Originally Posted by ebduncan
the 4770k and 3770k are so much better in starcraft, better in 95% in games because most games don't use 8 cores. I said 4570k or a 4770k, you directly assumed i meant 4770k. I also said about the same price. I don't lack performance on the Ud3.
Lets be realistic here. Using newegg for a workstation computer.
The I5-4570k system totals 664$
It includes a 3tb hard drive, a 64 gb ssd, quality 380 watt psu, 8gb ram, and a high quality motherboard (ASUS Z87-PLUS 159$)
Note: No graphics card, 380 watt psu, stock cooling
The Fx 8350 totals 779$
System with the same hard drives, ram.
ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 is the motherboard (189$), quality 500 watt psu (59.99) , graphics card AMD 5450 (29.99), and a better cpu cooler cooler master 212evo (39.99)
Note the cpu cooler isn't exactly needed, but lets face it the amd cooling solution is loud and annoying. Hence being realistic.
Say your a gamer, and want a better graphic card for each, and throw in a 7970. The haswell system is still cheaper. The stock intel cooler is sufficient for stock clocks and isn't loud and annoying.
Yes you could cheap out on a motherboard with the AMD system, and forget the upgraded cpu cooler, and you would be around the Haswell system price. You can also cheap out on the haswell motherboard as well. I know many of you would argue the haswell 4570k would be slower than the 8350, I won't agree with that statement at all, they are pretty even with the edge going to the haswell system again because most things cannot take advantage of all 8 cores.
Point being if your buying a new system today from scratch it makes more sense to go with Intel. If you have a motherboard that supports the 8350 already then by all means its a solid upgrade option.