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Which CPU is better for gaming?

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You can get an 8350 for cheaper than a 2500K.


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To be honest either works. I would suggest an 8350 vs a 8120 though!


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It will really depend on the types of games you play most. There are a ton of youtube videos out there comparing intel to amd in gaming.


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A 2500k destroys an 8350 in games and if you were to get a 3570k it would be even better.


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Both will handle gaming perfectly fine, although the 2500k benchmarks better. At this point I wouldn't bother with either though. The 8350 performs much better than the 8120, and the 3570K isn't to much more expensive than the 2500K, uses less power, and is a newer processor overall. With Haswell coming out a 2500K will be 3 generations old soon. Of course it you're going for a budget build you could get a 8120 and a good cooler and overclock it.


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2500k But you might haswell wait a bit. lolpuns


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I already have my PC, just wanted to know which one was better for gaming. I have the 8120 but I'm always rendering videos so its better for me but a friend is going to make a new PC soon and he wanted to know how was better for him because they're more or less in the same price. Thanks for all your answers.

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You should wait for Hasewell for more CPU upgradeability options. It uses 1150 socket instead of Ivy Bridge's 1155.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

You should wait for Hasewell for more CPU upgradeability options. It uses 1150 socket instead of Ivy Bridge's 1155.
I might build another PC this year with Haswell when it comes out.
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Gaming only? some multitasking? AMD is the way to go, cheaper, mb's are cheaper and a great value for gaming even @ highest!

you like video-editing? intel is better in that way, up to you! (:

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