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Would I see much of a gain in this rig going to an FX-8320/8350 if I'm primarily playing Arma, Battlefield, a little L4D2, on a single 1920x1200 system. I know the whole rig is pretty much yesteryear's gear and I'm considering just waiting to upgrade it all in a couple years time and try to grab a 700 series card and whatever new AMD/Intel chip/board is the current hotness at that point.

Your opinion?
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I would say yes. The FX-x3xx out performs all the FX-x1xx series and the FX-83xx does a good job with competing with i5/i7 performance in a lot of games.
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I would say yes. The FX-x3xx out performs all the FX-x1xx series and the FX-83xx does a good job with competing with i5/i7 performance in a lot of games.

Yep, that and you're going from a "Four core" to an "Octo core", technically they're not but you get what I mean.
That and the Visheras (x3xx) clock better and use less power then the Bulldozers (x1xx). The visheras are also faster clock for clock and are just better overall.
 
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Does the 8350 run hotter than the 4170? I've just got a modded H80 on the 4170 right now and it can get toasty at times.
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Does the 8350 run hotter than the 4170? I've just got a modded H80 on the 4170 right now and it can get toasty at times.

Get ready for toast then! devil.gif
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the fx 8350s are decent. I have one on a gigabyte 990fxa-ud3 rev 1.1 with a corsair h80 and mine runs very cool. the h80s can easily keep temps in stride on the visheras.......heck even h60s do the job....remember to mount it properly and use good thermal grease and not garbage stuff and you should be ok....yes it would be a good upgrade.....though I would consider a gpu upgrade of sorts too. if your interested in some 570s...feel free to pm me and we can talk.
 
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For games like Battlefield FX-6300 and FX-8300 will give a much better gaming experience.
FX-4170 125W is know not to be a cool running chip. Vishera has a lot of improvements over Zambez.
An overclocked FX-6300 should be a nice upgrade.


AMD FX-6300 95W, 6 core, 3.5GHz - $132.49 @amazon
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009O7YORK/?tag=pcpapi-20

AMD FX-8320 125W, 8 core, 3.5GHz - $169.31 @amazon
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009O7YU56/?tag=pcpapi-20
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Thanks for the offer but I'll probably move up out of the 5xx series of GPU's, with a kid on the way though I'm guessing I'll be pretty much stuck where I'm at with system status. Besides if I did have the money freed up suddenly I'd probably move into a single 7970 for starters then add a second one down the road GPU-wise.
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I hope it's fine that I also ask a question in your thread, I wonder if it's worth for me upgrading my Phenom II X6 1090T @ 4020MHz to a FX-8320 (that I would OC of course) or am I better off spending my money on another upgrade? Say an SSD or a new 120Hz monitor? I don't believe I need it, there are only a few games where I am bothered by the low performance because of the IPC (heavy CPU games, or rather heavily single threaded.. If you can even say heavily single threaded lol), such as Guild Wars 2, Starcraft 2 and that Diablo clone (can't for the love of God remember the name).

I'm mostly just trigger-happy and want to buy something new, just need a push in a direction into what to buy.

Basicly between these three:
A SSD (don't have one)
New monitor with high resolution and 120Hz (I'm on a ****ty 18.5 inch monitor)
Or a new FX processor for the heck of it.
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I hope it's fine that I also ask a question in your thread, I wonder if it's worth for me upgrading my Phenom II X6 1090T @ 4020MHz to a FX-8320 (that I would OC of course) or am I better off spending my money on another upgrade? Say an SSD or a new 120Hz monitor?

SSD will make a big difference if you're writing and reading a lot of files/documents often and you've got a 5400rpm drive right now. I went from a 7200rpm drive to a Samsung 840 series and other than windows and other programs loading noticeably faster there's no real gain in my gaming.

The 120hz monitor would really only be beneficial if you're currently somehow limited by your current monitor by struggling with screen tearing or the response on it is really high.
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