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post #11 of 36
1100T.I seriously doubt any FX would be a vast improvement;If any at all.
You could stand some better RAM.
Motherboard, too.
Might could cop a decent 1156 board and Lynnfield for that price.(8 thread)
which would be an improvement;take a lot of hunting, though.
1366, too..Don't rule it out.
Edited by Schmuckley - 3/23/13 at 7:39pm
 
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1100T.I seriously doubt any FX would be a vast improvement;If any at all.
You could stand some better RAM.
Motherboard, too.
Might could cop a decent 1156 board and Lynnfield for that price.(8 thread)
which would be an improvement;take a lot of hunting, though.
1366, too..Don't rule it out.

No. Pipedriver chips clock much higher and will easily out game a Thuban in most circumstances.

1156 is as dead as it gets for a socket. 1366 is getting there too.
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post #13 of 36
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No reason to pay for the FX 8350 when the 8320 is fifty cheaper and an equal performer when oc'ed.

except the 8350's last I knew were better binned CPU's, so should be able to OC higher than than a max OC'd 8320.
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post #14 of 36
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Yeah sounds like what i might do. Also....I have 12gb of 1333mhz memory. I know these chips run best with at LEAST 1600, and these sticks do NOT overclock well at all...I have gotten them to 1500mhz with 1.53v (what im running now) any over that...impossible.

Should I rush out and buy 1866 ram quickly? Or would I see a small difference...small enough to not pester me for a month or so as I gather the cash needed for the memory upgrade?
post #15 of 36
I have an 8320 in my server. You can look at the build details below.

The build cost a tad over $500. I already had the 320, 500GB HDDs and HD2400 Pro GPU though. I only use it as a server, but it is a work horse with 7 VMs running. I had to purchase 32GBs of RAM since it actively uses 31GBs 24/7.

I don't overclock it since I want it to be 100% stable. Everything is at stock.

I would say it is a good processor for gaming, everyday task and server tasks. thumb.gif
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post #16 of 36
I say go with the TigerDirect 8320 and an ASRock 990FX Extreme4 or ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.
post #17 of 36
The difference the memory make is small..I remember seeing a thread on this forum where a guy tested it.
I'm trying to find it right now
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Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 with the 8350 is in all honesty a great combination. Using the idiot button in AMD Overdrive you can get an OC of 4.8 with no problems as long as you have the air moving! It's a great board for the money! Other might be more feature packed or what have you, but really what else do you need? UEFI BIOS? Check. Solid Build? Check. Able to handle high OC's? Check! Get the gigabyte and 8350, you will be SO glad you did! thumb.gif
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Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 with the 8350 is in all honesty a great combination. Using the idiot button in AMD Overdrive you can get an OC of 4.8 with no problems as long as you have the air moving! It's a great board for the money! Other might be more feature packed or what have you, but really what else do you need? UEFI BIOS? Check. Solid Build? Check. Able to handle high OC's? Check! Get the gigabyte and 8350, you will be SO glad you did! thumb.gif

FYI the uefi is on the rev 3.0 of the ud3
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Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 with the 8350 is in all honesty a great combination. Using the idiot button in AMD Overdrive you can get an OC of 4.8 with no problems as long as you have the air moving! It's a great board for the money! Other might be more feature packed or what have you, but really what else do you need? UEFI BIOS? Check. Solid Build? Check. Able to handle high OC's? Check! Get the gigabyte and 8350, you will be SO glad you did! thumb.gif


Yeah I did some more research on that combo, it looks like a winner for me...haha now to get the cash. I might do a suicide run on my 965, crank it up to 1.6v see how high i can get haha, since my board and my cpu wont be needed anymore!
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