Just ordered an FX8300 (boxed version) for 124 euros, since my GTX750Ti and RAM order is still in process... FX8300 are rare here and it's +100Mhz stock clock that may come handy, who knows... I had promiced myself to wait for FX to go EOL to grab another octacore when they get cheaper, but heck, since i had an order still open and the same shop happened to bring 8300 in stock... This way i will make me an informatics Xmas present without my girlfriend seeing it and *****ing at me.
But now i will have to decide whether to keep the 8320 or 8300 as spare CPU (i have many spare motherboards, but had none spare octacore). If i get yet another octacore when they go EOL, then i will run 2 octacores active and keep the 3rd as spare. The bad thing is that if i put the FX8300 in my main rig, i will have to do everything from scatch in undervolting. I will have to find the voltage for each P-State again. Pheeeewww... The idea alone makes me dizzy... But i will certainly take it on a spin to 4.5Ghz on the UD3P to see how it overclocks. Also ordered a Crucial BX100 250GB SSD and i am pretty much done with upgrading PCs for years.
I would have prefered an OEM 8300, since i am full of the useless stock AMD coolers and it's moronic to pay 20 euros more to get yet another useless heatsink, but, at the sorry state of e-shops here, even finding a boxed 8300 at 124 euros is close to a miracle, so i will take that... The only OEM chip here on sale is FX4300 at 54 euros, which is not bad as a price and i might get one in the future to upgrade my minor rigs, but quad is really low and i wanted a spare octacore...
Sigh... I wish american shops would open branches here... It's almost sad shopping here...Edited by Undervolter - 11/5/15 at 12:58am