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AMD vs Intel - First Build

mogs

61 months ago

Hi guys

I've made two very similar builds for my budget of ~£650, one with an AMD FX-8350 and one with an Intel i5 4670k. I'm pushed towards to the Intel build simply because I don't have much experience with AMD processors, but I know AMD are very good for the price. I've put a lot of thought into both builds and I think they're very good for what I want (pure gaming machine), but I just can't decide which one to go for. I do plan to OC in the future so both builds have a motherboard, PSU and cooler which will handle it.

AMD: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/mogs/saved/tNCgXL

Intel: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/mogs/saved/7bjLrH

What do you all think of these builds and which one should I go for?

Thanks

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

For just gaming the I5 will perform considerably better. The advantage the AMD chip has is extra cores, but games won't use them.

That SSD used to be good but Kingston changed the design, it is now one of the slowest you can get. I'd spend an extra £5 and get either the Sandisk Ultra or the Crucial M500.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

OK thanks. Yeah personally I think i5 will be more suitable but I just wanted to check anyway. I don't know much about SSDs so I'll take your advice, thanks :)

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