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i3 3225 or better from haswell biggrin.gif
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Get the quad core Athlon, i3 is simply not enough for gaming these days especially in multiplayer games (my fps drops quite often in 24-32 slot servers) and the other downside is that you'll be limited by it's non-overclockability. I've an i3-2100 and I'm thinking to exchange it with a 4-core Sandy Bridge CPU, possibly with a K-variant so that I can switch my motherboard as well.
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In all honesty, a Phenom II with a 970 chipset.

FM2 is a dead end socket, but a 970 chipset allows CPU upgrades to much better CPU's on the AMD platform.

Motherboard.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130637

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727
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Have you considered FX6300? The point of the FM2 is the IGPU options. All the Athlon is, is an A10 with the IGPU neutred so basically it's a hobbled FX4300 for the FM2 platform. Sorry to go off from what you asked but I just see little point in it when for similar money you can go AM3+ and Phenom II 965BE which when OC'd will offer very similar performance and puts you on the AM3+ platform for steamroller in the future or for a little more you could go FX6300 which will perform a lot better.

As to the i3 it has it's place but I'm not a big fan I think the dual core hyper threaded design is old news and Intel are milking it for cash. Though it would eat less power and perform similar to your AMD option (at a higher price).

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oh yea back on the athlon 750k it stays super cool underload at full load it stays under 45c on stock cooler lol. This would be a great little overclocker.

Sent from my SCH-I500 using Tapatalk 2

You either don't know what full load means or you just lie without realising how dumb you sound.
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In all honesty, a Phenom II with a 970 chipset.

FM2 is a dead end socket, but a 970 chipset allows CPU upgrades to much better CPU's on the AMD platform.

Motherboard.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130637

CPU.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

How is it dead? The Richland APUs will be released for the FM2 socket very soon, making it last for at least one more year. The Athlon 750k is a great processor for its price. I believe it performs similar or better than the Phenom II 965 BE, making it perform similar to an i3 in multithreaded applications, and a little worse in singlethreaded applications.

It's also unlocked, and easily overclocked to 4.0Ghz and up.
Edited by Bassefrom - 5/24/13 at 8:00am
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How is it dead? The Richland APUs will be released for the FM2 socket very soon, making it last for at least one more year. The Athlon 750k is a great processor for its price. I believe it performs similar or better than the Phenom II 965 BE, making it perform similar to an i3 in multithreaded applications, and a little worse in singlethreaded applications.

Are you trying to make me laugh?


970 chipset allows piledriver and upcoming Steamroller CPU's...

Richland is an OC'd Trinity.
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How is it dead? The Richland APUs will be released for the FM2 socket very soon, making it last for at least one more year. The Athlon 750k is a great processor for its price. I believe it performs similar or better than the Phenom II 965 BE, making it perform similar to an i3 in multithreaded applications, and a little worse in singlethreaded applications.

It's also unlocked, and easily overclocked to 4.0Ghz and up.

Richland is not due to be a massive performance hike. Kaveri is the next big thing in APU's and I think that's not even been confirmed as too what socket it uses. AM3+ will have Steamroller which should offer a step up form vishera. So from that perspective AM3+ is probably a better investment than FM2.
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I think if you are going to be building a SFF system, then the 750k is right on, however i dont see a reason to get it over a 4300, so if you are going mATX or ATX, i would definitely get a 4300. Everything about the 4300 is better, considering the 750k is just a a10-5700 without the GPU.
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Which cpu is better for gaming?
It depends on which games.

For dx9/dx10 games, I think core i3 is better.
For dx11 games, I think Athlon II x4 750k will perform as good or a little better than core i3.

Only a small number of games use dx11.

In terms of price/performance, Athlon II x4 is better.
I paid $80 for my Athlon, but I see the local price is already down to $74.
My Athlon is a bad overclocker (only 4.2GHz at 1.46Vcore).
Hopefully, you will be more lucky.
If you enjoy overclocking, then definitely do not buy a locked core i3.
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Richland is not due to be a massive performance hike. Kaveri is the next big thing in APU's and I think that's not even been confirmed as too what socket it uses. AM3+ will have Steamroller which should offer a step up form vishera. So from that perspective AM3+ is probably a better investment than FM2.

Steamroller isn't confirmed to be AM3+ either . AMD officials said last year that the socket will see another CPU line but that could just be some piledriver refresh (4350/6350 etc). Odds are that both FM2 and AM3+ will see upgrades, though.

750K>i3 in my opinion. The intel has superior single thread performance at stock and L3 cache but has no turbo and it is locked. 750k can be overclocked enough to match the i3 in performance or overtake it if the application is well threaded enough.
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