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FX 8350 or i5 4670k?

#1Oldschool_DBZPosted 11/7/2013 5:52:49 PM
I've been looking around and still can't decide some people say go with the 8350 others saying go with 4670k. It's going to be only for gaming.

I'm using a 550W Antec 80+ psu right now is that enough for either one? I'm going to have to get a new mobo also but i'm trying to decide on a cpu. Thanks.
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#2d209999Posted 11/7/2013 5:55:30 PM
4670. No question. AMD is only viable for budget builds.
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#3Skul_Posted 11/7/2013 5:55:50 PM
i5
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#4Orestes417Posted 11/7/2013 6:00:09 PM
Depends largely on the workload. If you're doing heavily multithreaded things the AMD will be competitive if not outright better. Linus did a 4 part video series on it after Teksyndicate's somewhat surprising results a few months back. It looks even better when one factors in the sheer price difference and missing features on the intel side for someone like me who does heavy virtualization.
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#5PhilOnDezPosted 11/7/2013 6:07:57 PM
4670k. Better gaming performance and if you keep it for two years it pays for itself in power savings, faster if you plan on overclocking.
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#6Oldschool_DBZ(Topic Creator)Posted 11/7/2013 6:10:07 PM
That's another thing I was looking at, i've read that the i5 runs cooler and uses less power, i'm currently using a phenom II 965be3.8ghz.
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#7ARMs7777Posted 11/7/2013 6:21:52 PM(edited)
if your running after market coolers, then running cooler part doesn't matter since stock coolers suck. And saving about a dollar in electricity a month is not that big a deal. Single thread performance is the only thing that matters.
#8Orestes417Posted 11/7/2013 6:21:28 PM
^hardly. Go look at benches for modern games, BF4 Crysis 3, Far Cry 3. All put the AMD chip on par and ahead of the Intel because of the multithreading.
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#9ARMs7777Posted 11/7/2013 6:24:52 PM
I didn't say the I5 is better, i'm just saying the single thread thing is the only real difference. I'm running a 8350 cause i prefer multithreading. I'm running virtual machine for my brother to use so i like the extra cores.
#10Oldschool_DBZ(Topic Creator)Posted 11/7/2013 6:33:27 PM
Will a 550w antec 80+ psu work with both and will I be able to overclock with that psu? I'm using a Radeon 7950 also.
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