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Fx 6300 vs intel i5 3570

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February 23, 2013 12:03:32 AM

I am building a gaming pc with a gtx 660 graphics card with an amd fx6300 and this motherboard: http://www.frys.com/product/6821096?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...

Frys.com has this deal, which one should I go for, fx 6300 with the above motherboard or i5 3570 with the motherboard it comes with:
http://www.frys.com/product/7578266?site=sa:adpages page:p 7_FRI date:022213


(I might do some overlocking for the cpu in the future, will the motherboard with the i5 be ok with that )

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February 23, 2013 12:15:50 AM

I'd probably go with the AMD combo. The 6300 won't be as fast in game clock for clock as a stock 3570, but the motherboard with the 6300 is much better and you can use that to overclock the 6300 which will help a ton. Also, you will be able to upgrade down the line with the AMD because there is still one more line of chips to come out for the AM3+ socket.
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February 23, 2013 12:28:52 AM

fx 6300 +1
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February 23, 2013 12:33:38 AM

I'd go fx-6300 and use the savings to get a better graphics card.
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February 23, 2013 12:57:26 AM

I thought the intel processers are better?
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February 23, 2013 1:05:00 AM

Well, in this case, yes, the 3570 clock for clock is better than the 6300, but when you factor in overclocking and price for performance, the AMD option is the better way to go. If you want something that'll perform just the same, if not better than a 3570k, then get an 8350.
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February 23, 2013 1:09:02 AM

K, thanks guys (:
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February 23, 2013 1:09:15 AM

Best answer selected by Smith Smile.
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