I have BOTH a Core i5 3570k and AMD FX 8300
I can get a 4.5 oc on the FX and maybe (very possibly) get something closer to 4.6 - 4.7 on the Intel
IF I'm going to be using this computer to multitask gaming and streaming what would be better?
Again this isn't about price! I already have both. I've looked around and It looks like they're neck and neck so I need a really good opinion from you guys!
Here are part picker list of the two systems in question
(SIDE NOTE: If you are curious one system is going to my little sister who is just getting into gaming and the other one is going to my co-host that I stream with)
Why not benchmark both systems yourself and pass on the weaker of the two?
BECAUSE THIS!!! and I'm lazy....
I am going to say it directly.
Intel wins in pure gaming. Now Streaming... That is another thing. I believe the 8 Core will win in streaming, recording, rendering, etc.
Purely gaming - intel wins.
As AMD fanboy i will encourage you to run away from 2 brands of mobos - Asrock and MSI. This is for the AM3+ socket.
I believe, TekSyndicate have exactly the answer to your question in a video form with some benchmarks.
Never had any problems with ASRock, but I agree on MSI.
From my experience, pure gaming intel wins clearly. Throw rendering and recording into the mix, AMD wins.
Actually, i never used AM3+ asrock product, but i have rarely heard of people, happy with their AMD motherboard, until FM sockets. I am now using Asrock, but i still remember there were a lot of AM3/AM3+ complaints from people about Asrock.
MSI - they are really bad... I mean not just specific series or product line. I rarely meet people that have never had issues with their MSI products. GPUs, MOBOs, all have bugs and issues.
how did you paint the front of that case??? is it a spec 01?
Right one is Spec 01 The left one is Thermaltake Commander MS-I Epic Edition BUT I HATE THE TERMALTAKE its so awful, you cant use the top mounts for fans because theyer too close to the MoBo and the rear fan is too high up for a 120mm Rad and in the front thers two mounts for 120mm fans but you can only use one because the front io is in the way
what mobo do you use for ur i5? i just bought a 4690k, need mobo recommendations
I use asus Sabertooth for my gaming builds, The longevity of them is amazing and great for overclocking! I'd have to say I'm a bit of a loyal customer though (Fanboy)
I already finished the other one
The starting entry-level products from ASRock, of the AM3+ line, like the Pro3 and Extreme3, left some people wanting - mostly because of the VRMs, which did not have a lot of phases or passive cooling.
MSI had a similar issue, except their mosfets wouldn't throttle, which led to a lot of catastrophic failures.