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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi everyone, I'm planning on building a new rig sometime this month or the next. I'm in highschool and work part time so I want to keep this build under budget. I've been looking at benchmarks of the recent volcanic island gpu's and it seems the r7-260x is around or little bit above the 7790, but for the same price I can grab a 7850 which is my plan.

 

My original plan for the cpu was to get an i3 or i5 because as intel's they perform better and single core applications, more power efficient, and I like the features on their motherboards. After seeing benchmarks for bf4 I have a feeling that more cores/threads are gonna be useful in the future and don't want to spend on an i7.

 

So my question is, what is the best cpu to get that wouldn't bottleneck a 7850? I was looking at the fx 6000's or 8000's because of the amount of cores but i'm not sure if they are any better than the i3/i5, and whether games other than bf4 will take advantage of the cores.

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FX-6300 if you can only spare around $100 USD for just the CPU, don't get the FX-6350 as you won't notice the extra speed and it's not worth the $20-ish they usually tack onto it. If you can afford around $200-ish for just the CPU the 8350 and i5-3570k are pretty well matched though an intel CPU/Mobo combo will set you back more than an AMD CPU/Mobo will. Though an i3 is faster per core it really isn't worth it as more and more games will be optimized for more than two cores, if you could overclock the i3 that might be a bit different but you can't so unless you want to get an i3 now and upgrade to a i5/i7 later get the FX-6300 if your CPU budget is around $100 USD.


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750K/760K, 6300, 8320 depending on pricing. Where are you shopping from?


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I have an I3 550 3.2GHz, and it can run Bf4 (currently in Beta), but at a very high usage (90+%).

 

I cant recommend any other CPU's specifically as I've never had a different one, but i would personally rule out the i3 from your choices if your looking to play Newer titles like Bf4. 

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I would go with AMD if I were to only use it for games. 6000 series are extremely cheap and perform well and if you squeeze some extra money 8320 would be even better.


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go with Intel. You will economy power usage


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i love my 6300 preforms extremely well for the price even without overclocking i highly recommend.


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Defo 6300 or if cheap 8320, amd by far and away, they also have a v cheap platform aswell.


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go with Intel. You will economy power usage

Do some calculations before you say something... Intel will only pay off in like in 10+ years. My suggestion is go with FX-6300 or FX-8320/8350 which one fits your budget more.. If you can get i5, then go with it but I suggest getting cheaper CPU and spending more on GPU because it will give more FPS than more powerful CPU.


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Do some calculations before you say something... Intel will only pay off in like in 10+ years. My suggestion is go with FX-6300 or FX-8320/8350 which one fits your budget more.. If you can get i5, then go with it but I suggest getting cheaper CPU and spending more on GPU because it will give more FPS than more powerful CPU.

Specially for you:

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AMD cpus consume more power and are less powerful comparing to intel. So, intel is better option simply


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Specially for you:

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so, do some research first and then argue...

 

AMD cpus consume more power and are less powerful comparing to intel. So, intel is better option simply

I dont know how cpuboss is doing their calculations but this is not true... Or they think that you are going to use your PC 24/7 at 100% usage, so the difference  is only like 5$, Other reviewers have done this too and they get lower numbers usually...


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FX-6300 or FX-8320


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So I guess the general consensus is to get the 6300, except for the efficiency of the i3? I am considering overclocking so having the option will be nice too. Now my other questions is, would it be better to get a 650ti boost, or a 7850 (similar pricing) or a r7-260x. I hear that the 260x is similar to a 7790, so a 7850 would be better at the same price ($140).

 

P.S I can buy from Newegg, NCIX, Tigerdirect, Amazon, and DO have a Microcenter nearby.

 

EDIT: On newegg I found the 7850 for 130, and the 260x for 150 with shipping and the 650ti boost for 110.

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Specially for you:

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AMD cpus consume more power and are less powerful comparing to intel. So, intel is better option simply

 

You left out the fact the 8350 is 199.99usd while the 3770k is 319.99usd - a 120 dollar difference. And this is for the US. In other countries PC parts are even more inflated like in Australia. People don't buy Intel for how much or how little power it uses compared to AMD. They buy it for performance only and don't care about the premium. Someone has to be mad to get an Intel chip solely for energy efficiency.

 

Nice try, though.


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It's better to get once a little expansive, but more powerful and less power consuming cpu, than power hungry and slower cpu. That's why Intel is leading company on market. No one wants your 8 core cpu, even it's OC'ed to 5ghz, it's still slower and can't reach Intel...


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I can afford a $200 cpu but that would just take away from my gpu budget, which considering what it's at right now would be very ineffective.

 

P.S Please don't say to save up, because unless a $200 cpu will make a huge difference, I would also need to upgrade my gpu accordingly which would increase the price by ~$200.

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FX-6300 if you can only spare around $100 USD for just the CPU, don't get the FX-6350 as you won't notice the extra speed and it's not worth the $20-ish they usually tack onto it. If you can afford around $200-ish for just the CPU the 8350 and i5-3570k are pretty well matched though an intel CPU/Mobo combo will set you back more than an AMD CPU/Mobo will. Though an i3 is faster per core it really isn't worth it as more and more games will be optimized for more than two cores, if you could overclock the i3 that might be a bit different but you can't so unless you want to get an i3 now and upgrade to a i5/i7 later get the FX-6300 if your CPU budget is around $100 USD.

that and you can oc the 6300 to the 6350,personaly id go am3+ as far as im aware they will realease one more chip on that plat for so get a fx6300 or 8300 and spend the extra 20-40 bucks and get a good cooler and over clock the crap out of it:)

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I'd go with the AMD FX-6300 6-Core Processor Black Edition as the cheap option or the AMD FX-8320 FX-Series 8-Core Black Edition if you can afford that. In both cases get the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO and OC!


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Personally I would suggest going with the AMD FX 6300 if you can afford it go for the FX 8320.

I only went with the FX 8350 as I didn't want to overclock until I get my new GPU.

In addition, I looked at reviews and such and decided to go with AMD since for its price and performance, compared to intel, was much better, also partly because I wanted to try something new since all my pc's have been intel so far.


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The FX 6300 outperforms the i3s handily in a very wide selection of games.
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http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/piledriver-k10-cpu-overclocking,3584-19.html

 

In productivity workloads the FX 6300 extends an even larger delta between it and the i3s.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/piledriver-k10-cpu-overclocking,3584-20.html

 

In well threaded games like Crysis 3, Far Cry 3 & BF4 the FX 6300 just runs with it.
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http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/piledriver-k10-cpu-overclocking,3584-10.html

The best performance/price CPU at this moment in time is the FX 8320, followed closely by the FX 6300, so if you can stretch your budget to an FX 8320 that would be even better, it's also worth noting that the 8320 comes with a better stock CPU cooler than the FX 6300, so you're making up more value there as well.

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unless you are able to get an i5-2500 or up for the same price as an FX-8300 series cpu go with amd imo


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I'd go with the AMD FX-6300 6-Core Processor Black Edition as the cheap option or the AMD FX-8320 FX-Series 8-Core Black Edition if you can afford that. In both cases get the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO and OC!

 

 

Personally I would suggest going with the AMD FX 6300 if you can afford it go for the FX 8320.

I only went with the FX 8350 as I didn't want to overclock until I get my new GPU.

In addition, I looked at reviews and such and decided to go with AMD since for its price and performance, compared to intel, was much better, also partly because I wanted to try something new since all my pc's have been intel so far.

 

 

The FX 6300 outperforms the i3s handily in a very wide selection of games.

Combined-Average-Gaming-Performance.png

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/piledriver-k10-cpu-overclocking,3584-19.html

 

In productivity workloads the FX 6300 extends an even larger delta between it and the i3s.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/piledriver-k10-cpu-overclocking,3584-20.html

 

In well threaded games like Crysis 3, Far Cry 3 & BF4 the FX 6300 just runs with it.

Crysis-3-Medium-Frame-Rate.png

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/piledriver-k10-cpu-overclocking,3584-10.html

The best performance/price CPU at this moment in time is the FX 8320, followed closely by the FX 6300, so if you can stretch your budget to an FX 8320 that would be even better, it's also worth noting that the 8320 comes with a better stock CPU cooler than the FX 6300, so you're making up more value there as well.

 

 

unless you are able to get an i5-2500 or up for the same price as an FX-8300 series cpu go with amd imo

 

Right now I am probably going to buy the 6300 and the overclocking allows even more potential.

 

Does anyone know a way to overclock the cpu on the fly? I know you can with intel CPU's such as in AI suite from Asus, but I'm not sure if the same feature applies to AMD.

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