£50 savings worth it?

Robi_g

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right now I can get...

FX-8120 (£124)
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/processors/amdfx/fd8120frgubox.html
and
Asus Sabertooth 990FX (£118)
http://www.ebuyer.com/270699-asus-s...hannel-audio-atx-motherboard-sabertooth-990fx
Total: £242

OR

I5 3570k (£180)
http://www.ebuyer.com/270699-asus-s...hannel-audio-atx-motherboard-sabertooth-990fx
and
ASrock Z77 Extreme 4 (£117)
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/...el1155z77chipsetmotherboards/z77extreme4.html
Total: £297

1* Which should I buy, the savings would be enough to get:
http://www.ebuyer.com/255491-antec-kuhler-h2o-620-cpu-cooler-0761345-77085-9 so would he OC I could get from the AMD then beat the i5?
2* when does Piledriver come out?
3* I'm upgrading from what's on my signature (pentium D if it doesn't show up) so would either be good compared to that that I wouldn't be able to tell the difference?

Thanks :)
 

WatchOut

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1) If you can get the i5 then get it, you should always go for the better tech to last longer in a new build and the FX is not that.
2) Piledriver should be out towards the end of the year/ early 2013.
3) I used to have the Pentium D 915 and in normal use the main difference is the speed at which programs start up, but changing to an i5 will speed up your system all round and will allow you to run demanding programs with ease. And programs rarely crash when compared to the 915.