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Title says it all. I dont want to spend the extra dough if theres no point. I plan on overclocking it anyway. It seems that even overclocked to 4.7Ghz my FX 6100 still holds back my Gigabyte 7950 WF3 and wont let it run at 99% but rather cuts it to 80% usage so I think its upgrade time. Its either I upgrade the processor or upgrade my 8gb 1333 Gskill ram
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Why not both.
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) $44.99
AMD FX-8320 $179.99
Both for $225, which is $5 more then a FX-8350.
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post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by dixson01974 View Post

Why not both.
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) $44.99
AMD FX-8320 $179.99
Both for $225, which is $5 more then a FX-8350.

He makes a good point. The FX-8320 is a phenomenal value for what you get. Also, you can just clock it up to where the 8350 is and save 30 bucks. Use that to buy the Ares RAM or Samsung wonder ram.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096

It will likely clock higher than just about anything out there.
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post #4 of 11
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He makes a good point. The FX-8320 is a phenomenal value for what you get. Also, you can just clock it up to where the 8350 is and save 30 bucks. Use that to buy the Ares RAM or Samsung wonder ram.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096
It will likely clock higher than just about anything out there.
I forgot about those Samsung wonder ram.
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Slightly off topic... ninja.gif

Dixson, how are you liking the FX 8320? I've read many good things about it. What are your thoughts?

Sorry for the thread hijack. If you (twitch_alucard) have any other questions, we'll gladly answer them. smile.gif
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post #6 of 11
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Meh no big. I was thinking around the same lines as that to. I plan on overclocking the piss out of the thing anyway.
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by coachmark2 View Post

Slightly off topic... ninja.gif
Dixson, how are you liking the FX 8320? I've read many good things about it. What are your thoughts?
Sorry for the thread hijack. If you (twitch_alucard) have any other questions, we'll gladly answer them. smile.gif
I like it so far. It is a very good CPU. I'll will be upgrading to a 8350 in about a month or two and giving my 8320 to my nephew.
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post #8 of 11
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Gskill Ares. Is it any good?
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post #9 of 11
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Gskill Ares. Is it any good?
G.Skill makes very good ram. I mostly buy G.Skill ram.
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post #10 of 11
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I went with

FX 8320 - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231445

and

Gskill Ripjaw X bluehttp://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231445

Order submitted
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