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FX 6300 or i5 3330?

post #1 of 19
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Hello guys, I'm confused on what to buy. I have this two choices:

ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+
FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz Six-Core
G.Skill Sniper 4GB DDR3 1600MHz

or

i5 3300 3.0GHz Quad-Core
MSI B75MA-E33
Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB DDR3 1600MHz

I'm gonna use the build for gaming mostly and with a Sapphire HD 7770 OC.

What do you think?
post #2 of 19
Go with the AMD build and kill that MSI board with fire.
post #3 of 19
Try to squeeze in more RAM if you can too.
    
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post #4 of 19
Now don't get me wrong, I love MSI. Just stay away from a board like that for gaming.
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i take it your looking at the i5-3330, its no slouch out of the box. then again you could save with the FX-6300 and get a better mobo for it and overclock it atleast to 4.5GHz
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post #6 of 19
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Yeah, it's what I thought. Thank you for answering.

Is the M5A97 R2.0 good? And could I overclock that FX-6300 with stock cooler?

I have a very tight budget so that AMD build it's the most expensive one I can afford.
Edited by tomi10 - 5/13/13 at 9:46pm
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Originally Posted by Poisoner View Post

Now don't get me wrong, I love MSI. Just stay away from a board like that for gaming.

Actually, MSI's Intel boards aren't the flaming disasters that their corresponding AMD models are. This especially holds true at stock speeds for a 77w TDP non-OCable chip like the i5-3330.
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What is your budget and uses?

The 6 core is almost always better if overclocking is something youll do.
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Actually, MSI's Intel boards aren't the flaming disasters that their corresponding AMD models are. This especially holds true at stock speeds for a 77w TDP non-OCable chip like the i5-3330.
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post #9 of 19
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I can't tell you my budget because I live in Argentina and the prices here are much different than USA/Europe. I mean, the 6300 costs me $184 (dollars) when converted, the M5A97 $173 and so on.

But trust me, I have looked into many options and that's the maximum I can afford.
post #10 of 19
No idea where your located but the UD3 is cheaper and better for me.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($85.50 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $272.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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