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8320 or 8350 new gaming budget build $700

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March 20, 2013 2:08:19 PM

My local microcenter has the 8320 for $149.99 and the 8350 for $169.99. I was wondering if the 8350 was worth the extra $20.
The rest of the build has a xfx 7870 2gb OC and 8 Gbs Corsair 1600mhz Dominator if that matters.
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March 20, 2013 3:16:31 PM

It's probably worth $20 unless you are totally out of money. You get 15% faster regular and 3% faster turbo speeds with the 8350.
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March 20, 2013 3:20:32 PM

Yeah, if you're not going to OC get the 8350, and if you decide to OC later, you'll just have the capability to OC a little bit more with the 8350.
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March 20, 2013 3:24:29 PM

fx6300 and better gpu. is what i'm going to do. if its gaming only it will be much better. get the 660ti
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March 20, 2013 3:29:50 PM

If he cannot run his game on a Radeon 7870...then there are some serious issues. FX-6300 is a great chip...but he is already getting a card on par with a GTX670 +/-
March 20, 2013 3:36:21 PM

8350rocks said:
If he cannot run his game on a Radeon 7870...then there are some serious issues. FX-6300 is a great chip...but he is already getting a card on par with a GTX670 +/-


what?
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March 20, 2013 3:44:44 PM

Enderegg said:
8350rocks said:
If he cannot run his game on a Radeon 7870...then there are some serious issues. FX-6300 is a great chip...but he is already getting a card on par with a GTX670 +/-


what?


The OP's build includes a Radeon 7870 WITH an FX8320/8350...he would have to go to a 7950 to do better...7870 +/- = GTX 670. Radeon 7870>GTX 660Ti
March 20, 2013 3:47:19 PM

8350rocks said:
Enderegg said:
8350rocks said:
If he cannot run his game on a Radeon 7870...then there are some serious issues. FX-6300 is a great chip...but he is already getting a card on par with a GTX670 +/-


what?


The OP's build includes a Radeon 7870 WITH an FX8320/8350...he would have to go to a 7950 to do better...7870 +/- = GTX 670. Radeon 7870>GTX 660Ti


wrong:
7850<660<7870<7950<660ti

passmark says the same and bunch of other places
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March 20, 2013 3:50:24 PM

Enderegg said:
8350rocks said:
Enderegg said:
8350rocks said:
If he cannot run his game on a Radeon 7870...then there are some serious issues. FX-6300 is a great chip...but he is already getting a card on par with a GTX670 +/-


what?


The OP's build includes a Radeon 7870 WITH an FX8320/8350...he would have to go to a 7950 to do better...7870 +/- = GTX 670. Radeon 7870>GTX 660Ti


wrong:
7850<660<7870<7950<660ti

passmark says the same and bunch of other places


Wrong:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1339698/the-eternal-question...
http://teksyndicate.com/news/2012/08/16/nvidia-gtx-660-...
http://www.techspot.com/review/603-best-graphics-cards/...

Radeon 7870 > GTX 660Ti
March 20, 2013 4:01:39 PM

ok. let's stop. are matching cards, 660, 660ti and 7870. i prefer nvidia, you prefer amd. dont care. losing 2 fps doesn't make a difference. ops choise
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March 20, 2013 4:05:42 PM

Enderegg said:
ok. let's stop. are matching cards, 660, 660ti and 7870. i prefer nvidia, you prefer amd. dont care. losing 2 fps doesn't make a difference. ops choise


LOL...did you read the benchmarks for games?

Meh...agree to disagree
March 20, 2013 4:09:12 PM

8350rocks said:
Enderegg said:
ok. let's stop. are matching cards, 660, 660ti and 7870. i prefer nvidia, you prefer amd. dont care. losing 2 fps doesn't make a difference. ops choise


LOL...did you read the benchmarks for games?

Meh...agree to disagree


ok do and think as we wish, that is what i'll do --'
i read a bit more, and all say " the gtx660ti is way to strong to be compared to the 7870" but "if you pretend to overclock, the 7870 will overcome the 660ti"
March 20, 2013 4:56:56 PM

For the price the 7870 is a much better buy than a 660 ti considering the cards are very equal and the 7870 is cheaper. This is a budget build and it is the best for my money.
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March 20, 2013 5:13:13 PM

Enderegg said:
8350rocks said:
Enderegg said:
ok. let's stop. are matching cards, 660, 660ti and 7870. i prefer nvidia, you prefer amd. dont care. losing 2 fps doesn't make a difference. ops choise


LOL...did you read the benchmarks for games?

Meh...agree to disagree


ok do and think as we wish, that is what i'll do --'
i read a bit more, and all say " the gtx660ti is way to strong to be compared to the 7870" but "if you pretend to overclock, the 7870 will overcome the 660ti"


Consider your sources...mine are real world applications using high end popular games...are you ever likely to use a cinema benchmark program? Probably not...will you play BF3? Crysis 3? Probably...

I could care less about movies/etc. I want to know which one gives me the maximum stable frame rate on my favorite games.

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March 20, 2013 5:18:58 PM

Not only this, but if I am going to spend $300 on a GPU I would get a 7950 which outperforms a 660 ti on every game.
March 21, 2013 3:10:18 AM

the 660ti is cheaper than the 7950 and better
March 21, 2013 4:23:34 AM

rabelz said:
My local microcenter has the 8320 for $149.99 and the 8350 for $169.99. I was wondering if the 8350 was worth the extra $20.
The rest of the build has a xfx 7870 2gb OC and 8 Gbs Corsair 1600mhz Dominator if that matters.


Get fx 8350 better and faster at this moment best buy procesor i say.
March 21, 2013 4:32:51 AM

kgb_b0g1 said:
rabelz said:
My local microcenter has the 8320 for $149.99 and the 8350 for $169.99. I was wondering if the 8350 was worth the extra $20.
The rest of the build has a xfx 7870 2gb OC and 8 Gbs Corsair 1600mhz Dominator if that matters.


Get fx 8350 better and faster at this moment best buy procesor i say.


yes... =)
March 21, 2013 8:02:38 AM

For the graphic cards I always go for AMD, reason for why is a bit old story. I used to have two P4 systems with same build exept for the graphics. One had a ATI other had an nvidia. As I remember nVidia card was the best of its line like a geForce 4 ti(not the MX). And the graphic quality, not the frame rates, was alot more better in ATI card in Morrowind. With the ATI card, all the details on the carpets and the cloak, armor you wear were visible while nVidia shows them as if they were blurred. Seeing this I removed the nVidia card and replaced it with an ATI, since then I have been buying ATI-AMD. I haven't cheked it with never cards. Way back all the test magazines were praising ATI for graphics quality while nVidias was getting prases for being faster. And all the graphic guys around was using ATI
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