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i5-3570K vs FX-8350

Soldato
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Topic, which is better? I really want to jump to Intel, but the Piledriver would only cost me £140 and will slot right in my machine, rather than £260 for the i5 + mobo.

Games are usually much better optimized for an Intel over AMD, so that's another plus, and the i5 is tried and tested, whereas the 8350 is new blood.

Thoughts? I'm going to upgrade this weekend and want some opinions. :)
 
Caporegime
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For gaming, the i5 3570k is better, there's no arguing, the facts are on the wall.
Is it better to the extent of spending that much money? Well, I wouldn't say it's 260, more like 200 if you don't mind getting a B-grade Z68 board with the 3570k, you'll also get PCI-E 3.0 so you'll be future proof in that regard.

Overall difference is about in the 60 quid region.

With your current GPU, it's not going to make a massive difference regardless, so even the FX8320 OC'ed could be a more cost effective option.
 
Soldato
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Hey second hand motherboards normally get pretty good money on ebay :)

I am planning on switching over :) hopefully today
 
Associate
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Intel, Intel and Intel (3570k).
At the moment Intel are crushing the market in performance.
They might not be cheap but its worth the extra dosh.
 
Soldato
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Yeah it looks like I'm going Blue. :p

Can anyone tell me what a mobo swap involves? I'm completely clueless.
 
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