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i7-3820 vs AMD FX-6200. Need help choosing

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Not sure which is the better build. Looking to do high graphics gaming at 1280x1024 resolution may use it on my tv if i get bored, which is 1080p. Looking for little to no lag and great multi-tasking (gaming + internet searching on secondary monitor + audio streaming).

Proposed Build:

Case - Thermaltake V9 BlacX (75.00) (own it)

Power Supply - Cooler Master Silent Pro M850 ($129.99) (own it)

CPU - Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz LGA2011 Quad - $299.99 (if Intel)
AM3+ AMD FX-6200 6 Core 3.8GHz - $151.05 (if AMD)

Mobo - ASUS Rampage IV Gene X79 - $279.99 (if Intel)
Mobo - ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ - $229.99 (if AMD)

Hard Drive - 1TB WD Caviar Black 64MB Cache 6.0Gb/s ($109.99)

GPU - DIAMOND 7870PE52G Radeon HD 7870 - $254.99

RAM - G.SKILL Sniper Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 1600MHz - $84.99

Price Difference:
Intel - $1,164.94
AMD - $1,036.00

The AMD setup is $128.94 cheaper, but I dont know how much of a difference it will be in performance. It is hard for me (with my limited knowledge) to compare these builds because it is a quad core vs a six core processor. I dont know too much about the six core processors and I have used Intel since my first computer, so AMD would be new to me as well... Not trying to start an AMD vs Intel debate, just wondering what the best bang for my buck is and which build would perform better.

Thnks, all info is greatly appreciated.
Edited by Animag771 - 2/6/13 at 2:37am
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post #2 of 37
You don't need help choosing between the 2 systems because the i7-3820 is clearly a better option.
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post #3 of 37
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Originally Posted by sage101 View Post

You don't need help choosing between the 2 systems because the i7-3820 is clearly a better option.


Concur. Hell, one could make an argument for going with the 3820 instead of a 3930k. OP needs a new screen!
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The i7-3820 is a much more capable processor. The socket 1155 i5's are better gaming CPUs than any existing AMD options. I have an 8 "core" AMD CPU, the performance is not as high as my i5 (in gaming). And actually the two are pretty closely matched in converting video files, where the AMD has a slight edge in having more cores.
post #5 of 37
I would go with a socket 1155 mother board and processor they are much cheaper than the 2011 set up and will still be way more powerful than the AMD.
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post #6 of 37
No comparison, 3820.

I have systems with 2500K, 3930K and one I just finished with 3750K. If I were building a midrange rig, it would be based on the 3750K, especially if you have a Microcenter near you which means you'll get $50 off any Z77 board.

I'd personally get more in the range of a $180 mobo and use the extra money for a 128GB SSD. Microcenter has Crucial M4 128GB right now for $79 AR. Will make much more difference to your system than an overpriced mobo.
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I would go with a socket 1155 mother board and processor they are much cheaper than the 2011 set up and will still be way more powerful than the AMD.

I agree, Z77 motherboards are cheaper than X79 and 3770K consumes less power than 3820. So get good Z77 motherboard and 3770K. 3570K is also good option, especially from Microcenter (189$).
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If your most intensive task will be gaming, I would not go past a i5 3570K, as most games don't really need hyperthreading, just like windows don't need it for decent multitasking: a quad core i5 does the job quite respectfully.

The SB-E platform - as it has been discussed many times before - is aimed for specific applications, and the 3820 - especially for this price you mention - doesn't worth it over any LGA 1155 i7 CPU.
I got mine for $220 and saved $50 of the Mobo when I bundled them in MC about a month ago, but I did it solely on the possibility for a 6 or 8 core CPU drop-in upgrade, something the vast majority of current and future games will probably won't favor).

In either case, going for expensive motherboards etc is not really wise, unless you know specifically that this will favor your Overclocking potential. If you don't plan on O/C, then it is almost a waste. Almost all manufacturers provide perfectly stable and usable products for stock speeds, even @ entry level pricing.

Saving some money here and there to get a more complete system, perhaps a better monitor, SSD etc will give you more satisfaction and performance out of your 1st build.

I would claim that for the average gamer, getting either an AMD FX or i5/i7 would not mean much...paired with a decent GPU, 1080p gaming will be very good: most games are heavily GPU limited anyways.
That said, the AMD chips have the edge in budget limited configs, where the Intel chips have the absolute performance edge - IMHO not enough for all the fuss you read @ the forums. at least for games.

The way you have your CPU/Mobo options laid out, you are comparing apples with oranges, as pretty much the only real limitation is budget: your's is not fixed.
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Well it looks like I'm going for the Intel build then. I understand that I don't need such an expensive mobo, but I do like that it has so much room for future improvement along with raid support (I intend to do a 1+0 raid setup in the future). It has a lot for a micro-atx. Sadly the big problem is, I'm a sucker for red... I know that I am pretty much paying for it to be red (damn me and my red/black build) but even if i dont use all of its features it will be nice to have in case i ever do decide to. I looked at the 1155 socket possibilities but it isnt that much cheaper for what you get. So I think I will spend the extra money to get the more up to date cpu. Thank you all for your quick responses and great info.

P.S. I like my screens tongue.gif anything bigger than my two 17" wouldnt fit my desk and would probably just give me a headache lol
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post #10 of 37
Bump the processor to a 8120 and the video card to a 7950. It will be faster than the intel setup and will still cost less. Then again you should wait until the piledriver processor comes out.
    
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