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Which cpu to get? amd fx-6300 or intel i3 3220?
Submitted 20 months ago by cooliobob

Hi, I have a ~700$ range for building a computer.

I've already decided on wanting to get a radeon 7870 ghz card, so I was wondering which cpu would be best for my budget.

I was thinking about the amd fx-6300 or the intel i3 3220 since they're both pretty similar in price, but which one is better for gaming?

(i'm not going to overclock just because I'm afraid of screwing something up)

All feedback is appreciated, and if you have any other suggestions, please let me know. (max budget range for cpu is like 150)

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preman 1 point 20 months ago

6300 is the way to go. To put benchmarks in perspective it's about a 1.5x speed increase. If you're going for budge for money in CPUs, AMD is usually the way to go.

 
 
TestBuilds 1 point 20 months ago

I don't agree with the 1.5x speed increase, although it is more powerful.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/fx-8350-8320-6300-4300_6.html#sect0

 
 
TestBuilds 1 point 20 months ago

The i3 is uses much less energy, but the 6300 does perform better, and offer overclocking, just in case you consider it for the future.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/fx-8350-8320-6300-4300_6.html#sect0

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