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Hello everyone how is it going!
So I'm helping a friend build a desktop.
We're stuck on two options :
FX 8150 + GA 990XA UD3/GA 990FXA UD3 ( which brings me to another question, which of those is better for that processor considering he may overclock, also which better for SLI? )
Or:
Core i5 3470 + Z77X D3H
Which of those two combos should be better generally for gaming ( he'll be gaming on a full HD LED Samsung 23'' monitor ) and which will be more future proof, also which will be better generally for overclocking?
Thanks and all help is appreciated.
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post #2 of 79
Don't expect to overclock much on the 3470, I believe it has a locked multiplier at a certain point. The 3570K is only $15 more than the 3470 on newegg. I'd probably say go with the i5 in this case, but why the 8150? You can get a 8320 cheap on newegg, its a better processor.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113285&Tpk=8320
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post #3 of 79
For a brand new build Intel is the only way to go
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Here is my 2cents.gif stick to intel.
post #5 of 79

If you can get a little more cash i5  3570K realy is best you could get.

post #6 of 79
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Okay thanks guys. About the fx 8320, we're buying locally and the 8120 is the one available. I didn't ask about 8320 so I may get it delivered from the capital from the main supplier.
However, is the fx 8320 a better way to go than the i5 3470? Or still the i5 is better?
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post #7 of 79
AMD is build for comfort not for speed. If you're okay with that go AMD. If you're going to go Intel at least save the $15 and get an i5 3570k. However, get what you budget allows.
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3570K. If you're going to be gaming, that thing is beast.
     
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post #9 of 79
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Originally Posted by Skorpian View Post

Okay thanks guys. About the fx 8320, we're buying locally and the 8120 is the one available. I didn't ask about 8320 so I may get it delivered from the capital from the main supplier.
However, is the fx 8320 a better way to go than the i5 3470? Or still the i5 is better?

Get the i5-3570K. You can overclock a i5-3470 to 4GHz with the multiplier though so it's not bad. No matter what you do don't get the 8120. The 8320 is better than a 8120, but I'd still suggest the i5.
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post #10 of 79
If "no one" has made it clear yet, you should get an intel i5 3570k. just to be clear. The FX series has 8 weak cores, and most games dont even benefit from more than 4 cores, so just imagine the performance.
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