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Old March 26, 2012, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Theolonious View Post
But...why go intel?
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Intel CPUs at stock can simply push more FPS in most games than stock to lightly OC'd AMD CPUs at this time.
AMD Bulldozer FX-8150 Processor Review

Note the i3 beating Bulldozer quite easily in most games, and at less power consumption.

I am an AMD fan...current and past desktops all AMD and laptop A8-3500m, but there are very few times to recommend them right now.

Here is another review of sub $200 CPU tested in gaming. It includes OCing where possible.


Desktop: Arc Midi R2, Z77-D3H, 3570K 1.09v/4.1ghz with Zalman Optima Cooler, Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb@1866mhz, XFX R9 280X DD, Bitfenix Fury 750w, WD Black 1TB, Intel 530 120GB
Away from home light Gamer: Acer Aspire 15.6", A8-3500m undervolt and OC to 2Ghz, 2x4gb Corsair Vengeance, Crucial M500 240gb

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Old March 27, 2012, 11:47 AM
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i'd rather build my own list for 550 to be honest. not liking a lot of those parts there.
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Old March 28, 2012, 06:47 PM
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Pretty impressive maybe upgrade the ram to 6gb later on
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