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Intel i3-3220 vs AMD Athlon II X4 650K for Gaming

yourmother117
  • 79 months ago

So the most intense game I'll be playing is BF4 or even Arma III. Should I pay an extra 20 bucks for the intel version. Btw I'm on very tight budget. Max. 450$ but if the Intel version performs better I'll pay the extra 20$

Intel:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/212KO

Amd: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/yourmother117/saved/2J9b

(Note: I'll buy the case at Fry's near me, for 25 bucks. 40$ on average cheaper than Online.)

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  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

I know you said you want to keep your budget to $450, but I've come up with something better for $15 more than the Intel build. Just something to consider... http://pcpartpicker.com/p/213RR

CPU: Recommended CPU for BF4 from AMD is a 6 core, and quad core from Intel. Provided is the FX 6300, it will out perform the i3 for the same price. Not to mention good overclocking capabilities with a decent cooler, something the i3 simply cannot do.

Motherboard: Cost can come down from motherboard in my build, but it is a quality board from a reputable manufacturer.

Videocard: Upped to HD 7870 XT, has more go than the HD 7870 and is the same price right now.

Memory: Dual channel, cheaper. Enough said.

Another thing, unless you already have a storage hard drive, a 60GB ssd simply will not be enough space. You could swap it for a 1TB hard drive for nearly the same price.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, 30GB for Windows (20 for a very optimized system), and with modern games being 15GB+ each, you aren't going to have much room. I have a 180GB SSD and I find I can only install about a dozen big games before I have to start trimming.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

The athlon 2 x4 760k is 2$ cheaper than the 750k and is also better. So get the athlon 2 x4 760k

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

the 760k costs 92$, check the link

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I noticed you are missing a power supply, and your SSD is going to be far too small unless you have another drive you can salvage.

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