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GTX660 SLI, what CPU?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
I have 2 GTX660's
but I don't know what CPU to get to go with these bad boys..
My options are:

i5 3750k (new) with a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H motherboard (new) and 8gb corsair memory for 400euros.

Or

FX 8320 (new)with a asus V formula motherboard and no memory for 320euros (i found this motherboard secondhand)


I'm not looking at power consumption, only the performance/price/problems.

I know that for gaming I'd have to go with the i5. But will it give a huge difference?
Will I have problems with the FX 8320 giving a bottleneck?
And is there any difference in the card's performance using an AMD build or a intel build?

If anyone knows more options, feel free to add some.
post #2 of 6

I've used both AMD and Intel for games. Both would work quite well for you and not be a bottlekneck as they both will overclock fairly well. I will say that my gaming expirience was better on the intel platform though. The faster memory IMC makes a noticible impact on smoothing out gameplay, and increasing your FPS.

 
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Could you give me a rough idea how much differnce i can expect playing games like Battlefield 3? And If i wanna do some recording and editing, am I better off with the FX 8320 for that?
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for gaming the intel core i5 is much faster than AMD FX cpus. get the 3570k with a good cpu cooler like coolermaster hyper 212 plus and overclock it to 4+ Ghz. thumb.gif
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yes, but what about the price difference? And I just arranged that I can get 8gb 1333mhz RAM for free (ofc I'll probably upgrade this later).

I don't plan on doing only gaming. I also want to do some editing and for the editing the FX8320 ends up on top right?
+ I'm gonna use the stock coolers for now and I've heard the i5 3570K stok cooler is rly bad. (maybe the fx8320 stock cooler is too, idk)
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Sorry if necro... I just wanted to say that I have a single GTX660 and an AMD FX8350 and that BF3 is capped at 60 FPS on "high" settings in multiplayer. I do a lot of screencasting/streaming, compiling programs, and the CPU hasn't forced me to move to Intel yet. smile.gif
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