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SlootFlute
04-27-2014, 07:54 PM
Build #1

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/AnthonyM757/saved/4rkf

build #2

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/AnthonyM757/saved/4vtd

Ignore case and psu in 1st build

How much of a difference in performance would I see?

Purplekoolaid
04-27-2014, 07:57 PM
Processors are so overkill for what most people do with PC's nowadays.... software is being made to be offloaded to GPU, you'll be more likely to be bottlenecked by a hard-drive than processor....

The difference will be there, but pretty small.... also depends on who you ask.

Fist-Of-Freedom
04-27-2014, 08:10 PM
"The Core i5 3570K is quicker, for sure, but the difference isn't nearly enough that you're ever going to feel it."

I would take build 1, but i'm kinda the "if you're gonna do it, do it" right kinda guy

everblue
04-27-2014, 08:32 PM
For games like arma, civ, planetside 2, dayZ, etc you will see a noticeable difference

Personally I would go with the i5

mackd
04-27-2014, 09:41 PM
Personally i'd spend the extra $$ and go with the i5.

BennyJr169
04-27-2014, 09:51 PM
i5 bro, for that price just get a haswell

HowsMyClutch
04-27-2014, 09:55 PM
i5 bro, for that price just get a haswell

This.

If your not overclocking, you can get the 4670 for cheaper with better performance then the 3570k.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116896

MiscMathematician
04-28-2014, 01:33 AM
if youre going AMD, might as well get the 5ghz "8-core" CPU, only a few bucks more than the i5

invrlose123
04-28-2014, 02:36 AM
Processors are so overkill for what most people do with PC's nowadays.... software is being made to be offloaded to GPU, you'll be more likely to be bottlenecked by a hard-drive than processor....

The difference will be there, but pretty small.... also depends on who you ask.

But who was arma
But who was 64 player battlefield

Brahku
04-28-2014, 02:40 AM
honestly brah, if you have the money for the i5 take it.

SlootFlute
04-28-2014, 07:32 AM
Thanks for everyone's input

I think I'll shell out the extra money and get the i5

I don't plan on building a new PC after this anytime soon so let me do it right

eXistenceLies
04-28-2014, 08:55 AM
Thanks for everyone's input

I think I'll shell out the extra money and get the i5

I don't plan on building a new PC after this anytime soon so let me do it right

That is basically the norm for average pc gamers. PC should last at least 4 years. My last build lasted me 6 years. Put together back in 2008. Just rebuilt whole new PC Jan of this year. Now my old PC from 2008 is used as a media center and sits right next to my 55" game room TV.

Euphorikxxx
04-28-2014, 09:40 AM
yeah 100% do not get the FX AMD, yeah they are okay if you are extremely on a budget, the i5 will work way better, and won't ever have problems.

just get a decent harddrive to keep up with the processor and you'll be amazed with the performance

MiscMathematician
04-28-2014, 10:49 AM
That is basically the norm for average pc gamers. PC should last at least 4 years. My last build lasted me 6 years. Put together back in 2008. Just rebuilt whole new PC Jan of this year. Now my old PC from 2008 is used as a media center and sits right next to my 55" game room TV.

CPUs of current generations are far from being bottlenecks for midrange machines. Unless some serious major breakthroughs happen in graphics or a huge shift in game-design, in 4 years a sandy/ivy/haswell core processors will still perform impressively coupled with the graphics cards of that generation. This will probably change when gaming at 4k+

Rawp0wer1O1
04-28-2014, 11:21 AM
Unless some serious major breakthroughs happen in graphics or a huge shift in game-design, in 4 years a sandy/ivy/haswell core processors will still perform impressively coupled with the graphics cards of that generation. This will probably change when gaming at 4k+

^this

I'll probably be able to ride my I7 4770k for a long ass time.....but i wont cause building new pc's every few years if fun huehueue

eXistenceLies
04-28-2014, 11:36 AM
^this

I'll probably be able to ride my I7 4770k for a long ass time.....but i wont cause building new pc's every few years if fun huehueue

I usually pass on my older PC to my mother. She only uses it to check email, music and web. I have given her two builds so far.

jmonty
04-28-2014, 02:13 PM
But who was arma
But who was 64 player battlefield

64 player bf4 runs fine with my old ass amd 945.

Rectify
04-28-2014, 06:28 PM
I was playing Civ 5 MP with some buddies last week and the only guy who got major slowdown near the end of the game (when there's a lot of **** going on) was the guy with the i5. No hyperthreading. People underestimate things like multi-threading in games, but they're becoming more and more relevant. I remember going from a dual core to quad core with GTA 4 changed the game from 15fps to 40+ back when that arrived.

You gonna build a PC for now, or a PC that'll be more future-proof? I know i'd rather throw an extra 50€ down now on a better CPU and not be 'that guy' who finds his CPU bottlenecking him sooner. I understand you've a budget in mind, but also bear in mind whether $100 less now means you're possibly upgrading a year earlier next time. I used to get mid-tier setups back in 1999-2007, and i spend far less money over the long term nowadays by building a better rig in the first place.

Please stay safe, Anthony.

skullcrusher149
04-28-2014, 07:15 PM
I have the 6300 and haven't experienced too many performance issues. Games like DayZ and Planetside definitely tax my machine, but that's about it. Still, I'd spend a little bit more and opt for a stronger CPU, but it's not terribly important.

whitepaper
04-28-2014, 07:41 PM
Has no one asked what he's going to use it for, or are we to assume he's just going to game on it?

Purplekoolaid
04-28-2014, 07:48 PM
yeah 100% do not get the FX AMD, yeah they are okay if you are extremely on a budget, the i5 will work way better, and won't ever have problems.

just get a decent harddrive to keep up with the processor and you'll be amazed with the performance

Talk about bias, since when do any desktop processors have "problems"....?

TheAlterEgo
04-29-2014, 12:28 AM
Has no one asked what he's going to use it for, or are we to assume he's just going to game on it?

I doubt he's going to go to the trouble of building a PC with considerable grunt just to misc and browse redtube, that's what tablets are for.

TriggerWarning
04-29-2014, 12:59 AM
just to put this out there

recommended specs for watch dogs

OS: Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8 (Please note that we only support 64 bit OSs.)
Processor: Eight core – Intel Core i7-3770 @3.5 GHz or AMD FX-8350 X8 @ 4 GHz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: DirectX 11 graphics card with 2 GB Video RAM – Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 ti or AMD Radeon HD 7850
DirectX: Version 11
Hard Drive: 25 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers