Planning for a new system

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  1. nesman

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    Hello all,

    I am planning on building a new system and I am not sure on what specs it should be. i7-6700k quad core or and AMD FX 8350 Octa core. Any suggestions or current systems that you have?
     
  2. MaccyF

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    for gaming? i7-6700k is a better option as most games have pretty poor multi-thread support (which is the 8350's major selling point)

    if you're planning on lots of video/ photo editing or other similar tasks its more of an even contest
     
  3. nesman

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    Ok then for gaming and rendering let's say SFM, tf2 hammer and other programs which one would be a better option?

    and then for a GPU im not sure which one would be best for gaming and rendering.
     
  4. Hyperion

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    6700k hands down. Man, it costs 2.5 times more. 6600k might be the best bang for buck
     
  5. Vel0city

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    Don't bother with the 8350. Like at all. It's even worse than an entry-level i3 in single-threaded workloads. If you want to go AMD, wait for Zen to go live (between Haswell and Broadwell performance for a lower price). Otherwise, get the 6700K. If you only game though (and SFM doesn't really use that many cores) get a 6600K. GPU wise, depends how big your budget is. An RX480/470 would be a great card for the price though if you play titles at 1080p/1440p and are fine with anything between 60-80fps. If you're rendering 3D stuff (or want to run higher resolutions in games) and it can be GPU accelerated get a GTX1070/1080 as that stuff is usually CUDA only which AMD cards don't support (yet, AMD has a CUDA licence but they haven't done anything with it yet). Or again, wait for AMD's Vega architecture (due Q1 2017) which is AMD's high-end offerings in the GPU market).
     
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  6. nesman

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    For GPUs im look at $200 ish maybe a 960 or 1050ti
     
  7. Vel0city

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    Don't bother with a 960, it's an old tech card. Don't go with a 1050Ti ($139) if your budget it $200. For $169 you can have an RX470 (its MSRP dropped this week to $169 from $179 which is pretty nice) which kicks the 1050Ti's behind. Or if you're really lucky you can get a reference RX480 4GB at the $199 MSRP.
     
  8. Hyperion

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    If you dont quite have money for GTX1060, I suggest you to save more. Lower GPUs have aren't so worth considering lifetime
     
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