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OK I trying to decide between 1555, 2011 Or just going red and becoming a AMD person, need some advice

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Hi, I havent used a AMD for almost 12 years, I have been blue all this time, but I am not impressed with the 1550 at all really. I am having to build a new system because my 920 D/0 died on me. And I know that I have listed 2 intel chips above, but that because I dont know the first thing about AMD's. I dont know what the new chips are etc. All i really care about is performance in game. I want one of the best or a great PC gaming chip. I was waiting until reviews came out to see if I was going to stay Intel but they did and I am not sure any more. So can you plz give me a run down of new chips that AMD has released, and which ones are the best or great for gaming. Thank you.
    
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I think you mean 1150 and not 1555. 1155 was the Sandy/Ivy Bridge socket and 1150 is the new Haswell socket.

Anyhoo, AMD's best chips are the 8230 and 8350. The '50 is the higher binned chip and will likely give you a couple extra MHz in overclocking. May not be worth the extra $30 but I think it is. Both of these chips should overclock to 4.5 at least and a lot of others are getting 4.8. They still suck down a lot of juice so youll want a good beefy motherboard. 990FX with 8+2 or better phase control would be ideal. The Asus Sabertooth is my personal favorite. Getting a cheaper, flimsier board wont mean itll blow up on you but it can and likely will throttle a good bit if you start to overclock on it. Gigabyte has a 990FX board with 8+2 that runs around $130. This would be the cheapest one Id recommend if you want to do any overclocking.

There is still the 6300 6 core chips but the 8000's are where its at unless youre looking for a budget oriented processor.
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no I am looking at AMD, 1555 (ivy) and 2011. I am not happy with the Haswells (1550) at all, and with them getting new MB which will be top dollar to start with tomorrow, and I need a new pc asap, I cant an will not wait until they come down. So I am trying to compare the top AMD against 1555 3770 and the 2011's 3930. Might just go i5 since in a year or so I am going to build a mega build.
    
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The fastest solution you listed is the 3930K, but I think that the 3770K would be more cost-effective. It costs almost half less than the 3930K, and the corresponding motherboards are less expensive for what you get as well.
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Btw, it's 1155 not 1555
    
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In multithreaded apps the fx 8350 goes toe to toe with the 3770k. If you want horsepwer the 8350 is amazing. Depending on your gpu you might consider the asus sabertooth 990fx r2.0 gen 3. Its the only current motherboard in the amd linup that supports pci-e 3.0 speed. If you dont need that you can buy a gigabyte 990fxa ud3 and while it doesnt have pci-e 3.0 it does support full pci-e 2.0 for 2 gpus in either sli or crossfire
 
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AMD 8350 is a beast of a budget cpu. It handles any game I throw at it with no problems, does video/graphics editing no problem, does anything I ask of it without a problem. It is a great cpu for ~$180
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If you roll with an AMD 8 core just dont cheap out on the motherboard. Make sure you get something that's got good power delivery. The Asus Sabertooth is a good value and can adequately feed those beasts. My friend got his 8150 to 4.4 ghz on stock voltage with the thing because of the beastly VRM setup that board has.
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1555 is some sort of Dell laptop motherboard from everything i could actually find on google.
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your right I made a mistake its 1155 and 1150. I am really looking at the 8350 as my next CPU. but I have to look at MB next, I know I want to WC it and I want to get a great board that can at least run 2 cards, I was think about going to the 780 from my 580 sli, but I might now look at Red for that too, just have to see what the difference are.
    
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