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New build - fx-8320 vs i5 4570k

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Hi guys and gals

 

My dad is looking to build a new pc for himself. We've always had intel but he's thinking of giving AMD a go.

 

He mostly uses office, light illustrator/photoshop, and on a rare occasion gaming.

 

How would a fx 8320 rig compare to an i5?

 

I know the fx have a higher tdp, and the cores are not as strong. But would he notice the difference?

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 But would he notice the difference?

 

No, not with what he is doing with the machine, i'd say its more overkill for the tasks he wants to do with it.

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FX 8320 for $134.99 @ Tigerdirect.com with free shipping;

 

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4904560&SRCCODE=WEBGOOPA&cm_mmc_o=mH4CjC7BBTkwCjCV1-CjCE&gclid=CLbi6NeYjbwCFahj7Aodgh8A2g

 

Hard to argue against that value for the proposed uses...................

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But would he notice the difference?

No, not with what he is doing with the machine, i'd say its more overkill for the tasks he wants to do with it.

Yeah, that's what I thought. I think it's more bragging rights to run these CPU's than actual usage.

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Not necessary, PS can be heavy on the CPU. I would go with the i5 myself.

I myself am a heavy photoshop user...where I'd probably benefit from the better cpu... the photoshop he would do is very limited

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for photoshop it won't matter much which CPU you get . just remember to enable gpu acceleration or it does matter.

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No reason that it shouldn't work.  May require that you make some manual adjustments in the BIOS (primary memory timings, memory voltage and possibly command rate) but other than that you shouldn't have any issues.

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So now he has decided on the Fx 8320. Which mobo?

I was looking at the Gigabyte 970A-UD3P and it seems alright...

 

What do you guys think? As my knowledge of Amd chipsets is not that good

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