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Poll Results: Which Processor should I Choose?

 
  • 50% (46)
    Amd FX-8350
  • 13% (12)
    Intel Xeon
  • 36% (34)
    Intel i5-3570k
92 Total Votes  
post #51 of 140
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Sounds fine to me but I'm more of a why raise the electric bill cost, suffer drive/game compatibility problems (dual GPU), and overall spend more money on "dead" tech. To me, if you're going to dual GPU you dual GPU immediately (IE buy both cards now). Otherwise it would be wait until the 2nd card is half price (likely used which isn't bad) in order to make it worth while. I wish I had money for an upgrade. Going to be years before I can.

on a completely different not, nice location tongue.gif
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Well if I ever get a second 7970 it will be a later decision, so I don't have to worry to much about that yet. I'm not to concerned about electricity costs with 2 though, I've done my research on that and it doesn't seem to expensive for me. Ahriman you have both of those on a 850w? I have been using the power calculator on Newegg I guess it might be off, I need to look into calculating that myself
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post #53 of 140
A second 7950 shouldn't be too much of an issue with a good board. The Fx 8350 should have plenty of lanes to run it without a connection width restriction.
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I have a UD3, I don't like the LLC on it + no UEFI.
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Are there any boards that you would suggest? I admit I'm Having the most trouble picking out my mobo with this build
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post #57 of 140
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Ahriman you have both of those on a 850w?

Yep, never a problem. Bear in mind I am NOT a hardcore OCer, just moderate.
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Are there any boards that you would suggest?

After doing a ton of research at the time of release, the Crosshair V was the best 990FX for me. I believe there has been one rev of the board since then. I hear a lot of negative (and a lot of positive to be fair) about the UD boards. I am also hearing a lot of good about the VERY RECENT ASRock boards.
post #58 of 140
Voted for 8350 for upgradeability and value for money !
xeon is too costly to be considered here !
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I would absolutely advise against getting a Core i5 3570k at this time. LGA 1155 is being phased out by LGA 1150 in a matter of 3-4 months. The FX-8350 is literally neck and neck with it and AM3+ will support Steamroller.
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Are there any boards that you would suggest? I admit I'm Having the most trouble picking out my mobo with this build

Crosshair V or Sabretooth would be my recommendation. TBH the UD3 is a great board, they just need to iron out the bios a bit. I was able to get a 40% FSB overclock on my UD3, which is pretty good for 140$ mobo.

Never been an Asrock fan, one of my friends got one and he had trouble with hard drive recognition and IO ports.
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