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Well if it's just for gaming I would say the FX 8350 but if you were more into high end video editing and multi tasking I would say the 8320.
post #12 of 31
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Well if it's just for gaming I would say the FX 8350 but if you were more into high end video editing and multi tasking I would say the 8320.

If you're considering any AMD chip for gaming, you're doing it wrong. Here's a lovely example from Metro: Last Light showing the 8350 and 3770K at 5 different clock speeds...

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If you're considering any AMD chip for gaming, you're doing it wrong. Here's a lovely example from Metro: Last Light showing the 8350 and 3770K at 5 different clock speeds...

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I was just saying the AMD chip becuase it would be the cheapest way to go but yet still play any game fine instead of spending $100 more on a chip that he won't use.
post #14 of 31
If it's for gaming, consider an i5 instead. Unless you're planning on using 3-4 graphics cards the X79 platform is overkill for a gaming system and you're paying for certain features you won't use/need.
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post #15 of 31
If you wait till haswell comes out and are on a budget, then it can only get better for you - the knock down affect on prices!

Crikey! The second hand buy might be worth looking at. You can gain more on any of the 2 chips you mentioned if you box clever thumb.gif
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Guys I'M on a budget here God knows how much will Haswell i7-4770K be.
post #17 of 31
Lel @ dat bench, u already know my answer.
post #18 of 31
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Guys I'M on a budget here God knows how much will Haswell i7-4770K be.

Chances are you can pick up a SB chip relatively chip from someone who upgraded to Haswell, so waiting for its release is the sensible thing to do if you're on a budget (assuming you don't mind buying second-hand).
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Guys I'M on a budget here God knows how much will Haswell i7-4770K be.

Are you buying the i7-3820 from Micro Center? If so, for $230 there is no better deal. The 3820 is the overall superior processor but if you are buying from another source other than Micro Center the FX-8350 offers better dollar performance
post #20 of 31
The i5-3570K costs about the same as the FX-8350 and is superior in almost every way, especially when overclocked:
Much better single/lightly-threaded performance
Similar performance in heavily threaded performance
Much better power consumption
Much better multi-GPU performance
The i7 obliterates anything from AMD at anything
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