Originally Posted by sugarhell
Its pretty funny that you advice him to buy a 8-core for gaming. Really? The best choice from amd right now is a 6300 for gaming.He can save a lot if he choose this cpu. But from the moment that he wants sli 3770k is the only choice. He even said that he can go to microcenter. For 220 dollar the 3770k its a steal.
your point? BF3 uses my cores... it can't however use HT, HT doesn't work in gaming, CORES however do and the more you have the more you can do. they may not ALL run %100 but at least you can multi-task while gaming. if you live stream your gaming sessions there is no choice but AMD.
for 220 the 3770 is a steal though but only if you can get it, and if the 3770k is 220 then I wonder what the prices of the 8350 and 3570 are as well ( i honestly don't know, honest question)? because my point its the delta in price between the 3570k and 8350 vs the 3770 is NOT worth it. if the 3770 is down to 220 then the 3570 and 8350 should be aroun 150 i'd think and again not worth the extra money that you could spend on an SSD ( which would far outperform the benefits of having HT at the same cost)
I'm not a fanboy of either brand just making sure OP considers all possible solutions that would best suite him. games like BF3 may not use ALL 8 cores but they will use at least 4 of them and that is JUST on the game alone, if your frapping or live-streaming or using vent or ANY other service you'll benefit from having more open cores, HT can't do this but 8 cores can, that is why i said get the 3570k over the 3770 because even with all those background apps the 3770k will benefit you NOTHING over the 3570k. the 3770 is a GREAT chip if you encode, render or video edit where tasks take 8-10 hours to complete one session and can take advantage of HT but if you don't do that all the time it's hard to justify $100 for features you will never use, especially when you can go to another brand (AMD), and get the same performance of the 3770 for $100 less