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AMD FX-8120 or 8320 vs i7-3820

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March 7, 2013 9:13:53 PM
my friend is trying to decide between the two systems. i told him that that it was an amd and the FX is slower than the i-7 and his question was how much slower. I am not that well versed in the processor war but i want my friend to get the most for his money. I know that the FX is slower but my question is will it effect fpses and performance were the difference would be noticable, or, what i suspect the amd system will get more fpses because of the better video card.

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March 7, 2013 9:21:02 PM

The 8120 system is the best. The i7 system won't play games past low settings and the AMD one will play at med/some high settings. These have WAY too much CPU and weak GPUs.

Get an i5 and a MUCH better GPU. The i5 is king of gaming CPU's.
March 7, 2013 11:05:37 PM

can you recommend a system like the one you suggesting for around $1000 (give or take $100)
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a b À AMD
March 7, 2013 11:10:00 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: GeIL EVO Leggara Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($72.04 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $988.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-07 20:09 EST-0500)
March 7, 2013 11:17:07 PM

is there a prebuilt system that you can recommend. my friend is afraid he will mess something up, and doesn't want to put in the time
March 7, 2013 11:29:43 PM

i'll try to convince him but i don't think he will budge, i have seen this video but he doesn't want to spend 3 hours of his free time building something
a b À AMD
March 7, 2013 11:30:53 PM

Tell him he will save hundreds of dollars. You will not find a prebuilt with as quality and performance oriented parts as what I posted. You will have to spend a decent amount more to get the same specs.