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990fxa-ud7 with FX 8120 or Z77X-UP7 with Core i5?

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I just want to hear your opinion about these two thumb.gif
I'm going to get the ax750, a gtx 690 a 480gb force gs ssd and the 800d.
If I would get the 990fxa, I would put 16gb's of dominator gt ram in it and if I would get the Z77X, I would get 8gb's or regular dominator ram biggrin.gif
As far as cooling is concerned, both cpu's will get cooled by my 9900 max with blue led's:3
wich one do you think is best?

990fxa

z77x


Please take the time to write an answer on this thread wink.gif thank you!
Edited by overclockmonkey - 11/8/12 at 12:02pm
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This won't end well.

What are you using it for? if for Gaming, what resolution?
For gaming at/above 1080p, either config won't make a difference. They'll perform about the same with newer titles and the i5 taking the lead in older ones.

If gaming only, My vote goes for the i5/UP7.
For work loads and gaming, get the 8320 instead of the 8120 with the UD7
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Hi, you could quite possibly be asking for a war by asking that question. I just saw another thread just tore up over wether a 8-Core AMD is better than a 4 core i5.

It's going to be opinions all over the place. Personally I have been an AMD die hard for about 10 yrs. But I have just now switched sides and am a fan of Intel. Personally I do not think that an OC'd 8120 is going to be better than an OC'd i5 K series. I don't know how far people are getting those 8 core AMDs but I was seeing something like 4GHz and with an i5 4.5GHz is cake walk.

I also prefer some of the features the Intel boards have. For example the integrated video can encode things for you extremely fast even if you are using a dedicated GPU. The Virtua MVP software is very interesting. The SSD caching of normal hard drives is amazing. I use it and love it.

It is going to come down to preference both are quite capable systems but I still think Intel has the lead.
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What are you using it for? if for Gaming, what resolution?

only 1080p gaming and some editing, both cpu's are enough for me.
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I also prefer some of the features the Intel boards have. For example the integrated video can encode things for you extremely fast even if you are using a dedicated GPU. The Virtua MVP software is very interesting. The SSD caching of normal hard drives is amazing.

Sadly I will not use any features that the intel board has ...
I'm actually just looking for a CPU that handles my 690 (and some editing) and a board that looks good. I really don't care about the amd vs intel stuff smile.gif
Edited by overclockmonkey - 11/8/12 at 12:22pm
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..... and a board that looks good. ...

Check these out (Z77 boards):
MSI MPower
EVGA FTW
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Check these out (Z77 boards):
MSI MPower
EVGA FTW

I already have the EVGA board in my second rig! LOL ( with an i3 and a 660ti biggrin.gif )
and I don't like the msi board...
Edited by overclockmonkey - 11/8/12 at 1:49pm
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Check these out (Z77 boards):
MSI MPower
EVGA FTW

I already have the EVGA board in my second rig! LOL ( with an i3 and a 660ti biggrin.gif )
and I don't like the msi board...

Wow then I would put an i5 in that... also there is someone in classifieds that wants to trade an i3/i5 non k series for his i5 k series.
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Wow then I would put an i5 in that... also there is someone in classifieds that wants to trade an i3/i5 non k series for his i5 k series.

I still need this system like it is for lan parties, I wanted to replace my main system with one of these two boards and better hardware, that's why I opened this thread, not to upgrade a second machine that is already enough powerful for the games we play at lan parties wink.gif
Edited by overclockmonkey - 11/8/12 at 2:21pm
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No comparison here...

The i5 is, overall, the faster and more efficient processor. The -UP7 is unnecessary and stupid expensive. Get the -UD5H or the -UP5.

If you decide on AMD, get the FX-8320 over the 8120. Revised FX processors are superior to first generation FX processors.

Between the FX-8320/8350 and i5, the 3570K will be faster in games and lightly threaded applications. In heavily threaded applications, the FX processor will be faster although the 3570K is no slouch in these same tasks.
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i5 all the way, I've built a FX8120 rig for a client there quick but a i5 would be the best all round CPU and sit better in a gaming rig in my opinion.
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