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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?

DO NOT BUY THE i5! The SMART thing to do would be to save yourself the money and go with an FX-6300, and put that saved cash toward a better GPU. Truth is, you wont notice a difference in the majority of games between the different cpu's you mentioned.

The GA 990XA UD3 is a decent motherboard and should help you get some decent over clocks. And dont be fooled by the some of the members here, the 8120 is a very capable CPU when overclocked.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1210060/fx8120-vs-2500k-benchmark-results
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Personally right now if its purely for gaming the 3570k is the best option if the budget allows, the one question you asked that I didn't see anyone address was being future proof, while the 3570k may be better now there is still another cycle of chips coming for AM3+ so there may be a upgrade option in a year or so that could outperform the 3570k where as buying a 3570k now will leave you no upgrade path really other then buying a 3770k. I personally think it depends on how often he will upgrade, if he will likely upgrade in a year or 2 Id probably go for a AMD, if he wont upgrade for a few years Id probably do a 3570k if the budget allows. Just my opinions and I have nothing against either AMD or Intel as they both make products that fit into different categories. So basically go AMD if you want the possibility of upgrading the chip later without having to change the mobo, Go intel if you want something strong now but will have to change out the mobo to upgrade the chip. Hope this helps some! =D
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DO NOT BUY THE i5! The SMART thing to do would be to save yourself the money and go with an FX-6300, and put that saved cash toward a better GPU. Truth is, you wont notice a difference in the majority of games between the different cpu's you mentioned.
The GA 990XA UD3 is a decent motherboard and should help you get some decent over clocks. And dont be fooled by the some of the members here, the 8120 is a very capable CPU when overclocked.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1210060/fx8120-vs-2500k-benchmark-results

Add heavy emphasis on the WHEN OVERCLOCKED part as I'm highly dissatisfied with the amount of effort it took for me to get my 8120 to finally act like the upgrade it should be to my 955. I'll be damned if I'm not getting my money's worth out of that little b@tch of silicon. mad.gif
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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?

The i5 would be miles better, see this review here http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/FX-8350-vs-Core-i5-3470-CPU-Review/1657/18
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The i5 would be miles better, see this review here http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/FX-8350-vs-Core-i5-3470-CPU-Review/1657/18

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i5

FAIL!

http://www.overclock.net/t/1333027/amd-fx-8350-vs-i5-3570k-single-gpu-and-crossfire-gpu
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For you the FX8150 shouldnt even be an option, take the i5 but I would (just like everyone else) suggest you save a little more and buy the 3570K
 
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3570k.
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http://www.techspot.com/review/608-hitman-absolution-performance-benchmarks/page6.html

http://www.techspot.com/review/615-far-cry-3-performance/page6.html

Look at those links,

I think that is more than enough to convince you that even i5 3470 is a much better option than FX8350 overclocked
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+1 i5 3470. you wouldn't even need a z77 board with that cpu. just get a cheapest h61 board you can find. invest more on the graphics card
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