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User Info: Oldschool_DBZ

Oldschool_DBZ
3 years ago#1
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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User Info: d209999

d209999
3 years ago#2
4670. No question. AMD is only viable for budget builds.
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User Info: Skul_

Skul_
3 years ago#3
i5
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User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
3 years ago#4
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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User Info: PhilOnDez

PhilOnDez
3 years ago#5
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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User Info: Oldschool_DBZ

Oldschool_DBZ
3 years ago#6
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.
"The more things change, the more they stay the same" -Snake Plissken Escape from L.A.

User Info: ARMs7777

ARMs7777
3 years ago#7
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.

User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
3 years ago#8
^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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User Info: ARMs7777

ARMs7777
3 years ago#9
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.

User Info: Oldschool_DBZ

Oldschool_DBZ
3 years ago#10
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.
"The more things change, the more they stay the same" -Snake Plissken Escape from L.A.
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