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Intel i5 + Radeon HD 7770 Ghz Edition VS AMD fx-6300 + Radeon HD 7850 1GB

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April 7, 2013 2:15:19 AM

simple question my budget is £430 which of thses 2 builds is better the Intel or the AMD

Intel- http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/jasher11/saved/1rcv
CPU Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core £155.94
Memory Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 £32.99
Storage Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM £38.95
Video Card HIS Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB £81.99
Case NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower £31.18
Power Supply Corsair 430W ATX12V £34.15
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer £11.77
Total: £386.97

no mobo in this build as i couldnt find a compatible one if you can suggest one that would be great (especially if its a cheap one!)

AMD-http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/jasher11/saved/1qZj
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core £104.88
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ £50.39
Memory Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 £32.99
Storage Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM £38.95
Video Card HIS Radeon HD 7850 1GB £124.98
Case Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower £32.74
Power Supply Corsair 430W ATX12V £34.15
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer £11.77
Total: £430.85

everything is included in this build


so which one is better for low-medium end gaming and as a starting PC
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April 7, 2013 2:45:41 AM

Get a little more money and get the i5 with the 7850.
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April 7, 2013 3:16:57 AM

I would lower on the i5. I think it's enough with lowest i5 that you can get, get a z77 from ASRock; you will be able to overclock the cpu which will give you a boost.

i5-config - you can take the HDD that you had in your config however I think 32MB buffer is better than 16MB or 8MB. I added also a Blu-ray player but you can take the on for 12£ and you will come close to 430£.

APU-config - here you have ssd+hdd.

The amd FX version is good however I would take the MC Force 500 as case.
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April 7, 2013 3:59:45 AM

Valentin_N said:
I would lower on the i5. I think it's enough with lowest i5 that you can get, get a z77 from ASRock; you will be able to overclock the cpu which will give you a boost.

i5-config - you can take the HDD that you had in your config however I think 32MB buffer is better than 16MB or 8MB. I added also a Blu-ray player but you can take the on for 12£ and you will come close to 430£.

APU-config - here you have ssd+hdd.

The amd FX version is good however I would take the MC Force 500 as case.


i probably wont go with the APU, however the i5 you suggested actually seems really good. Is the £20 or whatever being spent on the CPU better being spent and getting a better graphics card.

what i mean is is it better to get AMD fx-6300 and radeon 7850 1gb OR Intel i5 3330 and radeon 7770 1gb
which in your opinion would have better gamin performance beacuse both can obviously run microsoft office fine :p 

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April 7, 2013 4:55:29 AM

jasher11 said:
Valentin_N said:
I would lower on the i5. I think it's enough with lowest i5 that you can get, get a z77 from ASRock; you will be able to overclock the cpu which will give you a boost.

i5-config - you can take the HDD that you had in your config however I think 32MB buffer is better than 16MB or 8MB. I added also a Blu-ray player but you can take the on for 12£ and you will come close to 430£.

APU-config - here you have ssd+hdd.

The amd FX version is good however I would take the MC Force 500 as case.


i probably wont go with the APU, however the i5 you suggested actually seems really good. Is the £20 or whatever being spent on the CPU better being spent and getting a better graphics card.

what i mean is is it better to get AMD fx-6300 and radeon 7850 1gb OR Intel i5 3330 and radeon 7770 1gb
which in your opinion would have better gamin performance beacuse both can obviously run microsoft office fine :p 


if your truly in for gaming, then the gpu has top propriety, then go with 7850, but if that's not the case the go for i5 and upgrade the gpu later. Many games are not optimized for more than 2 cores.

I personally would go for the i5-system; the cpu has "true" cores compared to the piledriver, where a module - consists if two cores, is more less like core. Benchmarks have shown that applications that can only utilize one core, do not perform well on the AMD FX cpu. So the intel cpu won't be a bottleneck even for application that only uses one core.

It might be different when Steamroller gets launched as many improvements have been made, and where each core is more like a "core" and not only a part of a core and where the cpu performs better in single core application.

The future games will be better optimized for multi-core processors; both next xbox and PS4 will feature an octa-core cpu.

You could also wait for haswell that has better iGPU and buy a gpu when the 700-series and HD8000-series come out from Nvidia respective AMD.
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April 7, 2013 4:59:53 AM

For a gaming system the 6300 + 7850 every time, 4300 + 7870 LE would be even better.
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April 7, 2013 1:17:58 PM

simon12 said:
For a gaming system the 6300 + 7850 every time, 4300 + 7870 LE would be even better.


6300 is okey but I would not recommend 4300; it might even become a bottleneck for the gpu. The gpu is called Tahiti LE and many called it 7870 XT or similar.
May 17, 2013 2:49:50 PM

fx 8320 and a used card
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