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  • 30% (3)
    FM2 A10- 5800k
  • 70% (7)
    AM3+ FX -8320
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post #11 of 13
You should grab a single more powerful card instead of two mid range cards. 7950 or 7970 would be good. Also, if you can splurge for an i5, it will be better for you in the long run when you want to run dual cards
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post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by Casey Ryback View Post

Of course it will handle a couple of cards, but as most are obsessed by benchmarks they will tell you to buy intel.
There's nothing wrong with the AMD option you can get a good value x8 that can OC (8320), for the same price as intel's locked processors.
There's no fun for an enthusiast in a locked cpu.
As stated maybe step up to a 7950 and add another later.
Not sure why you were considering FM2 cpu's they're not worth it for gaming, and are primarily designed for HTPC's etc

He's going to micro center where the 3570K is cheaper then PD. Also Google a sli/xfire review with an 8350 over 4.8ghz. Pd was 30-40fps slower then a 4.5ghz 3570K. So many people are so biased against Intel that they'll push people to worse performing amd setups for more money. The Intel setup is faster and cheaper then the pd setup and will perform a lot better with a 2 card setup.
Edited by Stay Puft - 10/29/12 at 9:16pm
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post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by Stay Puft View Post

He's going to micro center where the 3570K is cheaper then PD. Also Google a sli/xfire review with an 8350 over 4.8ghz. Pd was 30-40fps slower then a 4.5ghz 3570K. So many people are so biased against Intel that they'll push people to worse performing amd setups for more money. The Intel setup is faster and cheaper then the pd setup and will perform a lot better with a 2 card setup.

+1

Where I am you have to pay more for the 3570k.

Fully aware of the intel's increased performance, but wasn't aware the gap was so big.......ouch.
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