Originally Posted by Reapt
I hate AMD. As stated earlier lol. But do you think I could build a more powerful gaming comp for that price with AMD? Their chips are so much cheaper and the radeons are compared to nvidia a as well.
[b] They are for a reason. Like I stated before and proved to another guy sevreal times the 4440 and 8350 are typically identical in price but in a gaming box the i5 will walk all over the 8350 day and night. Single threaded performance will always be where it's at for gaming.
[i] Not necessarily true. The 280x, 290, and 290x are all grossly overpriced due to mining making the 770 and 780 the go to cards for the money currently. Although admittedly because of the above overpricing the 770 and 780 are slightly overpriced IMO too, but not as bad. Like I was telling the other guy, the 280x and 770 should both be about $275 new right now but they aren't.
Back on topic though, honestly it's really up to you. Like I put before you're looking at having an i3 or an FX6300 for the money. Personally, I would get an i3 because later on down the road you have an upgrade path whereas with AMD you have the 8350 and you're stuck. Cue above statement about performance. The i3 4130 will rock the games she wants easily. For the GPU you can start her out with something like a 750ti or if doable a 760.
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