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1. FX 8350, needs 4.5Ghz to match i5@2.5 for gaming
2. You can always, get Pentium G540, to last you a bit its ok for casual gaming, and then when you get money in few months get i5, or you can get locked i5 now, which will still beat/match even overclocked 8350, which is alot faster then then cpu you want to buy (FX-6300)
3. AMD is not only inferior regaridng CPU speed, as a whole you get much less for similar price, worst SATA controllers, worst USB controllers, worst drivers, worst everything.

I wouldn't go that far. When I benched my old Deneb 955 x4 against a 2500k, the Intel at 2.5 was faster then the AMD at 4.0. Your statement regarding the 8350 is certainly not true, especially not for multi threaded tasks.
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I should say for gaming, my bad.
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It's a well know fact that the AM3+ CPU's have awful single theaded IPC performance. Much like server chips, they thrive and flourish in multi threaded applications.
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To be honest, I'd wait until it dies and try to save enough for an i5. Other than that I can't really help you.
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frown.gif Maybe the upgrade bug has hit and he's just feeling out the market. No need to slam the door on him.
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I wouldn't go that far. When I benched my old Deneb 955 x4 against a 2500k, the Intel at 2.5 was faster then the AMD at 4.0. Your statement regarding the 8350 is certainly not true, especially not for multi threaded tasks.
Yeah, the FX 8350 has been shown in a very well put together thread here on OCN to be slightly better than the 3570k in some games and slightly worse in others. The difference comes when you throw Crossfire or SLI into the mix. The 990FX chipset just chokes on multi-GPU configs.
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It's a well know fact that the AM3+ CPU's have awful single theaded IPC performance. Much like server chips, they thrive and flourish in multi threaded applications.

Yep. For a CPU+mobo on a $250 budget, the ridiculous rendering muscle of Vishera dominates. Notice, that's in rendering and other multi-threaded apps. For the graphic/video designer/editor on a budget, the FX-8320 is your best friend. biggrin.gif
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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the input. Keep in mind, gaming is not the top priority. Let me rephrase my question:

I have $300 to spend on a mobo, CPU and ram. What is my best option?
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CPU
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IMO by far the best for the money....
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CPU
MB
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IMO by far the best for the money....

I disagree completely. For a gaming only budget build maybe.
Ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820576006
Mobo. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138341
CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113285&Tpk=8320

For some gaming and a lot of other things.
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You can disagree as much as you like, AMD rig is a mistake, even locked i5 based rig is better then unlocked 8350, its NOT only about raw CPU power, its about better chipset/drivers/USB/SATA controllers (native Intel)

While you think you will "save up" some money on AMD/8350, if you buy rig from scratch, for overclocked 8350, you will need to pay at least 30$ more for more powerful PSU, and you will spend the same money and even more on electricity bills so no there are no savings at all with AMD on a long run!
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Most people are already buying a PSU that exceeds their needs. Your alleged "requirement to pay $30 more for a PSU to handle the 8350" is ridiculous. It implies that PSU buyers will choose "barely enough", which is unhealthy for such reasons as efficiency and reliability.

 

Also, whatever superiority Intel has in their chipsets is not significant. Intel chipsets currently offer PCI-E 3.0, but this offers very little benefit in terms of supplying graphics cards with the needed bandwidth. AMD actually has a superior USB 3.0 offering as it is integrated into the Southbridge. There are also more SATAIII ports available from SB950 than natively from Z77.

 

My recommendation at this budget:

AMD FX-6300 - $130 shipped [NCIX]

ASUS M5A99X EVO - $115 shipped, $95 after rebate [Newegg]
2x4GB DDR3-1600 - $30 shipped [NCIX]

 

By the way, at the suggestion above: I recommend staying far away from Pareema memory, they do not appear to offer any warranty. Plus DDR3-1600 costs less.


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