Originally Posted by superstition222
It could also be a way of playing the AMD folks. There is a ton of Intel chauvinism in a certain forum outside of overclock.net that will remain nameless.
You mean, that there is a forum that they are so fanboys that would come here only to have a laugh with topics that ask for configurations and then just say "went Intel"? PM me with that forum name, now i am curious!
Intel parts are nice but given that I was able to get an 8320E and a UD3P from Microcenter for less than $150...
Yeah, i don't complain either, since in a post deleted by some mod, i had put down numbers and i basically bought 2 FX CPUs for about 225 euros, which are in video encoding (which is what i care for), equivalent (once at 4Ghz) to i5 2500+i7 3770. The two Intels, even by todays reduced prices (compared to when i bought the FXs), cost more than double the money. As a result, i actually built 2 rigs, one of which dedicated 100% to video encoding, so basically my FX 8 rig is always available for anything else. I now only encode on the FX8 core just for fun, when i have nothing to do on it or if i want something faster. Which is amazingly cosy as a solution.
In USA you get great combo deals, but here they don't exist and AMD is losing the price battle quickly... Somehow, when i bought my FX8320 i did for about 120 euros. Now the lowest price is 132. In the meantime, all the Intel offerings have decreased in price and right now the cheapest i5 is 4440 at 167 euros. The cheapest i3 is 3220 at 100 euros, cheapest FX6300 at 98 euros.
I also see in local (italian) fora, that new purchases of AMD CPUs, have plumetted for this reason. They prefer to get the cheapest i5 and a cheap Asrock motherboard, than to get 8320+UD3P+good cooler for gaming purposes. Because at the end, it comes to cost about the same.
The poor FX6300 is like a species under extinction for new purchases, they all grab the cheapest i3 they can find and go play.Edited by Undervolter - 10/25/15 at 12:43pm