Originally Posted by Gnomepatrol
Want 5.0ghz this is all you need http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128519
8+2phase for 100$
I was able to hit 5.0 on my chip no issue, minus my lack of cooling. Hyper 212 EVO will handle to around 4.6 before I find the temps to be unacceptable. (More than 55C)
Yes I have a 6300, but this board is more than enough to take the 8320/50 to 5.0 with proper cooling.
Read my previous comments about that board. It used to be a solid buy. But Gigabyte decided to skimp out on components for their 970-UD3/990FX-UD3 boards in terms of MOSFET used. From what people have been reporting over the internet is that some of the recent boards are using NIKOS mosfet. I included a link in my previous comments if you want to read up why that is bad.
Your second sentence just proves my earlier point. You can easily get 4.3-4.5Ghz on an i5-3570k with a Hyper 212 Eco. That amounts to an average ~1Ghz overclock over stock frequencies. Even you state that the 8350 will only get to 4.6Ghz (0.6Ghz over stock) on a Hyper 212 Evo before temperatures start becoming uncomfortable. 62C is the maximum recommended temperatures for the FX-8350. The i5-3570k is easily capable of 85C @ load. Intel's maximum temperature is far higher @ 105C (TJ Max), allowing for a safe operating temps of said 85C. AMD can't even touch that.
If you want to think about getting an 8350 up to 5.0Ghz. It WILL take proper cooling and a solid board (990FX now that Gigabyte screwed their 970A-UD3). Proper cooling is going to end up making the AMD route cost pretty much the same as the i5-3570k. And then you end up having the TZ77XE3 on Intel's side which is going to cost the same as the older/newer UD3, which is a capable overclocking board.
Then you have to realize. Why go with the product that is okay in most areas, but great in a few (8350). When you can go a CPU that is great in all areas and okay in a few (3570k). It makes 100% no sense to go with the weaker option when they come out the same price in the end.
Heck, here is the Anandtech Blender benchmark (An incredibly widespread used 3D modeling application): http://www.anandtech.com/bench/CPU/42
Rendering in Blender is multi-threaded, yet the workspace is not. Most applications out there regarding 3D modeling are similar. Yet you see a 4 core i5-3570k doing the same if not better job than the FX-8350 in a task that should GREATLY favor the FX-8350 due to its extra 4 physical threads.
At this point, it is just common sense. You can like AMD all you want, just as I do. But numbers and facts that have been vouched many times tend to rarely if ever lie.
Originally Posted by amd655
You should go 990FXA-GD80 from MSI....
Ends up being pretty much the same price as the Intel build, and even more if you want to get a comparable over clock as you are going to need a better cooler on the AMD side to get a clock comparable OC.Edited by Kinaesthetic - 5/26/13 at 1:24pm