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Should I ? 8120&mobo for $150

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I can get the 8120 and asrock extreme 3 for $150. How much of noticeable difference would it be from my 2.8 athlon IIx2? Multithread, i'm guessing huge and single not so much?

I can reuse my cooler so after ram, I can get this for a tad over $200 to my door, whereas a ivy setup would be ~$450
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Despite not being the fastest chip on the planet, it would be a big step up from an Athlon II X2. That being said I would not pick one up without the 990FX chipset and the ability to step up to Piledriver later.
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im guessing your oc will be limited by the 4+1 power phase. remember the 8120 is power hungry
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I wont be doing a huge amount of overclocking. If anything it would be more of a token gesture, maybe to 3.5ghz at most so i'm not too concerned about that. Any upgrade I do I plan on keeping for the next 2 generations, or until I find its struggling.
    
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You can easily do around 4 ghz turbo boost on that chip bumps it to that at max
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If youre not going to be doing a whole lot of overclocking then I would jump on it. It will be an upgrade over your current rig. My 8150 will do 4.4 on stock voltage so you could probably get away with 4.0 on that motherboard without too much drama. For $150 I think it would be worth it over your Athlon II.
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4.3-4.4Ghz should be no problem on that mobo since it can be done on stock volts. Its a hell of deal! You should jump on it PCI and see the madness first-hand.
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4.3-4.4Ghz should be no problem on that mobo since it can be done on stock volts. Its a hell of deal! You should jump on it PCI and see the madness first-hand.

I don't know brother. Even at stock volts, HWMonitor was showing 203 watts when I was running 4.4! I know thats not a 100% accurate estimate but gawdamighty that's still a lot of juice. Im not sure that 4+1 ASRock could handle that. I had an old 780G ASRock with 4+1 and it wouldn't BSOD when I ran my X6 up to 3.9 but it would throttle down quite a bit.
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