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i5 4440 vs FX 8320

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January 29, 2014 1:01:49 AM

Please help me choose between following pc conf.:
My monitor is 1080p. I will use the PC for video editing and gaming. Both conf. are the same price. And do you think that this PSU will be enough if i upgrade the GPU to R9 280X ?

1. CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 (3.1 GHz, 6 MB cache)
Motherboard : ASUS H81M-K /1150
RAM: 2x4GB DDR3 1600 MHz
1T SG SATA 6G/7200/64M_2Y
GPU: SAPPHIRE R9 270 2G GDDR5
PSU: Cooler Master B500W
LG GH24NS95 DVD RW

2. CPU: AMD FX 8320 3.50 GHz
Motherboard : MSI 760GMA-P34
RAM: 8 GB DDR3 1333 MHz
500 GB 7200 rpm
GPU: AMD HD 7870 2 GB OC
PSU: 550 W
DVD±RW Double layer

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January 29, 2014 1:07:11 AM

Build number 2 should be better at video editing and there arent the big differences in gaming, so I would recommend build 2(might want to invest in some faster ram if you are going to be rendering alot)-
January 29, 2014 2:44:29 AM

Nice thinkin man while picking those parts, i'd go with the fx 8320 and change the vga to r9 270
ufortunately you cant upgrade the vga because the wattage may not be sufficient
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January 29, 2014 3:11:14 AM

Core i5-4440
DDR3 1600 4GBx2
STAT3 128GB SSD + SATA3 500GB HD
GPU R9 270 2GB GDDR5





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January 29, 2014 3:13:00 AM

Build 2 with faster ram. 1333 vs 1800 can shave off several minutes of rendering times. Also the FX will destroy the intel in 2 pass encoding.
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January 29, 2014 5:33:53 AM

Take AMD one. PSU will be enough for upgrade for real, people really overestimate power requirements nowadays.
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January 29, 2014 6:42:02 AM

What program are you using for editing? Many can use the GPU for acceleration which makes the CPU choice irrelevant. Using the GPU will be much faster.
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January 29, 2014 6:59:33 AM

i don't think I would try running a 125w fx on that motherboard.
January 29, 2014 8:34:21 AM

dacquesta1 said:
i don't think I would try running a 125w fx on that motherboard.


Why
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January 29, 2014 8:36:28 AM

no vrm heatsinks, they may overheat under load and cause throttling. does it have to be micro atx?
January 29, 2014 8:55:13 AM

I purchased 1 week ago the FX 8320, had a q9550 before that.
The difference was huge and the fx 8320 is fast as hell when it comes to rendering.
The 550W will be plenty i guess because in my case i have a 550W Fortron raider 80+ bronze
and the cpu is overclocked to 4.81Ghz, the gpu is 7870 which is overclocked at 1200/1380
and i havent seen a single throttle in the performance, battlefield 4/3 and many other cpu intensive games
run without any stutter or anything, so go with the second build!
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January 29, 2014 8:57:54 AM

I love my 8320 it is quick..you have this motherboard and it works fine? MSI 760GMA-P34
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January 29, 2014 10:00:12 AM

dacquesta1 said:
no vrm heatsinks, they may overheat under load and cause throttling. does it have to be micro atx?


Nah they'll be fine at stock and a tiny overclock. No worries.
January 29, 2014 11:21:52 AM

dacquesta1 said:
no vrm heatsinks, they may overheat under load and cause throttling. does it have to be micro atx?


So i found this for the same price:
CPU: FX 6300
ASROCK AMD 970 Pro3/AM3+
16 GB DDR3 1600
Radeon HD 7870 2GB GDDR5
1500GB 7200 SATA III
PSU: 600W
Do you think that this is better from the 1 and 2 conf. ? And whit this MB i think i can go with FX 8320 later
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January 29, 2014 11:46:55 AM

what is your budget, that will help everyone give you a better idea of what to get. do you plan on overclocking? If you go the amd route I would highly recommend it given how easily the fx8320 overclocks.
January 30, 2014 2:49:12 AM

dacquesta1 said:
what is your budget, that will help everyone give you a better idea of what to get. do you plan on overclocking? If you go the amd route I would highly recommend it given how easily the fx8320 overclocks.

I mean does this MB in my last post is OK for fx 6300 and later for fx 8320 ?
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January 30, 2014 3:37:24 AM

I wouldnt touch an msi motherboard with a barge pole, but that is just my personal opinion. If you can accelerate your video editing with a graphics card, the haswell build is the way to go. It should last you many years.
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