Originally Posted by Sgt Bilko
Validation means little (as i'm sure you know)
get yourself an 8320e if you want to save the cash, not much more and people have been getting more consistent results with them
Oh I'm with you on the validation thing,.... I actually found a few more threads with stable 5GHz overlocks on that 8300.
In my opinion, with the 8320E being $140 + $2 shipping, and the 8300 being $99 with free shipping, it's still a better deal to get the 8300.
That 8300 is a 95w chip that runs at 3.3 with a 4.2GHz turbo. At a 40% higher price, and being placed in a mainstream board (I am trying my hand at the newest ASRock 970 Performance board @ $76 after rebate/promo), I think the cheaper I keep 'er the better.
$175 total in a 8 core vishera combo with 4.6GHz+ potential is flat out awesome.
Not to mention ebay will gladly fetch me $140 for this 1090T if I decide to sell it....