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FX 6300 VS Pentium G3258

I wanted to build a budget pc, and after getting many build showings, I decided to see, which I can get more bang for the buck. I know that AMD is notorious for being cheap, and relatively good overall. However I have been seeing that the Pentium anniversary G3258 is pretty good as well, wil a little less price point, allowing me to get a better cooler. So if I take them both, and overclock them BOTH. Lets say a reasonable 4 ghz. Which one will perform better, for purely playing a video game. (7 days to die being a main one)

fx 6300 - sapphire dual x r9 270x - Zalman z9 - Evga 500B - Cooler master hyper TX3 - Win. 8.1 - Asrock 970 extreme 3 r2.0 - Crucial ballstix sport 8gb (2x4) - WD blue 1TB - some random optical drive for 11$

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Pentium G3258

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pentium, gives you the chance to upgrade to an i3 or i5 when broadwell releases (make sure to get a h97 mobo though)

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Pentium g3258; because you can upgrade to much better CPU; while you can't upgrade much further with FX-6300.

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Which games?

 

. (7 days to die being a main one)

fx 6300 - sapphire dual x r9 270x - Zalman z9 - Evga 500B - Cooler master hyper TX3 - Win. 8.1 - Asrock 970 extreme 3 r2.0 - Crucial ballstix sport 8gb (2x4) - WD blue 1TB - some random optical drive for 11$

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Pentium if you get a £100 motherboard so you can overclock the crap out of it. If you're going for a sub £50 motherboard for true budgetness, FX 6300.

 

The Pentium itself is great value. The costs involve in actually overclocking it though maybe aren't so much.

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Penium I would say.

 

FX-6300 isnt even a true 6 core, more like 3 (kinda, not really)

 

The pentium has better OC capability, lower TDP, lower price, and better speed/clock performance

n0ah1897, on 05 Mar 2014 - 2:08 PM, said:  "Computers are like girls. It's whats in the inside that matters.  I don't know about you, but I like my girls like I like my cases. Just as beautiful on the inside as the outside."

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The G3258 is good if you're just going to play games and not multitask much with streaming and such which is pretty crippling with only 2 cores. The 6300 wouldn't perform as well for some games that are heavily dependent on fast individual cores like WoW but doesn't have any glaring issues like situations where performance takes a huge hit. 

This is if you push the G3258 farther though. You should really be pushing for 4.2ghz+ even with the stock cooler. 

 

FX-6300 isnt even a true 6 core, more like 3 (kinda, not really)

It has 6 cores. AMD defines them as so. Intel doesn't get to dictate what a true core is. 

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The G3258 is good if you're just going to play games and not multitask much with streaming and such which is pretty crippling with only 2 cores. The 6300 wouldn't perform as well for some games that are heavily dependent on fast individual cores like WoW but doesn't have any glaring issues like situations where performance takes a huge hit. 

This is if you push the G3258 farther though. You should really be pushing for 4.2ghz+ even with the stock cooler. 

 

It has 6 cores. AMD defines them as so. Intel doesn't get to dictate what a true core is. 

Yeah, i guess, but Windows defines it as 3 cores as well.

 

They are not the same as "True intel cores," So 6 core intel beats 6 core AMD, but it kinda depends for 6 core AMD vs 2 core intel

n0ah1897, on 05 Mar 2014 - 2:08 PM, said:  "Computers are like girls. It's whats in the inside that matters.  I don't know about you, but I like my girls like I like my cases. Just as beautiful on the inside as the outside."

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It's an old game so it's singlethreaded, it's CPU bound, a G3528 then. You can always upgrade to a 4690k later, on AMD's side upgrading a 6300 isn't interesting as none of them bring any actual gaming performance. However a 4690k is a massive upgrade to a 6300/G3258.

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G3258, I got mine OC at 4.5ghz with Noctua nh-d14 :)

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Get a i3 4150 if you don't plan to upgrade for a while as it will run games that demand more cores better (Watch Dogs, Crysis 3). If your gonna upgrade soon then get the G3258. Get a H97 motherboard.

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now i feel silly reading the comments... i bought a fx-6300 with an asrock 970, 2 months ago. still feel like a major upgrade from my old athlon X2 250...

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G3258, I got mine OC at 4.5ghz with Noctua nh-d14 :)

What motherboard did you use?
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G3258, I got mine OC at 4.5ghz with Noctua nh-d14 :)

Noctua costs about the same as the cpu does xD

At least you can upgrade to 4790k laterz

 

Id say 6300 all the way. Yes with games that use 2 cores intel is better but games use 4 cores now and 2 more cores will help in future.

Fx6300 is more like i3 that you can overclock

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Keep in mind I do plan on upgrading if I get the pentium. I think I will go with it, as it allows me to get a better aftermarket cooler, and maybe I could squeeze out a water cooler out of the extra money. So a G3258, Z97 Mobo, and a good aftermarket cooler it is. Thanks everyone!

fx 6300 - sapphire dual x r9 270x - Zalman z9 - Evga 500B - Cooler master hyper TX3 - Win. 8.1 - Asrock 970 extreme 3 r2.0 - Crucial ballstix sport 8gb (2x4) - WD blue 1TB - some random optical drive for 11$

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Keep in mind I do plan on upgrading if I get the pentium. I think I will go with it, as it allows me to get a better aftermarket cooler, and maybe I could squeeze out a water cooler out of the extra money. So a G3258, Z97 Mobo, and a good aftermarket cooler it is. Thanks everyone!

Hold on.  Don't buy an aftermarket cooler for the Pentium.  The Pentium overclocks just fine on the stock cooler.  It is only a 2 core chip, so the heat output is not drastic.  1.3v+ is perfectly fine to use with the stock cooler, and temps should still be in the 60-70s.

 

Use that money from an aftermarket cooler towards an i5. 

 

When you do finally decide to get an after market cooler once you have already purchased an i5/i7, look into the Cooler Master Seidon 240M on Newegg.com.

 

Going Pentium + aftermarket cooler before i5 is kind of backwards.

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