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In three minutes, I crafted this CPU/MOBO/RAM build as a counterpoint to your assertion that it would take $700 for an Intel build comparable to your $450 AMD rig:

Intel Core i5-3570K - $220 shipped @ Newegg
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H - $140 shipped @ Newegg
Corsair Vengeance 2x8GB DDR3-1600 - $94 shipped @ Newegg
Total: $454

I could've "cheated" and used a discounted Microcenter i7-based build to shame you further, but Newegg is more accessible to the masses.

When you subtract the $10-$20 of incremental costs saved by buying a power supply 100w less than what you'd need for an AMD build, and then 1¢ for every hour you use it (based on a ~100w power usage difference and 10¢ per kilowatt-hour cost of electricity), it doesn't require a doctorate in mathematics to figure out which build is faster and more cost-efficient.
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hahaha that is not an equivalent motherboard http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Sabertooth-X79-Intel-Motherboard/dp/B0061XSBZG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1364847874&sr=8-1&keywords=asus+sabertooth+x79 is an equivalent motherboard and to point it out $334.68 alone for the equivalent intel motherboard vs amd version at $179.98 http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-SABERTOOTH-990FX-R2-0-Motherboard/dp/B008YDJHWM/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1364847965&sr=1-1&keywords=asus+sabertooth+990fx+r2.0
so PLZ do your research properly the gigabyt board you linked is by no meens equal to the asus sabertooth 990fx r2.0
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For gaming the 3570k is the price/performance king... and that is just pure fact.

Why buy an FX CPU and have great performance in highly threaded games when you can buy a 3570k and have great performance no matter what the game.
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I also want to point out the board you linked in no way is it even near the asus sabertooth 990fx r2.0 military grade and 5yr warranty and designed for overclocking the board you linked is not designed for very much overclocking and add to it doesn not have abilkity to run quad sli / crossfire so the board you linked is like a barebones board compared to a high end motherboard.
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I also want to point out the board you linked in no way is it even near the asus sabertooth 990fx r2.0 military grade and 5yr warranty and designed for overclocking the board you linked is not designed for very much overclocking and add to it doesn not have abilkity to run quad sli / crossfire so the board you linked is like a barebones board compared to a high end motherboard.

That board can run Quad-SLI and Quad-Fire...

And I wouldn't go using that as a negative when the CPU you'll be dropping into the 990FX won't have the guts to push more then one GPU anyway...
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in a lot of cases the amd fx 8350 either beats the 3570k or it is within a few usualy single digits away from it in fps( and is far cheaper all around) with same gpu and such when you add the optimizations/patches the fx then jumps ahead even more.
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That board can run Quad-SLI and Quad-Fire...

And I wouldn't go using that as a negative when the CPU you'll be dropping into the 990FX won't have the guts to push more then one GPU anyway...

Misinformation from you.. Again..
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you are false on your accusations about the fx 8350 being unable to push more than one gpu there is a test done on this site where this was tested and well it was in top tier scores with quad crossfire 7970 gpu's so I think you need to do more research.
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you are false on your accusations about the fx 8350 being unable to push more than one gpu there is a test done on this site where this was tested and well it was in top tier scores with quad crossfire 7970 gpu's so I think you need to do more research.

You're talking about the Unigine Heaven Benchmark Thread right?

The FX8350 got the lowest score of all the Quad-Fire 7970's in the thread rolleyes.gif
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is a link to this website testing it slightly falls behind the intel in crossfire http://www.overclock.net/t/1333027/amd-fx-8350-vs-i5-3570k-delidded-single-gpu-and-crossfire-gpu
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