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[–] linuxuser437442 [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

What type of games do you play though?

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[–] Phivex 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I'd recommend AMD mainly because I do my best not to buy Intel products. It's a company with shitty morals. I don't condone their practices, so I do my best not to support their products.

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[–] linuxuser437442 [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Which is the main reason I was looking into an AMD/AMD build.

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[–] Phivex 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Then more power to you, brother. I have an AMD rig I built a few years ago and I love it. I, and most gamers, don't need some "top-of-the-line"/"state-of-the-art" machine. I just need a machine that runs very well and won't have any issues running newer games. Anything more than that is pretty much a materialistic waste of money, imo.

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[–] RoboGreg 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yeah but they simply don't compete price/performance at most price ranges. And with no upgrade path for CPU's...

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[–] Phivex 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I understand, but that doesn't bother me. Me buying their products only helps to empower their decisions. Since it's not something I need and instead something I want, I'm accountable for that decision and for directly contributing to their ideals. If you don't want shitty businesses, then don't support them. To me, supporting the right person/company is significantly more important than some feature. I'm not a mercenary. You can't buy my loyalty.

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[–] Shafticle 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Running an FX-8120 here with dual Radeon 7850's.

In a raw race to crunch numbers I'm sure to loose but I'm still pleased with my now ageing build. If I was to rebuild a new system from scratch today I'd certainly go AMD/AMD, however my intention when building myself new rigs now a days is to get the most without breaking my bank for a few extra fps. If money was no object and the goal was to squeeze out every possible fps for supreme gaming or bragging rights I'd go Intel and whichever display adaptor was in the lead at the time.

I think Intel processors are over priced with a weakened CPU competitor; I cringe to think how expensive it would be if there was no second choice.

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[–] SquarebobSpongebutt 2 points 5 points (+7|-2) ago  (edited ago)

If your primary reason is for gaming, then AMD is not really in the running anymore CPU wise. They can still be useful for very low budget builds in some cases and are good for certain media applications that run better on more threads but most gaming is Intel.

EDIT: Just realized you are the same guy from the other thread. Info still stands though.

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[–] linuxuser437442 [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

lol yup! Thanks for the info, sorry for the haters downvoating you.

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[–] TorrentialTech 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Well the main reason for me to use an AMD CPU is their price to performance ratio in multithreaded scenarios. While it is true that an Intel CPU with more powerful cores will perform better in many games, for me it doesn't justify the price difference. I bought my FX-8320 for $105. An i5 4690K would be over double that price and an i7 over triple. This Tweaktown article shows that the difference even with multiple high end video cards isn't very large. It depends hugely on what games you will primarily be playing, some games like BF4 love more cores and take advantage of all 8, older games or games built on older engines often won't use all 8 cores fully.

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[–] bravewarrior 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Choose AMD for best price/performance. Choose Intel if you want the best of the best. It's quite simple, really.

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[–] grndzro 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

If you are OK with higher power usage and overclocking the AMD FX CPU's still perform very well. Overclocking seems to alleviate the IPC deficit pretty well.

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[–] RedSocks157 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

For a budget PC the new APUs kick ass and you'll save a ton of money.

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[–] grndzro 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yup, Kaveri has quite a bit higher IPC and you can OC them ~ 4.5 ghz.

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[–] RoboGreg 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I would go intel just because of how awesome of G3258 is right now. It can be overclocked to 4.5Ghz+ on the stock cooler, and it costs around 50 bucks. You can upgrade it in a few years without switching motherboards or anything else really.

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[–] Lenor 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

See my reply in this thread.

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