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Intel Xeon or amd fx-8350?

Poll Results: Which Processor should I Choose?

 
  • 50% (46)
    Amd FX-8350
  • 13% (12)
    Intel Xeon
  • 36% (34)
    Intel i5-3570k
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post #1 of 140
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Hey I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to this(still in the process of picking the parts for my first pc build), and new to overclock.net, and I have a question for anyone willing to help. I'm on a budget for this build, and originallly was going to buy a i5-3750k, but ended up deciding that a fx-8350 would be cheaper. I know the i5 is probally a better buy in terms of performance, but the am3+ socket is supposedly going to be supported for the next 2 years and I'm trying to future proof this rig to last me through college if possible. I heard that you can buy an intel xeon for much less for a comparable i7, but doesn't come with the built in graphics(doesn't concern me because I'm planning on getting the MSI radeon 7970 lightning edition). What do you think? Should I go with the 8350 in terms of future upgradability and overclocking? Or would an overclock on an i5-3750k perform enough to last me a long while? And is the intel Xeon worth looking at even though I wouldn't really be able to upgrade off that ad the kinda tricky overclocking?

I'll be thankfull for any help I could get:thumb:
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post #2 of 140
what are you planning on using your computer for? gaming? video editing/rendering? a mix of both? because that will determine what processor to get
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post #3 of 140

IMO both the i5 and the FX 8350 are powerful enough to last a long time.

 

If you want to be able to upgrade later keep the 8350. If you want more numbers get the i5.

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Thread Starter 
I'm looking at doing a good bit of gaming and using the sdk's for game engines such as cryengine 3 and source

I've also debated waiting to see the prices on the Haswell sockets when they turn out but I'm still leaning AMD in terms of upgradibility, and I don't yet know if I want to wait that long
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post #5 of 140
Quote:
Originally Posted by LordOfTots View Post

I'm looking at doing a good bit of gaming and using the sdk's for game engines such as cryengine 3 and source

then i would recommend the 3570k and a good cooler so you can OC it to ~4.5-4.8. something like this would be perfect:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106189

haswell is probably another 6 months away so if you can wait that long i would
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post #6 of 140
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu8Sekdb-IE

^^look at this it may help you decide.^^
     
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post #7 of 140
What are you going to mainly be using the machine for??

School work only...get the AMD..

Gaming go the route of the I5 with a good GPU...

Server...Xeon...
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post #8 of 140
For Gaming and SDK work, IPC and speed will be your best friends.
Meaning Intel.
And for your uses, I would recommend the i5.
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post #9 of 140
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the input! biggrin.gif Getting the i5 and the liquid cooling would cost me more that I planned, but I might just do that. I haven't looked into liquid cooling that much I probally should.
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post #10 of 140
Which models are you comparing? I always thought server branded ones pulled in a premium over desktop counterparts (also just briefly looked at newegg and this seems true as well).

If you invest in AM3+, your upgrade will also most likely be less expensive down the road.
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