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Let me start off by saying, I'm NOT looking for advice to go with Intel. I've already decided to go with AMD, I don't want to create a thread that ends up being a huge flame war.


Okay, so as the tittle states I would like some advice on choosing 1 of the 3 Vishera CPUs I put in the tittle, right now I'm thinking about getting the FX-6300, but I'm curious to know if the price difference between the 6300 and the 8320/8350 is worth it for performance? I do plan to OC.


Input on the parts for my build is also appreciated! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Build Part:
Case: NZXT Phantom Newegg Exclusive Black with Orange Trim
CPU: AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo)
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+
RAM: G.Skill Ares 16GB(2x8GB) DDR3 1600

Parts owned:
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 Boost
PSU: Corsair HX750 750W
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo (Push/Pull)

As you might have been able to tell, I'm going for an orange and black theme, kinda wish they made motherboards with orange accents. Also curious if there are any good but not overly expensive water coolers someone can recommend for the FX Vishera?

Edit: Forgot to add what I will be doing, gaming for sure, and I'll probably end up doing video editing/rendering right now I do use Photoshop CS5 quite a lot, I also end up having a lot of programs running at the same time when I'm doing other stuff.
Edited by Hellsrage - 12/26/12 at 8:02pm
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well what are you planning on using it for? for gaming you will not notice a big difference between the two but if you are looking to edit/render video or other cpu intensive tasks, the 8350 is significantly better. also for water cooling, i would suggest this one since it is the best closed loop system you can get but if you can't afford that, go with a high end air cooler.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106190

this air cooler performs only 1-2 degrees warmer than the h100 and is $35 less. it's the best bang for buck cooler you can get and i would highly recommend it if the water cooler i posted above is out of your budget. the corsair h100 is not worth the money

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181032
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Im guessing you're considering the 6300 for budget reasons, so taking that into consideration, the 8320 is only $35 more, and will be better suited for well threaded apps that are here now, and those of the future. On the other hand, you'll be able to overclock the 6300 further than you will the 8320 with your current cooler.

Also, for less money you can buy four of these:

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-Extreme-MV-3V4G3-US/dp/B0059200FY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1356582182&sr=8-2&keywords=samsung+ram

They are known to o.c. really well, so 1866 and maybe even 2133 shouldn't be a problem.

And get yourself some of this paste to help you get the most out of that evo;

http://www.amazon.com/HeGrease-Extreme-High-Permormance-Thermal-Compound/dp/B0067M0ZAU/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1356582322&sr=1-1&keywords=phobya+hegrease
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yeah given what you're planning to be doing with your new build, i would recommend the 8320. get good thermal paste though as it tends to run warm when overclocked. i would suggest this stuff. it's really easy to apply and is basically the highest performing paste on the market that's still easy to use.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186020
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this air cooler performs only 1-2 degrees warmer than the h100 and is $35 less. it's the best bang for buck cooler you can get and i would highly recommend it if the water cooler i posted above is out of your budget. the corsair h100 is not worth the money
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181032
Did you mean to link this air cooler?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018
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Im guessing you're considering the 6300 for budget reasons, so taking that into consideration, the 8320 is only $35 more, and will be better suited for well threaded apps that are here now, and those of the future. On the other hand, you'll be able to overclock the 6300 further than you will the 8320 with your current cooler.
Also, for less money you can buy four of these:
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-Extreme-MV-3V4G3-US/dp/B0059200FY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1356582182&sr=8-2&keywords=samsung+ram
They are known to o.c. really well, so 1866 and maybe even 2133 shouldn't be a problem.

Well, no I wasn't strictly going for the FX-6300 because it was cheaper I just didn't know if the price difference was worth a few more cores, as for the ram, I'll be honest I just selected the G.Skill ram because it was orange and that's the theme I'm going for, black and orange.
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If gaming is your main concern, get the FX6300 as the GPU will play a more significant role.
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Did you mean to link this air cooler?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018
Well, no I wasn't strictly going for the FX-6300 because it was cheaper I just didn't know if the price difference was worth a few more cores, as for the ram, I'll be honest I just selected the G.Skill ram because it was orange and that's the theme I'm going for, black and orange.

For $35 more dollars? Yeah, I'd say its worth it, especially considering the $20 savings from going with the Samsung Ram.

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......get good thermal paste though as it tends to run warm when overclocked. i would suggest this stuff. it's really easy to apply and is basically the highest performing paste on the market that's still easy to use.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186020

That paste works well, but there are better alternatives..

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Omg dat ram.

I just got some for Christmas, OC'd it to 2133 11-11-11-28 1T with stock volts....

I got 2400MHz prime stable with 1.55v (2T,) but now I'm just try to get timings down, shooting for 2200 with 9-10 cas.
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For $35 more dollars? Yeah, I'd say its worth it, especially considering the $20 savings from going with the Samsung Ram.
That paste works well, but there are better alternatives..
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hmm i saw one a couple weeks ago that was pretty different from that but thanks ill do some more research
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