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Moving from my 2600 non k to an AMD 8350 , worth it?

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So i'm getting the upgrade itch again , i've seen countless of those 3570k vs 8350 but is it worth switching from the 2600 non k to an amd 8350? I will be doing a lot of gaming and a lot of streaming with it , i plan to watercool it with AIO , probably one of those corsair wc , what do you guys think?
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Only if you overclock the crap out of it and spend $0 by selling the 2600.
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I would say stay with your 2600, you dont have the hassle of selling your chip and mb, and buying a fx and a new mb for it. You won't see that much improvement in gaming
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Originally Posted by Legonut View Post

Only if you overclock the crap out of it and spend $0 by selling the 2600.

The combo of mobo+cpu would cost me around 300 euros , i'd be selling my 2600 for 100 so that's 200 , wouldn't the 8350 be more future proof with the 8 cores and the huge OC capabilities?
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Originally Posted by Justhavocman View Post

The combo of mobo+cpu would cost me around 300 euros , i'd be selling my 2600 for 100 so that's 200 , wouldn't the 8350 be more future proof with the 8 cores and the huge OC capabilities?

It will be an improvement only because you have a non-K and a H61, if you had a P67/Z68 I'd suggested buying a second hand 2600K.
Edited by sherlock - 3/23/13 at 4:14pm
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Quote:
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The combo of mobo+cpu would cost me around 300 euros , i'd be selling my 2600 for 100 so that's 200 , wouldn't the 8350 be more future proof with the 8 cores and the huge OC capabilities?

If you had a better mobo I'd suggest you sell the 2600 for 100 and add another 200 for the same amount you'd spend to buy the amd combo and get an i7-3770k. I'd expect a 4.6-4.8Ghz vishera to beat a 3.4-.3.6 sandy on most things. Stock AMD is not worth the hassle.
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If you had a better mobo I'd suggest you sell the 2600 for 100 and add another 200 for the same amount you'd spend to buy the amd combo and get an i7-3770k. I'd expect a 4.6-4.8Ghz vishera to beat a 3.4-.3.6 sandy on most things. Stock AMD is not worth the hassle.

I guess i'll just wait for haswell and sell my mobo+cpu for a new mobo+cpu , thank you all thumb.gif
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Wait for Haswell..and maybe a revision ph34r-smiley.gif
kinda sux to say that rolleyes.gif
 
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Originally Posted by Justhavocman View Post

I guess i'll just wait for haswell and sell my mobo+cpu for a new mobo+cpu , thank you all thumb.gif

FX 8350 is a great processor, its an 4 module with 8 core's while in each module you have one stronger and weaker core so its basically a six core CPU. Its a true 8 core processor... Anyway FX 8320 price will be lowered down and its basically a down clocked FX 8350, buy a aftermarket cooler and OC to FX 8350 clocks, FX 8350 is great for multitasking/multi-threading while the AM3+ socket will last for 2 or 3 years and Steamroller will be out by end of 2013.

In the long run AMD option is cheaper...
post #10 of 14
If you really want a bump in performance, I would stay Intel at this point. If you already have a solid socket type, why would you spend the extra money to switch motherboards for such a low increase in performance? Buy a 3770k or a 2700k and experiment with overclocking.
    
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