Hey guys, I'm looking which is the Best for me. I wanna play crisis 3 at high or gta 4 1080p. I use after effects sometimes (dunno if that affects lol) . overclock? Maybe, as I am noob to this. my specs
Your budget is $120? Do you already have the motherboard? If you already have the AsRock 970 extreme 3 as your motherboard, you are already locked into the AMD build.
based on this, i would get the FX without any hesitation... if Crysis 3 don't like dual core, getting an I3 even if faster in dual core games will not be enough to get the benefit of the real quad core even at slowest speed/performance per core...
FX is really strong (Intel run the high end but in the mid and low end AMD is the runner for sure)
if you've already got the motherboard, an intel CPU is out of the question unless you return that motherboard.
but for your budget though, i'd go for a Phenom II X4/X6. but if you got a microcenter near you, or if you can squeeze out an extra $20 at worse, consider a 6300;
worst-case scenario, you'll get unexpectedly low fps with GTA4. not your, or your hardware's fault though. it's a badly optimized console port that not even a $4K PC can help to fix.
Crysis 3 definitely like the no. of CPU cores, and with next gen consoles looming over the horizon with x86 octo cores CPU, future PC games may finally be able to fully utilize 4 cores and benefit from six or more cores. hopefully.
and with your budget, there's not much choice.
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