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D3H from gigabyte or similar boards from asus and MSI and asrock will do just fine as well, get you under that £100 mark.

Indeed i've seen d3h a hair over £90 a few times - very solid board and you can use chip-killing levels of voltage with it - ocuk has it @£91.99 this week i think? Amazon good prices in general for some things etc

some solid points made here though
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I went from an 8120 to a 3570k a while back, basically the same as these 2 CPUs but slightly older models. The difference was night and day between them. Single threaded games were more than twice as fast.
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The Intel setup will be worth the extra money for a gaming rig. The Vishera's strength is multi-core performance, and while that's going to become more important for gaming in the future, there are still a lot of current titles that will perform much better on the 4670K due to its superior single-core performance. You need to put a pretty high overclock on an FX-83x0 to even come close to what an Intel i5 can do with just one core. That means a better CPU cooler, which negates the savings on the AMD platform.

There's also the fact that it doesn't really make much sense to invest in a new AM3+ setup at current prices. If AMD ever releases any new AM3+ processors (and that's not likely), they're just going to be minor revisions of Vishera. We're not getting any major updates to this platform. If you're already on AM3+, a high-end Vishera makes sense. But if you're not and looking for an upgrade, there are better ways to spend your money.
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I went from an 8120 to a 3570k a while back, basically the same as these 2 CPUs but slightly older models. The difference was night and day between them. Single threaded games were more than twice as fast.
Not comparable at all, though. An 8320 is a much better performing CPU than an 8120 is. The improvements in Haswell over Ivy Bridge for a desktop system aren't nearly as significant as those between Zambezi and Vishera. If you have a Zambezi, there are very good reasons to upgrade. If you have an Ivy, or even a Sandy for that matter, there's really no compelling reason to switch unless you just want to.
     
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If you have an Ivy, or even a Sandy for that matter, there's really no compelling reason to switch unless you just want to.

For most stuff yea, there is a reasonable performance bump for stuff that can use avx2 though, like video encoders
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