay, Tutorials etc. Well luckily I had backed up all of the videos I had uploaded onto a High-Capacity HDD. And I will be uploading all of it again.


Yes video cards aren't like CPU's and motherboards, they don't go hand in hand. You can use either AMD or Nvidia video cards with either Intel or AMD CPU/motherboards/chipsets. The only requirements is the motherboard slot has to be PCI-e and in most cases it should be atleast PCI-e version 2.0.
March 2, 2013 5:05:53 AM

My old graphics card - 9500 GT ( it was a totally OLD build I am building a new PC and not I am not using any of the components from my old PC ) did not use any power connectors I just had to plug it into my Mother Board on the PCie slot. But when I got the Ge Force GTX 660 Ti ( from Gigabyte; ordered from NewEgg for 2 days delivery time; got the product a week later :D  ) it had power connectors on the side; I will either be buying the Cooler Master Storm Trooper or the NZXT Phantom 820 Case. The Storm Trooper is my favorite as it is some 35$ cheaper than the Phantom 820.
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March 2, 2013 9:12:33 AM

Depends on your budget, If you have over $180 to spend on a cpu That means you can get a core i5 which are unbeatable for gaming, under that though, Dont look further than a the Amd fx 6300

Budget: Amd fx 6300

Got over $180:Core i5 3470/3570k etc
March 2, 2013 12:18:19 PM

My old graphics card - 9500 GT ( it was a totally OLD build I am building a new PC and not I am not using any of the components from my old PC ) did not use any power connectors I just had to plug it into my Mother Board on the PCie slot. But when I got the Ge Force GTX 660 Ti ( from Gigabyte; ordered from NewEgg for 2 days delivery time; got the product a week later ) it had power connectors on the side;
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March 2, 2013 6:43:32 PM

If you haven't picked up anything just to offer choice;

AMD:

FX 6300 $130
Gigabyte 990FX UD5 $ 170
Crucial Ballistix Tracers DDR3 1866 $70
Rosewill Fortress 550W Platinum Modular PSU. $100

Intel

Core i5 3570K $220
ASRock Z77 Extreme 6/Gigabyte Z77X UD5H $170 or $200
G.Skill ARES DDR3 1866 $65
Rosewill Fortress 550w Platinum $100

I assume you have the GTX660ti and both these setups will easily top out max settings at full HD resolutions with eye candy (notwithstanding the 660ti's bandwidth issues)
March 2, 2013 9:33:22 PM

Ok. Now what about the case? I really like the Phantom 820 and the Cooler Master Storm Trooper. :) 
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March 3, 2013 5:57:46 AM

Angry Bellic said:
Ok. Now what about the case? I really like the Phantom 820 and the Cooler Master Storm Trooper. :) 


A case is down to user preference and should always be the last part on the list where you can then decide how much is left over to throw into a case. It offers absolutely no direct performance influence so a case which costs upward of $100 is a waste of money if you are not into water cooling.
March 3, 2013 1:55:54 PM

I really like the Cooler Master Storm Trooper case; its my favorite case for all time. :(  But I have an ATX MoBo - MSI Z77 MPower although the case is an Xl-ATX Case. :(  :(  :( 
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March 3, 2013 1:58:35 PM

It can still take a ATX form factor, but you are really overspending on the case
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March 5, 2013 12:43:07 PM

I have the cooler master storm stryker (white version of the trooper) Its a gorgeous case, The way i look at cases its one of those parts that you buy and just keep for like 4 years+. If you want a the trooper and have the money, Trust me you wont regret it Its a beatuiful case the trooper/stryker are the best looking cases IMO
March 9, 2013 11:06:47 AM

What's so different about the Stryker and the Trooper? As sarinaide said; however if there is a case that is very similar to the Stryker and also about the features; I will go in for it. I use Liquid-Cooling very frequently.

My Full Config:

Processor : Intel Core i5 3570K or AMD FX 8350.

GPU : Gigabyte NVIDIA Ge Force GTX 660 Ti 2 GB GDDR5 Wind Force x2

Mother Board : As Rock Extreme4 or As Rock Extreme6 or As Rock Extreme6/TB4 or MSI Z77 MPower.

Memory : G.Skill Sni.Per 8 GB DDR3 1600 Mhz

Storage : WD Caviar 3 TB Green and ( will later; also buy the SSD ) OCZ Vertex 3 90 GB SATA 3 6 GBPS SSD

Case : That's the thing now :D 

Sound Card : ASUS Xonar ( will later; buy the sound card; some 4 months after I buy the SSD )

850W 80+ Gold Corsair Enthusiast Series PSU
March 9, 2013 11:10:38 AM

So what do you think about this? I go in for the Cooler Master 912 Combat Case? or the Corsair 400R Case? I can save some money too :D  . Will it fit the Extreme4 or the Extreme6? I can save money again if I go in for the Extreme4 MoBo and it 'supports' OC-eing. :bounce:  .

sarinaide said:
It can still take a ATX form factor, but you are really overspending on the case


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