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For a Very Low Budget Video Editing and Multitasking Computer, should I get the AMD FX-6300 or Intel i3-4130?

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May 1, 2014 4:22:37 PM

I'm starting up my own Youtube channel playing video games and will be recording with an Elgato game capture HD from my PS3. One of the system requirements to record in HD is 8GB of RAM, and I already have a 700W PSU. Also, the motherboard needs an HDMI port. I'm trying to keep the cost as low as possible while having decent performance.

So essentially I need a case, CPU, motherboard, RAM and an HDD. I just can't decide on a CPU. Should I get the AMD FX-6300 which features 6 cores and might be faster for processing video files in some applications, or the Intel Core i3-4130? The i3-4130 also has better integrated graphics (HD 4400) which may be better for working with 1080P video. I also have two 320MB 8800 GTs and one 640MB 8800 GT but they've been in a box for a while and I don't know if they work. Would an APU be a better option?

Here is my current build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Bwbk
May 1, 2014 6:11:26 PM

Bump, anyone?
a b 4 Gaming
May 1, 2014 6:18:09 PM

What is your budget? I'll make a good list for you on pcpartpicker
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May 2, 2014 12:36:21 PM

mamamia13 said:
What is your budget? I'll make a good list for you on pcpartpicker


Just try to keep it as low as possible while not downgrading from the current pcpartpicker link I posted. Don't go much higher than what it is already.
a b 4 Gaming
May 2, 2014 12:59:31 PM

Personally, I would go with the APU because the graphics are almost twice as better than Intel integrated graphics. Could actually play some MMOs on it or the like. At least that option would be there if you wanted it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A78M-HD+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($59.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $331.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-02 15:57 EDT-0400)

Here are some benchmarks that show the 6800K and the 4130 very similar in multicore performance.

Intel Core i3 4130 vs AMD A10 6800K
a b 4 Gaming
May 2, 2014 1:23:06 PM

The FX 6300 has no integrated graphics , and all the available mb's that do use the older 760G chipset . That will run an FX processor but it does not support all the features and power profiles of FX chips . Effectively that means not much overclocking , and higher power usage . It also usually means lack of features .

But if you can live with those compromises the FX is faster than the i3 at encoding

Probably though , I'd get the i3 , and a budget H81 motherboard

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