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i3 3220 vs AMD A10-5800k vs FX 4300

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Cringe, Mar 14, 2013.

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    I would never buy a 4xxx AMD CPU, not even in desperations, only 6xxx series or above with dedicated graphics. If it had to be an APU, i wouldnt get anything less than a 5800k.
    Having used both 8350 and i5 3570k, i cant say i see any real world difference, people just like to get all hot and bothered over synthetic results.
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    Try using a benchmark that isn't bullshit. Why get a processor that's great at single threaded programs now? There is a lot of games and more to come that use multi threads. I'd get the 8350 or i5 or i7 over any i3 processor for gaming. Here is a benchmark he'll be interested in and not some bs single threaded benchmark.

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    You sort of missed my point methinks.
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    Get the FX 6300 and the HD7850 or the GTX660. For the setup, an AMD 970 chipset motherboard will do fine.
    The AMD FX series is of great advantage over the i3. You get to overclock them like heaven, they support much higher speed RAMs.
    Since you will be playing latest games I assume, the difference between a (core i3, some i5s) and the FX6100 will be insignificant. An FX CPU will just simply kick the ass off those i3s.

    I just assembled two systems of my friends with the FX6100 and the HD7770 and both of them are happy.
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    I'd say FX6300 + 7850. The 6300 is just $20 more than a 4300, has twice the L3 cache and two extra cores.

    If you can stretch the budget more then an i5 3350P + 7850 would be my recommendation.
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    6100 is not that great. 6300 is much better.
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    6300 + 7850 2gb is a nice sweet spot and with more budget I'd say an i5 with 660 ti
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    Yes I know but 6300 was not available at that time. It was around 2-3 months back.
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    Yup....


    You can always upgrade the video card another time like a year or so from now. A 7770 is not to bad of a card sure it not perfect but easier and cheaper to replace later.

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