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Trying to get a new tower for a good price.

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December 5, 2012 12:09:25 AM

Price range from 500 to 900

Which one should I get for gaming? I don't want overdo it.

I don't know too much about the technical aspects

here's the link

http://www.computerlx.com/?gclid=CIi1i-7Y_7MCFQ3nnAodQA...

Which one should I get?

More about : tower good price

a b 4 Gaming
December 5, 2012 1:32:47 AM

dont get any one of them. build it yourself and save some moneys

id get this
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qZei

you can make it cheaper by moving down to a i3 3220. just that multi-player might take a hit
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December 5, 2012 1:53:08 AM

I personally step up to the the i5 3570 in TheBigTroll's build mainly because it's a little over $10 more for the additional 200mhz bump in speed if you don't plan to OC. $10 for 200mhz increase on 4 cores, I think it's worth it and will make a noticeable difference if you ever do something CPU intensive. Beyond that I can't think of anything major I would change on his build as the things I would change from a quick glance were mainly due to personal preferance on brands and such.
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December 5, 2012 1:54:18 AM

Should I get Windows 8 or it doesn't matter?
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December 5, 2012 2:06:15 AM

I would go with Windows 8 there was definately some good improvement over from 7. Though most people hate it due to the Metro interface which I believe can be disabled and even if it can't it's 1 click and it's gone. Can't give you the specifics on what to be done as to disabling metro or how the new UI is, as I am going off of what I have read about it and a close friend of mine who used the OS for awhile to test it out. And I trust his opinion when it says the critisisms about it are overblown and typically seem to be from people who haven't used it yet from what I gathered too.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 5, 2012 2:58:25 AM

i dont agree for getting a 3570. the extra 200mhz is negligible in day to day use

windows 8 does not provide any performance gains

you can probably disable metro on start up but you can still never replace that start button. you still get that metro interface if you press the windows key
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December 5, 2012 3:01:32 AM

What about 8-Core processor?
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a b 4 Gaming
December 5, 2012 3:02:58 AM

fx? no. dont bother if you are gaming
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a b 4 Gaming
December 5, 2012 3:13:22 AM

low single threading performance. necessary for most games as they like strong threads
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December 5, 2012 3:15:30 AM

Hey there donkeyjack, glad you got the replies towards building a new system. Anyways if your not into overclocking stick to the 3470, barely any difference and I personally would stay with Windows 7 opposed to Windows 8 which is a bit different from windows 7 and previous windows.

Anyways take a look at this:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

As we can see the 3570k and 3470 is at the top of the list, generally Intel processors are better than AMD in terms of gaming.

However I believe in things like video rendering the FX-8350 kind of kills the i5. I hope your not going to do such things?
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December 5, 2012 4:00:31 AM

socialfox said:
Hey there donkeyjack, glad you got the replies towards building a new system. Anyways if your not into overclocking stick to the 3470, barely any difference and I personally would stay with Windows 7 opposed to Windows 8 which is a bit different from windows 7 and previous windows.

Anyways take a look at this:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

As we can see the 3570k and 3470 is at the top of the list, generally Intel processors are better than AMD in terms of gaming.

However I believe in things like video rendering the FX-8350 kind of kills the i5. I hope your not going to do such things?


Thanks.

Sorry for being a noob, but why does the FX-8350 kills the i5?
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December 5, 2012 9:43:00 AM

I believe the FX-8350 is just better in terms of multi-threaded applications, in a way (not exactly) the FX-8350 has a variant of hyperthreading. Though its not exactly the same, AMD has a different designs but if you ask me the 8 cores are not real when you compare it to a Phenom.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 5, 2012 9:48:50 AM

in other words, if you are mostly gaming, get a i5. if you are doing work or working on a budget and cannot afford a i7, get a fx
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December 5, 2012 12:52:25 PM

Ok, thanks.

Can I game to my maximum with i5? Like I won't have any problems?

I don't want to get what I don't need to be safe.

That would be silly.
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December 5, 2012 5:46:02 PM

The i5 will be excellent for gaming, you should have no problems with it. As you seen on the hierarchy list, the most of the i5's are on the top of the list meaning they are some of the best processors meant for gaming.
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December 5, 2012 5:48:26 PM

Thanks all of you.
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December 5, 2012 7:46:11 PM

Can a FX be enough for gaming?
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a c 414 4 Gaming
December 5, 2012 7:49:20 PM

yes, but an i5 will be better. more cores doesn't mean better performance always. An i5 will always be better in single threaded applications such as games.
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December 5, 2012 7:49:42 PM

donkeyjack said:
Can a FX be enough for gaming?


Yes depends on how you view "enough" as. The FX series are all behind Intel in terms of gaming and I believe the FX-8350 and 3570k are both similarly priced.
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