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Hey ocn so I finally finished restoring my truck and I got my money for a computer build. But my question is what's a better choice the fx 8350or the new haswell i5 coming out. I know that 9 times out of 10 the Intel wins but what if games start to use more cores, guild crysis 3 does bf3 and a few others. Also the next gen consoles will have 8 core cpu's. So I'd just like to hear what you guys think.
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neither, Ivy i7 for cheap at Microcenter if you have one near you is the best bet. (i7-3770k for $230 instead of a FX-8350 that is $180 or i5 for $160-190)

If not, go for a Ivy i5 for about $180-200.

The only time an AMD CPU is better than an i5 is if you are using all 8 cores.
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Yeah, the new consoles will have 8-core CPU's. The only thing about that is they are laptop AMD processors clocked at 1.6GHz a core and they process lower Instructions Per Clock than comparable Intel processors. I would consider going AMD when Steamroller comes out, but at this point it looks like Intel is going to pull out another winner and trump AMD yet again. So if I were to buy a computer soon, it would be Intel. Next year? AMD.
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neither, Ivy i7 for cheap at Microcenter if you have one near you is the best bet. (i7-3770k for $230 instead of a FX-8350 that is $180 or i5 for $160-190)

If not, go for a Ivy i5 for about $180-200.

The only time an AMD CPU is better than an i5 is if you are using all 8 cores.
I'll be driving 12 hours to reach a micro center, but I think my aunt lives near one in California
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4670K and a Z87 Extreme4 or 6 will be a great combination.

Wait a minute. Didnt i tell you to wait in the Amd owners thread before they kicked me out? lachen.gif
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4670K and a Z87 Extreme4 or 6 will be a great combination.

Wait a minute. Didnt i tell you to wait in the Amd owners thread before they kicked me out? lachen.gif
yeah but you where dising amd pretty hard lol tongue.gif
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yeah but you where dising amd pretty hard lol tongue.gif

No i wasnt. I was telling them the truth. A lot of them over there are delusional. Dont let them fool you.
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No i wasnt. I was telling them the truth. A lot of them over there are delusional. Dont let them fool you.

I don't think anyone is out to fool anyone, what is to be gained from that?


I don't own an Ivy, but I have a 2600k that will do 4.9 Ghz @ 1.43 volts on an H-60 for cooling. Very impressive ( to me - some peoples standards are otherworldly here..lol) and it is a benchmarking monster, but for most of the gaming I do and everyday tasks - I always find myself sitting in front of my AMD rigs.

I, like the vast majority of consumers, live hundreds of miles from the nearest microcenter - for the money, I think the FX - 8350 is a better deal than the 3570k - that's my honest opinion.
I don't know much about Haswell yet so it's nearly impossible for me to give any advice about how it compares to the other options out there.

If you are in no hurry, I would wait a little while to see what happens when Haswell shows up. Even if it doesn't end up being what you choose, you may be able to pick up a good used Ivy or Sandy rig in the market place on these forums from someone who gets bitten by the upgrade bug.
Good luck with whatever you choose.
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cssorkinman , if you're buying AMD, the FX-8320 at $150ish is a better value than the FX-8350.

Plus if you can't make use of all the cores then the Fx-6300 is fine too.
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This graph spells it out perfectly

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