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Old 12-12-2012, 09:14 PM   #26
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Hey Guys i found a shop just now that sell FX8320 and ASUS M5A97 board is this any better on core i5 3350P build?

comparing these now :

Core i5 3350P - $174
MSI H77 G43 - $104
RipJaws 8gb DDR1600 (1pc 8GB) - $39
TOTAL - $317

AMD FX8320 3.8GHZ - $185
ASUS M5A97 R2.0 - $112
RipJaws 8gb DDR1600 (1pc 8GB) - $39
TOTAL - $336


if you notice i cut cost from 16gb ram to 8gb ram.. and for the intel build i switched to H77 board .
don't touch the 3350p if you're doing 3dsmax rendering and the 8320 is so close in price just look here :
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:17 PM   #27
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If you're gaming go Intel all the way.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:47 PM   #28
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No, 990FX is better for the inclusion of some features the 970 doesn't have, but is otherwise pretty much equal. If you aren't planning on running a dual-, triple-, or quad-GPU setup, then don't pay more for the 990FX.
990FX is certified for SLI. 970 is not.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:57 PM   #29
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MSI H77 G43 - $104

for this kind of money you can buy a z77 motherboard I think,

anyway, the 3350p is a lot more efficient and better for gaming
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:58 PM   #30
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I'd still stick with the i5, better overall performance, especially for gaming
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:21 PM   #31
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For the same price i would go for the FX8320, OC to 4 or 4.2GHz and you will be fine.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:20 AM   #32
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Once pushed to 4.2Ghz(just a multiplier change,nothing else) the 8320 would be overall better chip than 4C/4T 3.1Ghz i5. But it's up to OP to decide,there are pros and cons for each setup.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:49 AM   #33
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Once pushed to 4.2Ghz(just a multiplier change,nothing else) the 8320 would be overall better chip than 4C/4T 3.1Ghz i5. But it's up to OP to decide,there are pros and cons for each setup.
it really depends on the usage,
the even lower clocked 3330 can keep up (and beat) with the 8350 (4-4.2GHz) for gaming, with the lower power usage and requirements
http://www.hardware.fr/articles/880-...-2-skyrim.html

now for other applications (like rendering, as the test shows) the FX would make more sense,
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:02 AM   #34
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Yeah I agree. Which ever is cheaper should be his pick.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:42 AM   #35
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An i5 3350P will consume about 1 less kwh for every 12 hours you spend gaming. So if you game 20-25 hours a week you're looking at about $50 saved over the course of 3 years. So you'd have to be able to build the AMD system for $50 cheaper in order to justify the added power.
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