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Help me decide - AMD vs Intel Builds

frahar

62 months ago

I'm wanting to upgrade my current build. I do some casual gaming (WoW, LoL, Hearthstone), and some light graphic design. Nothing too heavy. I'd also like a build that will last a few years, and will have some potential for upgrades down the road.

AMD Version based on FX-8320: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/frahar/saved/2c4J7P

INTEL Version based on i5-4690: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/frahar/saved/kBTtt6

Thoughts? Suggestions? Flaws you see?

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I would go with Intel for builds that are $700+ because Intel is generally better when it comes to CPU's and even when you combine AMD CPU's integrated graphics with a GPU, it still isn't as good as just getting good Intel CPU and whatever GPU you like or can afford.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

if it was me would spend that $60 less and go with the amd build. heres a good example on that cpu not being a bottleneck on mid range gpus. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-fx-8370e-cpu,3929-7.html

would change the 8320 to 8320e if price was only a few $ difference. why? http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?289461-A-little-birdie-told-me&p=5237937&viewfull=1#post5237937

would drop the ssd. v300 are not good. and the few seconds dropped in boot time isnt worth it to me. saves another $60 which brings us to a $120 (60 from not choosing the intel and $60 here).

first i would spend the extra on getting this motherboard https://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga990fxaud3. just a better board.

and with the extra $- https://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-r9280xtdfd or at least a r9 280.

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