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8350 + 7950/70 + psu

Thats what I would do. Then grab an SSD....I cant live without m,y 128 gb and 512 gb SSDs now.....loading feels foreveeeeeeeeeeeeeer on anything on my HDD ; -;

Or hold off on the 8350 and wait for haswell. A 7970/50 would run fine in most games with your current cpu with aa bit of an OC.
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yes but you have to take in consideration that haswell won't push the prices of IVB down. also when it's out it will have problems and the hardware will be expensive. and major companies will hold their high end motherboards for at least 6-8 month after release to give it further testing and make sure it's running fine.

IVB would last you 2-3 solid years. then you can simply switch to the latest generation of haswell
Valid point. IVB is good, just doesn't OC well, other than the latest batch of 3570k's, they have been reaching 4.5ghz @ 1.101V even biggrin.gif
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Valid point. IVB is good, just doesn't OC well, other than the latest batch of 3570k's, they have been reaching 4.5ghz @ 1.101V even biggrin.gif
i wonder when those batch numbers will be revealed.. biggrin.gif
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post #24 of 37
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Valid point. IVB is good, just doesn't OC well, other than the latest batch of 3570k's, they have been reaching 4.5ghz @ 1.101V even biggrin.gif

I bought a 3770k from Newegg on Feb 15th. It is currently running at 4.5 on 1.175V. Max temp while folding@home is 59c using Corsair H100i. H100i fans both at 2400rpm and sits in a Phantom 820 case which has two 200mm exhaust fans on top. H100i is mounted at top of case exhausting through those 200mm.

Just a quick rundown in case some of you are looking into a similar option for a build.

EDIT: Batch #3242C029
Edited by LuckyDuck69 - 3/9/13 at 6:12pm
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I bought a 3770k from Newegg on Feb 15th. It is currently running at 4.5 on 1.175V. Max temp while folding@home is 59c using Corsair H100i. H100i fans both at 2400rpm and sits in a Phantom 820 case which has two 200mm exhaust fans on top. H100i is mounted at top of case exhausting through those 200mm.

Just a quick rundown in case some of you are looking into a similar option for a build.

why don't you share your batch number.. that would help tons of people smile.gif
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I.....I don't know what to do. I want to go intel but people are telling me that it isn't worth it.
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Truth is, the FX 8350 is quite a decent chip when overclocked.

You said yourself that you're still in high school and shouldn't be blowing that much money. Honestly, if I was you, I'd just upgrade your GPU and CPU in the most cost effective way you can. You might want to keep some money saved up for something else in the future smile.gif
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Truth is, the FX 8350 is quite a decent chip when overclocked.

You said yourself that you're still in high school and shouldn't be blowing that much money. Honestly, if I was you, I'd just upgrade your GPU and CPU in the most cost effective way you can. You might want to keep some money saved up for something else in the future smile.gif
save up..... that phrase doesn't compel with my knowledge.
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Honestly, its hard to keep a bias out of a computer build. I'm guilty of a bias, but I chose Intel because I wanted to the most power I could get out of my system. Both sides will do the same thing your asking efficiently, its just one will be cheaper and if you upgrade now to an AMD CPU your board will be out of date and your 8350 wont do as well as it could. On the other hand, if you upgraded to Ivy right now both would be out of date really soon, but you'd have more potential due to a better board. It's best just to wait it out before upgrading your CPU and Mobo. Get yourself a 7950/70 or a GTX 670/80 and OC as needed. We'll be seeing some pretty big developments soon. Waiting does not mean saving, but you want the best build possible so why not put that money away for now and build something even better? wink.gif
     
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Honestly, its hard to keep a bias out of a computer build. I'm guilty of a bias, but I chose Intel because I wanted to the most power I could get out of my system. Both sides will do the same thing your asking efficiently, its just one will be cheaper and if you upgrade now to an AMD CPU your board will be out of date and your 8350 wont do as well as it could. On the other hand, if you upgraded to Ivy right now both would be out of date really soon, but you'd have more potential due to a better board. It's best just to wait it out before upgrading your CPU and Mobo. Get yourself a 7950/70 or a GTX 670/80 and OC as needed. We'll be seeing some pretty big developments soon. Waiting does not mean saving, but you want the best build possible so why not put that money away for now and build something even better? wink.gif
okay sir I'v been looking at some benchmarks and I see a lot of different opinions. Some websites and Videos showing the AMD doing great but other show it doing worst than intel i just don't know any more haha
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