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Yeah Wow and SC2 are going to play better with Intels better IPC but most current games like the extra cores.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113285

Click ADD TO CART and proceed to checkout

Pair it with a high-end video card (AMD: 7870 >, Nvidia: 660 Ti >) and happy gaming thumb.gif
post #23 of 31
I vote for the 965 black..Lower Price..Good all-around..If not..The quad Intel would be nice.If none of the games will be:ARMA2,GTA4-5,L.A.Noire..etc..etc (cpu-heavy games) a dual-core Pentium G860 would work..or maybe one of those dual-core/hyperthread ones.
Edited by Schmuckley - 2/4/13 at 6:08pm
 
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113285

Click ADD TO CART and proceed to checkout

Pair it with a high-end video card (AMD: 7870 >, Nvidia: 660 Ti >) and happy gaming thumb.gif

The 8350 is just $10 more than that at TigerDirect right now: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4904561&CatId=7339

Grabbed one of them at their Raleigh store on Saturday and installed it. It's pretty darn fast even running at stock; I haven't tried to overclock it. yet.
     
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post #25 of 31
Time to debunk moar myths.

The FX 8350 and 8320 are perfectly fine for gaming you aren't mysteriously going to get 5 fps just because you are using an FX cpu, Having played sc2 for a very long time on a P2 X6 i never sat at below 50, With vishera being better then thuban i think that article is a little overexaggerating, Yes intel will win for sc2 i don't deny that, But the differance isn't going to be a curb stomp since you'll be playing with Vsync on very likely.
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post #26 of 31
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A non-overclocked i5-2500k will be inferior to a non-overclocked i5-3470 anyway.

You want the intel chip. You didn't list any significantly multi-threaded tasks in what the computer is doing, so that kills the AMD advantage, as does the non-overclocking.

You're also not taking into account the fact you can run the i5-3470 on a cheaper motherboard. Example:

MSI B75ma-e33 ($53)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130654

Lol no it won't

Sorry I didn't look at this thread for a while and that's the dumbest thing I've ever read. It's a slight architectural change which includes PCI-E 3.0 The other small difference is an ivybridge overclocked to 4.6 - 4.8Ghz is the same as a sandybridge at 5ghz.

Saying that a Sandybridge overclocked to 4.5ghz won't beat that CPU at stock is stupid. I'm sorry but it is.

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Lol no it won't

Sorry I didn't look at this thread for a while and that's the dumbest thing I've ever read. It's a slight architectural change which includes PCI-E 3.0 The other small difference is an ivybridge overclocked to 4.6 - 4.8Ghz is the same as a sandybridge at 5ghz.

Saying that a Sandybridge overclocked to 4.5ghz won't beat that CPU at stock is stupid. I'm sorry but it is.

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He was comparing stock vs stock, in that matter i5-3470 is better , as he said his friend is clueless and prolly won't be oc'in anyway.
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post #28 of 31
The best value/performance is intel i5 3350p, the only notable difference from i5 3470 is 100mhz lower clock speed, and it should be cheaper.
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post #29 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by jellybeans69 View Post

He was comparing stock vs stock, in that matter i5-3470 is better , as he said his friend is clueless and prolly won't be oc'in anyway.

Ohhhh

I misread that, I thought he said an overclocked i5 2500k...

My appologies....

Besides just overclock it.

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Just for an update, my friend already got the FX 8320 and paired it with a GTX 660 (non Ti).
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