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The OP earlier stated that he doesn't want to overclock. Since AMD CPUs are worthless when at stock clocks, that's probably not his best option.

against an i3, the 8320 has similar performance for games, and miles ahead in threaded performance. the 8320 turbos to 4ghz on light loads, that's plenty for a basic gaming system.
not to mention the features you get with the M5A99X.
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against an i3, the 8320 has similar performance for games, and miles ahead in threaded performance. the 8320 turbos to 4ghz on light loads, that's plenty for a basic gaming system.
not to mention the features you get with the M5A99X.

They're not in the same price segment, thus that statement is invalid.

For those running at stock speed, a $185 i5-3470 >>>>> $175 FX-8320.
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post #23 of 30
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They're not in the same price segment, thus that statement is invalid.

For those running at stock speed, a $185 i5-3470 >>>>> $175 FX-8320.
you forgot the part about the asus 990fx having support for sli/crossfire and 6 sata6 ports.
either way either build is fine, just depends on whether you need the motherboard features and are overclocking (read: overclock.net)
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I'm going to get a Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition and a GTX 650ti Boost/Radeon 7790. Keeping my current mobo. I looked at some benchmarks and the 965 is actually faster then the i3 3002 and FX41xx. It's also $30 cheaper biggrin.gif

I'll keep my current motherboard for awhile longer, I think it can hold. As for my power supply I'll try to get a new one around Christmas. I think that my current will hold for bit longer. Hard Drive I might get for Christmas too but it's showing no signs of failing any time soon.
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7850 is actually superior to a 650 Ti...
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But its also more expensive frown.gif But I bet by the time I buy it in December 8xxx would just be rolling in and there might be lowered prices on 7xxx for a short time
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post #28 of 30
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But its also more expensive frown.gif But I bet by the time I buy it in December 8xxx would just be rolling in and there might be lowered prices on 7xxx for a short time

You don't want to consider the 650 Ti BOOST?
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post #29 of 30
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You don't want to consider the 650 Ti BOOST?
Since I posted that, I'm most likely going to get the 650ti Boost. Unless the Radeon 7850 is cheaper when I buy it in a few months biggrin.gif
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Since I posted that, I'm most likely going to get the 650ti Boost. Unless the Radeon 7850 is cheaper when I buy it in a few months biggrin.gif

Oh that's great. biggrin.gif
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