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Im planning to build my second computer with a budget of hopefully £900.

I just need abit of advice, im unsure if i should buy another i5 3570k and stay in a similar GPU performance range ( that being amd 7850-7870 and nvidia 660 ) Or if i should drop cpu price by getting an AMD 4 or 6 core FX cpu and increase my GPU performance.

I will be gaming on this system and there will be programming and such being done on it in the near future.
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i5-3570k for gaming, most games cant use all of AMD's cores properly yet.
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3570 is king in the gaming arena. That being said, a 8350 or 6350 would do almost as well, and since most games are GPU intensive, may be best to appropriate more funds to that division.
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Yeah i really cant make my mind up haha its a hard choice. I think im going to put together an AMD system in amazon and see how it looks to me up front haha it usually helps me abit
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Also AMD mobos tend to be less expensive vs their Intel counterparts, so there is savings to be had there as well.
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Hmm i found Amd Mobos more expensive then intel ones... ? Unless ur looking at X79 mobos?
    
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For the AMD system i chose Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 and for the intel system i chose MSI Z77A-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1155 Motherboard and the amd board made a saving of around £35
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There's really no point of grabbing the 4-core over the 6-cores.
That being said, the 3570 is the better choice right now, but that might change in the future when next-gen are out on the market.
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Hmm i found Amd Mobos more expensive then intel ones... ? Unless ur looking at X79 mobos?

Yeah top of the line vs top of the line. 990fx is cheaper than x79
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I had a similar thought, i dont know maybe if i grab an AMD cpu now it will help with next gen and allow me to have a top end GPU as well
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