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Getting a new mobo, i5 v 8350 question

#10ReapeR0Posted 4/17/2014 12:00:33 AM(edited)
My PC's been playing up and I've replaced a few things to no avail so I'm just gonna get a new PSU and mobo, just wondering if it's worth to put the extra for a new i5 (I've already got an 8350) and if so what's the best i5 or is it just not worth it? And what would be the best Mobo/PSU for each processor, no idea about mobo but for PSU I was looking at the Coolermaster V850 which I heard is pretty good
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#2Garage_ManPosted 4/17/2014 1:01:24 AM
At this point in time with dx12 on the way I would invest in the i5. Idr the model numbers off the top of my head but the unlocked 4 core is plenty good. If you can afford it go for the 4770k. It will have higher resale too.

Only reason I say that is because dx12 is supposed to start actually using the cpu in games. A amd chip could hold you back..maybe not..

If you have the money why not, maybe look into a new 290 graphics card..pc gaming is awful when you have to build mid tier systems imo.
#30ReapeR0(Topic Creator)Posted 4/17/2014 1:17:55 AM
Garage_Man posted...
At this point in time with dx12 on the way I would invest in the i5. Idr the model numbers off the top of my head but the unlocked 4 core is plenty good. If you can afford it go for the 4770k. It will have higher resale too.

Only reason I say that is because dx12 is supposed to start actually using the cpu in games. A amd chip could hold you back..maybe not..

If you have the money why not, maybe look into a new 290 graphics card..pc gaming is awful when you have to build mid tier systems imo.


If you mean 4770k that's the i7 which is around $500 which is a bit pricey for me, unless you mean the 3570k I think it is
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#4Pengu1nPosted 4/17/2014 2:22:42 AM
Garage_Man posted...
At this point in time with dx12 on the way I would invest in the i5. Idr the model numbers off the top of my head but the unlocked 4 core is plenty good. If you can afford it go for the 4770k. It will have higher resale too.

Only reason I say that is because dx12 is supposed to start actually using the cpu in games. A amd chip could hold you back..maybe not..

If you have the money why not, maybe look into a new 290 graphics card..pc gaming is awful when you have to build mid tier systems imo.


Shouldn't do he has the 8 core 8350 switching to the i5 would mean going from 8 to 4 cores. There are more threads on the intel CPU's but what uses that many threads? It might be worth keeping with the CPU getting newer motherboard and maybe a new video card instead.
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#50ReapeR0(Topic Creator)Posted 4/17/2014 2:24:56 AM
Pengu1n posted...
Garage_Man posted...
At this point in time with dx12 on the way I would invest in the i5. Idr the model numbers off the top of my head but the unlocked 4 core is plenty good. If you can afford it go for the 4770k. It will have higher resale too.

Only reason I say that is because dx12 is supposed to start actually using the cpu in games. A amd chip could hold you back..maybe not..

If you have the money why not, maybe look into a new 290 graphics card..pc gaming is awful when you have to build mid tier systems imo.


Shouldn't do he has the 8 core 8350 switching to the i5 would mean going from 8 to 4 cores. There are more threads on the intel CPU's but what uses that many threads? It might be worth keeping with the CPU getting newer motherboard and maybe a new video card instead.


8 Cores doesn't matter too much when games are lucky to use 4 and clock for clock Intel is better
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#6Skul_Posted 4/17/2014 2:36:25 AM
If you already have an 8350 dont bother. the 8350 is a nice cpu.
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#7tiger8191Posted 4/17/2014 4:42:15 AM
What are you running that you feel the need for a 850w PSU?

If you stick with the 8350 (which is what I would do) make sure to get a 990 mobo. The 970's don't always handle 125w CPUs as well as the 990 boards.


I recommend the XFX 550. Unless your running 2 gpu's it will handle most everything.
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#8PhilOnDezPosted 4/17/2014 5:16:30 AM
Pengu1n is a troll so just ignore anything he says.

If you're willing to spend the money an i5 will be a solid investment, however if you're planning on getting an unlocked one I'd wait for the Haswell refresh since they're going back to soldering the CPU itself to the heatsink plate like they did with Sandy Bridge (and still do with their 2011 socket models) and currently only 1 in 5 4670ks is able to break 4.2. This is providing you're able to keep using your current parts until then. If not, go ahead and grab a 4670k since each 100 MHz you're able to get only adds 4% for the first few hundred and 3% performance after that.
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#9FlakconPosted 4/17/2014 6:29:24 AM
I'd just stick with AMD. You have an AMD card too so Mantle should be something you should consider. It's an impressive technology that significantly increases performance on gaming using both cpu and gpu.
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#10Sora_AnbuPosted 4/17/2014 7:24:09 AM
0ReapeR0 posted...
Garage_Man posted...
At this point in time with dx12 on the way I would invest in the i5. Idr the model numbers off the top of my head but the unlocked 4 core is plenty good. If you can afford it go for the 4770k. It will have higher resale too.

Only reason I say that is because dx12 is supposed to start actually using the cpu in games. A amd chip could hold you back..maybe not..

If you have the money why not, maybe look into a new 290 graphics card..pc gaming is awful when you have to build mid tier systems imo.


If you mean 4770k that's the i7 which is around $500 which is a bit pricey for me, unless you mean the 3570k I think it is


500 for the 4770k?!?! That's about 180 above retail...

but that means you need to get a new board, but you're doing that anyways.

Honestly, stick with you 8350, not worth the 3-10fps increase to jump to intel.
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