AMD FX8350 OR Intel 3770k

Im building a new PC soon and I want to know what is better for gaming and video editing, the FX8350 or the 3770k?

I would also like to overclock to about 4.5GHz. I'll be playing a veriety of games like Total War, Far Cry 3, Crysis 3, BF3/4, European Escalation, racing games. I will also be using an AMD GPU, so is there any benefit to using a AMD CPU along with it? And of course what is the AMD motherboard equivelant to the ASUS P8Z77-V?


Thanks for your times guys :D

Get the 8350; it is only a bit weaker than the 3770k, but, 990FX boards are cheaper, and the CPU itself costs $100 less.

I'd say the equivalent to the P8Z77 V is the Asus M5A99FX Pro or Gigabyte UD5 990FX.

Do you have a budget?

What video editing program are you going to be using?

Do you live near a microcenter?

i agree with ^ the 8350 is the way to go, the 3770k and the fx 8350 are about even so..... considering the $100 difference in just the processor, id go with the 8350.