i3 4330 or AMD fx 6300 ?

Hi, I am upgrading my computer for gaming purposes and I cant decide on which processor to get, i3 4330 or fx 6300. I am pairing this with a 7850. I am going to play games like BF4, COD, and many of the latest games. In my country the i3 is slightly cheaper than the fx 6300 like only a few dollars so you can say they are about the same price. Any advice, guys?, thanks.
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  1. Go with the FX 6300
  2. Definitely the 6300.
  3. FX 6300
  4. I was thinking the same. I mean games like BF4 and crysis 3 all use more than 2 cores and the fx 6300 is overclockable. What do you guys think about this motherboard, MSI 970A-G46?
  5. Yes that motherboard is perfect
  6. That or the Asus M5A97 LE R2.
  7. Scremin34Egl said:
    Hi, I am upgrading my computer for gaming purposes and I cant decide on which processor to get, i3 4330 or fx 6300. I am pairing this with a 7850. I am going to play games like BF4, COD, and many of the latest games. In my country the i3 is slightly cheaper than the fx 6300 like only a few dollars so you can say they are about the same price. Any advice, guys?, thanks.


    Without any doubt FX-6300 is better.even there is no comparison between them
    i3-4330 have 2 physical cores
    FX-6300 have 6 physical cores.

    its much powerful then i3 yeah you have power advantage in i3 but compromise on performance+power.
    for games like BF-4 and COD ghost ..... i3 4330 is very weak option but Fx-6300 will run very smooth if other parts like RAM and GPU are strong enough to play.
    games like BF or COD use 4 core tech to play so you need 4 cores for better calculation.
    moreover FX-6300 have 3x 2mbs of L2 Cache and 8 mbs of L3 cache.
    i3 4330 have 2x 256k L2 cache and 4 mbs of L3 cache.

    how big you have cache that will determine how fast your CPU is streaming data to other parts and its very important in gaming that your CPU have to be fast in data transfer.
    So a 4.0 ghz CPU having 4 mb cache in same line will be slower then a 3.5 ghz 8 mb cache CPU in gaming.

    i3 4330 is a LGA 1150 socket CPU with is haswell one.Haswell motherboards are much more expansive then AM3+ motherboards.
    you can get better build and better options in a AM3+ motherboard in cheaper price then a haswell motherboard.

    This is what i know so i'm helping you at my best. :D

    Remember to select the best answer by clicking "pick as a solution" in the bottom of the post you like.That will help others to make quick solutions of their problems.
    Regards
  8. I think the Asus would be pushing my budget, so I rather stick with the MSI. I heard that the fx 6300 gets hot with the stock cooler. Any recomendations for a good cheap cooler?, and how much can I get out of the fx if I overclock it using an air cooler?, watercooling is way outside my budget.
  9. Scremin34Egl said:
    I think the Asus would be pushing my budget, so I rather stick with the MSI. I heard that the fx 6300 gets hot with the stock cooler. Any recomendations for a good cheap cooler?, and how much can I get out of the fx if I overclock it using an air cooler?, watercooling is way outside my budget.


    its better to go for Gigabyte then MSI.
    Cooler mast hyper 212 evo or noctua D-14 will be better and enough for better cooling.:D
  10. Noctuas can get expensive so a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO will do just as good
  11. Scremin34Egl said:
    I think the Asus would be pushing my budget, so I rather stick with the MSI. I heard that the fx 6300 gets hot with the stock cooler. Any recomendations for a good cheap cooler?, and how much can I get out of the fx if I overclock it using an air cooler?, watercooling is way outside my budget.


    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/skw
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/skw/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/skw/benchmarks/

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $99.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-13 03:49 EST-0500)
  12. Scremin34Egl said:
    I think the Asus would be pushing my budget, so I rather stick with the MSI. I heard that the fx 6300 gets hot with the stock cooler. Any recomendations for a good cheap cooler?, and how much can I get out of the fx if I overclock it using an air cooler?, watercooling is way outside my budget.


    Anonymous said:
    Noctuas can get expensive so a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO will do just as good


    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/leG9
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/leG9/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/leG9/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $247.94
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-13 03:51 EST-0500)
  13. Quote:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/leG9
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/leG9/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/leG9/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $247.94
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-13 03:51 EST-0500)


    Where I live that board is a whooping 221 dollars:ouch:. Way too much for my budget. PC components in my country is quite expensive. I think I should consider emmigrating one day. I mean you guys can build pretty mean machines at quite a cheap price.

    Anyways how about a Deepcool GammaXX 300?, any good?, and would you consider the MSI board?, because thats like the cheapest I could find
  14. The MSI board is a great deal, I'd go with that. There is nothing wrong with it if you're on a budget.
  15. ewok93 said:
    The MSI board is a great deal, I'd go with that. There is nothing wrong with it if you're on a budget.


    Ok, what do you think about this cooler, Deepcool GammaXX 300 (link below). Can I get good clocks with it?, im not looking to go hardcore overclocking.

    http://
  16. Scremin34Egl said:
    ewok93 said:
    The MSI board is a great deal, I'd go with that. There is nothing wrong with it if you're on a budget.


    Ok, what do you think about this cooler, Deepcool GammaXX 300 (link below). Can I get good clocks with it?, im not looking to go hardcore overclocking.

    http://

    Looks good its just like Hyper evo 212.go for it. :d
  17. That will get you pretty nice overclocks. The 6300 can get around 400mhz on stock, you should be able to get 1ghz with that.
  18. That will get you pretty nice overclocks. The 6300 can get around 400mhz on stock, you should be able to get 1ghz with that.
  19. When overclocking do I have to increase the voltage on the chip?, is there a risk of damaging it?, can I do it without increasing the voltage?
  20. You can probably get 600-800mhz without increasing the voltage. Increase it about 200 mhz at a time, run Prime95 for a couple hours, if the temps are fine, increase it, if it crashes but the temps aren't high, increase the voltage a little bit, and just slowly increase the voltage and clock speed until you hit around 70c after 2 hours of Prime95, and that's about as high as your OC goes.
  21. You can probably get 600-800mhz without increasing the voltage. Increase it about 200 mhz at a time, run Prime95 for a couple hours, if the temps are fine, increase it, if it crashes but the temps aren't high, increase the voltage a little bit, and just slowly increase the voltage and clock speed until you hit around 70c after 2 hours of Prime95, and that's about as high as your OC goes.
  22. ewok93 said:
    You can probably get 600-800mhz without increasing the voltage. Increase it about 200 mhz at a time, run Prime95 for a couple hours, if the temps are fine, increase it, if it crashes but the temps aren't high, increase the voltage a little bit, and just slowly increase the voltage and clock speed until you hit around 70c after 2 hours of Prime95, and that's about as high as your OC goes.


    Ok, not bad, im thinking about buying a powersupply for my 7850. Will this Thermaltake LitePower 550W do?, I hope it not too 'Lite' on power :D, just curious about the name.
  23. I'd get a more powerful one like a 750 to be on the safe side when overclocking.
  24. Ok, I have heard some bad news about the MSI 970A-G46. I did a google search and found this thread http://

    Is it true that if later on I upgrade to an fx 8320, it wont be able to support it?. I also heard that the power phases isn't too good for overclocking. It also doesn't have a heatsink on the MOSFETS. I have seen allot of AMD board that use this type of power phase but is it really that bad?
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