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User Info: GaMeFr33k

GaMeFr33k
4 years ago#1
I'm going to be building a PC from a website soon, (I've used ibuypower & ecollegepc in the past), and I'm wondering what to go with this time for CPU AMD or Intel? Which is better for gaming? Would a AMD 8 core 4.0ghz processor be overkill or needed for next gen gaming?

Any recommendations for good custom PC builders would be greatly appreciated as well, I just want a beast computer for gaming mostly. Thanks!
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User Info: Enigma149

Enigma149
4 years ago#2
Intel, quad.

***EDIT***
Even though they have lower clock rates and fewer cores, they have much better performance than AMD. They cost a little bit more, too, but it's worth it.

***EDIT 2***
And don't even think about buying one of those 4.7 - 5 GHz CPUs from AMD - cheaper Intel parts will perform better in almost every task.
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Madmicky933
4 years ago#3
Enigma149 posted...
Intel, quad.


This.
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cuteboi100
4 years ago#4
fx-8350, octa-core.
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User Info: DV8ingSources

DV8ingSources
4 years ago#5
Its not as cut and dry anymore. Games are more and more going to be capable of using more than 4 threads. AMD gets way too much hate on its cpu side and hyperthreading isn't as powerful as a full core.
TBH TC, I would currently recommend an i7 (4 core with hyperthreading) but, you wouldn't be doing yourself a disservice to get an AMD 8 core either.

Obviously, as usual with the tech sector, the longer you wait the better your options for a high end solution.
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User Info: GaMeFr33k

GaMeFr33k
4 years ago#6
I currently have a Intel i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz,

so if I bought an Intel Core i7-4770 Processor 3.5GHz, would I see a huge difference?

Also whats the diff between a "K" and a non K processor?
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User Info: Bowsaa

Bowsaa
4 years ago#7
If you're running an i5-2500, even without overclocking you should be fine for a bit longer. There's no reason to upgrade now- wait another year or two until we see if games start using more cores, then you can get a clear-cut solution.
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xxFierceFirexx
4 years ago#8
GaMeFr33k posted...
I currently have a Intel i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz,

so if I bought an Intel Core i7-4770 Processor 3.5GHz, would I see a huge difference?

Also whats the diff between a "K" and a non K processor?


K means it's unlocked(Easier overclocking, I guess?)

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DV8ingSources
4 years ago#9
xxFierceFirexx posted...
K means it's unlocked(Easier overclocking, I guess?)


Only way to overclock the multiplier afaik and that is pretty much the only way to OC these days.
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