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My dad just orderd my GPU, a 6950 Twin Frozr. My current chip (Fx 6300) is a bad overclocker, it needs 1.49 for 4.5Ghz. Would it be a good decision to buy a FX 8350? I fold 24/7 and would like to play games. Would it be worth it? Also, how much may I be able to sell my 6300 for?
     
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post #2 of 39
I would buy a 8320 instead of a 8350, but wheater it is worth upgrading from a 6300 can be discussed. If you can sell the 6300 to cover most of the 83x0, then I would say go for it.
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Thats what im asking, I really like overclocking and I found out that 8350s are binned higher. What do you think I can sell the 6300 for?
     
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post #4 of 39
I have no idea tongue.gif Prices are so different across the globe, but I recon you could manage to sell it for ~80% of the price or something. But don't take my word for it, I have little experience in the "used"-market.
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I bought my 6300 for £105, I can get a 8320 for £130 and a 8350 for £150, assuming I can get 75 out of it, would it be worth it?
     
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post #6 of 39
Personally, I would jump the gun on a 8320 (even though they're not binned as high as the 8350) if I could sell the 6300 for somewhere in the neighbourhood of 80£. You probably won't notice any difference in (most) games, but if you editing video, streaming etc, then there should be a difference. But if it's worth 50£ is up to you wink.gif
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It depends onw hat my dad says, but if theres financial headroom after a GPU, I will hopefully get a 8350 for obvious reasons
     
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post #8 of 39
I would do what hattifnatten is saying and get a 8320 almost all of them can reach the same clock as an 8350 easily and there cheaper which is important especially since your finances are depleted after the GPU upgrade
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Thanks guys, do you think the chances are high taht I get a failure of a silicon and ends up being a worse overclocker?
     
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Personally I wouldn't bother upgrading the 6300 should do what you need and last till steamroller. However I understand the upgrade itch and that it can be hard not to scratch it when the cash is available.

I'd value your 6300 between £70-80 posted (1st class recorded delivery on it should cost £3.65). That would be listed somewhere with a fixed price, if you go Ebay auction a little less.
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