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hey guyz, i have been following a couple of reviews here to make a AMD based good performing CPU. i have read alot of pros and cons but as a whole i would like to know a few opinions and also tips an tricks.
i have selected:
AMD FX 8350(16mb cache) with Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 (hopefully Rev3) and Sapphire or Gigabyte Raedon HD 7850. PSU is 720W(home-made and reliable tongue.gif) Ram is 8GB Corsair Vengeance(1866mhz).
i have listed the major components that i'm planning to buy. i won't be overclocking it ASAP as i may not have enough capital til July to buy the necessary overclocking stuffs, i'm a total newbie to overclocking as well and don't want to mess around until i get a clear picture.
all an all how do u think it will be, and also a few pros and cons on the overall package.
also 1 question atm, all new Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 r rev3 r8?
i may have more questions along the road but till now thanx for reading my post.
post #2 of 42
I don't think AMD is good for video right now so if your Gaming go Intel here is a good article to read http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-8350-vishera-review,3328.html
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BOOM intel fanboys right out the gate!!!
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I don't think AMD is good for video right now so if your Gaming go Intel here is a good article to read http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-8350-vishera-review,3328.html

he said nothing about video or gaming and your statement couldn't be more blatantly wrong and missleading, where do you get your facts?

the FX-8350 is a GREAT CPU no matter what your doing, it beats the equivalent intel for less money as well... idk what bluelighting is smoking but AMD is great for video because that is a multi-threaded application. as for gaming you can't go wrong with an 8350. ignore all the fanboys telling you to go intel because amd isn't good enough. both cpu's are very good right now and you would be just as well off going with either, with that said, the AMD is also cheaper with the same performance so why not save a little bit of cash and put it towards an SSD smile.gif the AM3+ socket will also be around another generation so you also have upgrade options in the future, intel however is changing sockets next chip so you will have to buy a new MoBo if you go that route.

and as for gaming, eat your heart out.
http://teksyndicate.com/videos/amd-fx-8350-oc-vs-i5-3570k-oc-battle-continues
Edited by Covert_Death - 1/29/13 at 9:39am
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BOOM intel fanboys right out the gate!!!
he said nothing about video or gaming and your statement couldn't be more blatantly wrong and missleading, where do you get your facts?

the FX-8350 is a GREAT CPU no matter what your doing, it beats the equivalent intel for less money as well... idk what bluelighting is smoking but AMD is great for video because that is a multi-threaded application. as for gaming you can't go wrong with an 8350. ignore all the fanboys telling you to go intel because amd isn't good enough. both cpu's are very good right now and you would be just as well off going with either, with that said, the AMD is also cheaper with the same performance so why not save a little bit of cash and put it towards an SSD smile.gif the AM3+ socket will also be around another generation so you also have upgrade options in the future, intel however is changing sockets next chip so you will have to buy a new MoBo if you go that route.

and as for gaming, eat your heart out.
http://teksyndicate.com/videos/amd-fx-8350-oc-vs-i5-3570k-oc-battle-continues

I get my facts from owning 3 computers one of which is an AMD and it performs poorly, note that until last year all my computers were AMD processors never had an Intel, as well your going to see tons of opinions on here and I believe that's what he is looking for thoughts from different people.

and if you would have bothered to read my link it favors the AMD
Edited by Bluelighting - 1/29/13 at 10:01am
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I get my facts from owning 3 computers one of which is an AMD and it performs poorly, note that until last year all my computers were AMD processors never had an Intel, as well your going to see tons of opinions on here and I believe that's what he is looking for thoughts from different people.

okay so you haven't owned an 8350... bulldozer was crap we all know that... PII's were decent but intel was slightly better for the money. but you can't use that to predict vishera
what your giving him isn't an opinion its just a blanketed false statement with the words i think in front of it, your attempting to turn him off of a good CPU choice in turn for a more expensive platform for the same performance. I do not care if all your systems have been AMD, i don't care about brand either way but the 8350 is a great chip for whatever you want to do (especially for the money) and if you don't know much about it you personally shouldn't be suggesting he look elsewhere. if he were going to go intel for better performance he needs to jump up to the i7 3770k but thats $120 and a little ridiculous for gains that aren't going to be noticed as much as $120 in your pocket, now if he makes that choice he also needs to be aware the gains are only going to on very certain tasks that 95% of the population doesn't ever do. so assuming he falls into the 95% of normal population and doesn't video edit or decode or use Photoshop extensively then the 8350 is still the better buy because its the same performance for less money. for the average person, the next step up from an 8350 with noticeable gains is going to be the i7-3930K for a whopping 569.99. and since the OP is looking at a $200 chip i don't think he is in the market for a $569 dollar chip. so that brings us all the way back to the 8350 being a very logical choice with the same performance as Intel's offerings for a slightly lower price and at least one more generation on the socket platform for upgrade options.
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hey covert-death amd fanboy. he isnt overclocking until july when he can afford the parts for overclocking, though i dont know what he means. if he isnt overclocking, intel wins hands down. a stock amd anything cant compete with a stock quad intel.
if im wrong, you only have to prove it.
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watch the video i posted.... stock and OC results in the vid looks pretty even to me
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A fanboy war? Better grab my popcorn...
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so one could buy a great board and 3570k for 200 more and then still have to buy the stuff to OC.... or you can get the equivalent AMD (8350 sabertooth combo) save the 200 spend it on a custom water cooling loop the blam.. OC'd at 5.06 I get about the same single threaded power as a 3770k.. that cost the same as a stock 3570 would... Its been proven that Vishera does not hold back even quad top cards.. so really.. what are you going to see in real world? TBH the extra cores help and the newer games that are coming out will use them

im no fanboy i just like to look at my wallet both chips are great.. but in the end it matters at how elitest you want to be.. if you want to say you setup got XX in this non real world bench.. or do you just want to enjoy your computer for being a computer and doing everything that it needs to do and then some.. TBH im glad I bought my 8350 and have 0 regrets it just simply is nice to have

should I also mention that socket am3+ will hold out until the next gen chip comes out steamroller? with intel if you want to upgrade you will have to buy a whole new board costing 180-200 anyway.. and then the chip

if you go intel* I say wait until Haswell comes out in about 4 months but if you buy now I say get the 8350
Edited by F3ERS 2 ASH3S - 1/29/13 at 5:14pm
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Let me also chime in here. both Intel and AMD are offering excellent choices at the moment. Most of my rigs have been Phenom II. that's where I started, and at the time, the only thing on the intel side was the original Core2 duo and quad. now, PII got me through my original gaming fix. My very first rig played Crysis, and all was good in the world. a year or so later, we got Nehalem. HOLY S*** that was awesome. regretted not waiting for that, then I realized, you know, I can play Crysis, and every other game that requires lower specs. Im super happy. The original reason I went AMD is because I had friends in the PC gaming world that knew what was up long before PII, Core2, Nehalem, etc. and they always rocked overclocked Athlon 64's. so yes, I was a little bias

fast forward to last year, I have been running strong on PII for years, decide to try out bulldozer out of sheer fanboyism. terrible. absolute overheating crap. still ignore all the hype of sandy and Ivy, and decide ill give AMD one last shot, get my vishera chip, my minimum frame rates DOUBLE over my OVERCLOCKED PII (yes the caps are necessary lol). my maximum frames don't really benefit, but that all important minimum is gloriously lifted to around 40ish in every single game I play. couldn't be happier.

Are there times that I wish I went Intel? yes. but you know, that's just 'grass is greener on the other side' type of thinking, and I suspect I would have been happy either way. That said, I really really really want to build a mini ITX sandy bridge gaming rig. why? I don't really know, it just seems like the way to go right now.

hope that confuses your choices even further. happy deciding!
Edited by zer0entropy - 1/30/13 at 10:46am
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