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    Intel vs AMD

    I'm looking to do a build and I'm on a budget. Which would you rather go with? The 4 core i7 4770k or the 8 core FX8350? Please explain your choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobras_Rule View Post
    I'm looking to do a build and I'm on a budget. Which would you rather go with? The 4 core i7 4770k or the 8 core FX8350? Please explain your choice.
    Need more information. What are you using the computer for. Also note that you can buy a i5-4670K at MicroCenter right now for $179
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    Need to know budget and target use really.

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    Intel - they are simply better. The floating-point performance is worlds ahead, and very few people can use 8 cores right now. If you edit video, then maybe, but you will want the floating-point performance for all the effects, so again Intel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerOver9K View Post
    Need more information. What are you using the computer for. Also note that you can buy a i5-4670K at MicroCenter right now for $179
    It's in store pickup only.

    Don't get the FX-8350. If you go AMD, get an FX-9590 or FX-9370. They're not a silicon lottery like the others. Pretty much all of the FX-9xxxs can hit 5GHz on an H100i.
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    Sorry. I'm building a gaming rig. I'd like to spend around 400 to 500 on a mobo and processor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobras_Rule View Post
    Sorry. I'm building a gaming rig. I'd like to spend around 400 to 500 on a mobo and processor.
    Which means intel is going to be a really expensive route.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobras_Rule View Post
    Sorry. I'm building a gaming rig. I'd like to spend around 400 to 500 on a mobo and processor.
    Formula VI Hero ($199) + i5-4670K ($239) on Newegg. If you're just gaming I doubt you'll need the i7 threads. Slap Corsair H Series cooler on for around $100. Overclock to over 4ghz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerOver9K View Post
    Formula VI Hero ($199) + i5-4670K ($239) on Newegg. If you're just gaming I doubt you'll need the i7 threads. Slap Corsair H Series cooler on for around $100. Overclock to over 4ghz.
    He said 400-500USD for just CPU and mobo. FX-9370 is faster than the i5-4670k, and cheaper too.
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    Hum... and the TDP of an AMD FX-9370 wich would it be? I guess going for AMD´s processors might come in cheaper but then you´ll find yourself buying a bigger PSU (thus, for Intel config, I recommend any Corsair GS600 = 70€). I would go for a core i5-4670k (pratically same speed as core i74770k and 2MB less L3 cache) wich, in Tom´s Hardware review, would be the BEST choice for February 2014.

    For the mobo, I guess you won´t need a Formula Hero, you can find good ones (from ASUS, MSI or Gigabyte) around 130€. I bought an MSI G43 Gaming and it is superbly built and has a great auto O.C feature (OC Genie)

    edit: I have an air cooler (those tall bladed CoolerMaster) and OC Genie ramps CPU to 4.2 GHz+RAM+GPU and it is stable (Battlefield 4 all night long )
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