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)
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.
I don't agree with the 1.5x speed increase, although it is more powerful.
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.