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Intel equivalent to AMD FX-6300 that is energy efficient?

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#1 GameGuru


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Posted 12 November 2016 - 09:22 AM

Ok my main computer rig is in the signature below and this computer is on 24/7 because I share my Plex library with seven family and friends outside my home.  I have had ten concurrent streams before (yeah) and four concurrent trans-codes before and this system has handled it like a dream.  My problem is I had my gaming machine being on 24/7 to wear out and this system is not energy efficient.


Here is what I want to do.  I want to build and energy efficient Intel machine for my NAS that must be able to handle this amount of streams also.  Would a modern and efficient four core Intel handle Plex streaming and trans-coding as good or better than this older AMD 6-core?


I am just looking at great advice on processor as all other parts I know what I am doing.  I've been AMD so long I just don't know what to get in the Intel world that would meet my needs.

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Posted 12 November 2016 - 04:26 PM

Intel quad core should be enough if FX-6300 is. Just check that quad core has not too low clock speed.


Talking about energy efficiency, upcoming AMD Zen should be very strong on that area.

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Posted 12 November 2016 - 05:34 PM

The Core I3 6320 is very power efficient: http://pcpartpicker.com/product/KWbkcf/intel-cpu-bx80662i36320

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Posted 12 November 2016 - 06:27 PM

The I3 6320 is probably the best intel processor in terms of TDP (51W) which also has hyper-threading enabled.

If you're looking for a quad-core (in the same price range, 190$-200$) with a good TDP there is the I5 6600 (65W) but it hasn't got hyper-threading.

Otherwise there are other options at 65W with also hyper-threading and quad-core but you're running up with the prices and you would end up spending a lot more.

So i'd point on the I3 6320 aswell, which should be able to handle your matters perfectly

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