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November 9, 2012 8:47:56 AM

Which Should i Choose
I5 2310 With 7770
fx4100 With 7850
Or plz Suggest A good Processor

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November 9, 2012 9:08:42 AM

Rather depends what you're using it for, and what rest of build looks like. The FX is fairly c**p, but that i5 is last generation, and far from the best. If build is for gaming, GPU tends to be more important than CPU, in most cases, although i3 and better GPU isn't necessarily bad. If you have local Microcentre, they have good walk-in deals on Ivybridge i5's at the moment, so something like this might be a good value build, although would need to know more of your needs/ budget, to confirm if best option. Also, as you haven't said, I'm assuming you are in USA.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $636.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-09 06:08 EST-0500)
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November 9, 2012 9:40:19 AM

Well, even though I've STILL been waiting on benchmarks, I wouldn't put aside the new FX series.

That there build is pretty solid though. Keep in mind that that processor is store-pickup only from Microcenter. So make sure that you have a nearby Microcenter.
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November 9, 2012 10:14:51 AM

If, as seems likely, OP is struggling with budget, my build only really works with access to Microcentre, and we don't even know if OP is in US. Without that, something like this might be an option, although not as versatile for all games.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($123.20 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $598.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-09 07:13 EST-0500)
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November 9, 2012 3:58:26 PM

OP though is talking of going to FX4100 to save enough for next GPU up. FX4100 doesn't even get close to i3 Ivybridge, even heavilly overclocked, and taking everything into account, costs more. i3 would be better than that AND leave more room to get better GPU. Certainly 4300 may be better, but again, would cost more, by time you've overclocked to get half way decent perfomance, compared with i3-3220 and H77, even B75.
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November 9, 2012 10:47:34 PM

OP was also talking of going for an i5-2310, but that's a generation behind so you suggested the 3470 and/or i3-3220. I'm just doing the same for the AMD CPU.

The link to benchmarks I gave on my previous post had stock 4300 pitted against a stock 3220, and like I said it outperforms it on both games tested(Skyrim and Diablo 3), and even on other productivity things, so I don't think there's a need to OC to get half way performance. If anything, the i3 needs to be OC'd in the BCLK to keep up on the benches it lost.

The i3-3220 is $123.20, the FX-4300 is $129.00. The cost difference is barely a big margin when the 4300 has 2 Piledriver modules that somehow translates to 4 cores, while the i3 plainly has 2 cores.
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November 9, 2012 11:34:30 PM

Certainly agree that if you use FX4300 with basic mobo, and don't overclock, it's a similar cost option to i3-3220. As to performance, 4300 wins in multi-threaded apps, 3220 in single threaded apps. On the other hand, if OP has access to Microcentre, i5-3470 is viable. Since we don't know where OP is, or budget, or even what rig is to be used for, it's a bit difficult to decide what's best option. I fully accept 4300 MAY be.
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