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Poll Results: Which Processor should i get?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 26% of voters (42)
    Amd 8350
  • 19% of voters (31)
    Intel Core i7-3820
  • 1% of voters (2)
    Amd 8150
  • 57% of voters (93)
    Intel Core i7-3770K
161 Total Votes  
post #31 of 135
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post #32 of 135
The op said his main focus was gaming. Why the hell is there a total of 11 votes for AMD chips?
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Is there a huge difference between the 3820 i7 and teh 3770k i7? from what i have heard the 3820 is cooler in oc?

You should probably take this over to the intel forum. You're sure to get more exposure there.
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3770k is faster the than the 3820 clock for clock but with X79 you get a better upgrade path for the future and more PCI-E 3.0 lanes.
    
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The op said his main focus was gaming. Why the hell is there a total of 11 votes for AMD chips?

Because only close minded fools would be stupid enough to overlook AMD for gaming..... rolleyes.gif
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post #36 of 135
If you're only doing gaming just go with a 3570k over the 3770k, unless you need the HT for audio/video/CAD sort of processing power that extra threads would matter. Games are not quite yet there, although some data is coming about efficenty using a HT CPU over a non HT CPU, but benefit is minimal. I opted not to wait for Ivy and went with a 2600k which still performs just fine against it's 3rd gen cousin. AMD CPUs are just not the best value IMHO, unless you're building a cheap gaming rig that you'll just upgrade in 2 years. Look at the long term factor as to what will allow you to swap out GPUs and not have the CPU become a bottleneck on your performance.
post #37 of 135
if you go to a 3820, you go into x79 territory for E based processors, a totally different socket but you can upgrade in the future, if of course you have the money (and it looks like you do lol). Generally, the 3770k is a bit faster than the 3820, but again with the 3820 being a 2011 socket, you can upgrade to a 3930k (hexacore, 12 threads) from there etc, but again you wont see a performance difference in games after a 3570k. the 3770k "might" (with it's ht cores) speed up the ripping, not to sure about that one, but I know it will encode faster because of hyper threading, of course if the program likes multiple threads.
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you can convert and render videos, but most of that is GPU dependant correct?
Not neccesarily, it really depends on the program and what it uses to accelerate (cuda, open cl, etc.). If not the CPU will be dependent in that case.
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You are correct in that a person can spend the money on whatever they want. But watercooling is pricey (I'm on my 4th fully watercooled rig and know what I am talking about), so I think it is wisest to try and get the greatest longevity outof the blocks, etc. Although this applies to gpu's more than cpu's.
The AMD processor might keep up when it is heavily overclocked, but a 3770k at 4.0 GHz is not oc'ed much. Run those numbers when it is at 4.5-4.8 and it will pull ahead. If you compare them at stock clocks (which seems fairer than running mismatched oc's) the 8350 loses.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/697?vs=551
We are all better off if AMD can compete with Intel. I ran AMD cpu's when they were better, but I switched when that changed.
Cheers

No doubt! Water cooling is fun as hell, especially when you do it on the cheap (see my bucket watercooling). I have no doubt that an i7 at 4.5 can outperform an 8320 at 5.0, but were all forgetting that AMD currently has nothing intended to compete the i7, hence the $120 price difference. Too many people also overlook the fact that an upgrade in GPU will have a more significant and direct impact on gaming than a CPU. If im on any kind of a budget that does not allow for a 7970 or a 680, but allows for a 3770k, then I got my build priorities ass backwards. Who can disagree that an 8320+7970 makes for a better gaming rig than a 3770+7870?

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Yeah, but OP has already decided on the 2 GPU's and only needed advice on what CPU to get.
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