Hey guys, i'm building my first gaming pc + peripherals. Please help me decide between these two setups.
Classic argument, go with what fits your price range and meets your needs... Intel CPUs tend to generate less heat due to lower power consumption... so keep that in mind. If you go with the AMD get a good aftermarket cooler like an H100i or Hyper 212 Evo if you don't want liquid cooling.
To the OP,
I would go with the intel build. Upgrade to Xeon e3-1241 or 1246 (1246 has integrated graphics, 1241 does not). Much better performance figures from the Xeon. Xeon e3-1241 vs. AMD FX-8350 vs. i7-4770
Ditch the Gigabyte GTX770 (unless you have to have it) and go for the cheaper EVGA GTX770
Your PSU too expensive IMO, and you probably wont need 650W unless you plan on upgrading in the future. Choose the Corsair CX600M or the EVGA SuperNova 650
Personally I find a 24 in to be the perfect size for a monitor any bigger and I can't see the whole screen without backing up. The AMD CPU outperforms the xeon E3 but an intel i5 4690 is cheaper then the xeon e3 and about 15 dollars more then the 8350 and generally outperforms the 8350. Now in terms of overclocking if that's what you plan on doing then the 8350 would be better suited for the build.
Is this better ?
intel if your budget allows
you can't compare these tow of course amd wins in this one its unfair to take an xeon. you got to get a i7 or i5 then you can compare them
Not so fast. If the OP were to spend the extra $40 (and maybe cut it somewhere else) and get a Xeon e3-1241, then it would be Xeon all the way. Just look here. Xeon e3-1241 vs. AMD FX-8350 vs. i7-4770
i kinda just don't get that benchmark
What dont you get, maybe I can help
how is that amd 8 core higher clock and turbo losing to the xeon
Intels on average have a better single core performance.
AMD considers their chip 8 core because it has 4 real cores and 2 "logical' cores per "real" core. Its a way of counting cores, 4 x 2 = 8. Intel has the same, but calls theirs a Quad core because they only count "real" cores. So, they basically have the same # of cores but AMD and Intel have different ways of counting them, or at least thats how I understand it.
The Xeon has a better score because it just runs better overall. Better technology, 2 years newer than the AMD translates to more advancements.