Originally Posted by rickcooperjr
no i only recomend a AMD FX 8320-8350 over an I5 and still suggest an I7 over a AMD FX 8320-8350 as of presently look into my recomendations you will see i was pushing I7 the whole time but since he is on so tight of a budget so tight and says I7 is out of the question he is skimping and wanting a budget motherboard for Intel I5 haswell and a budget PSU also he could go AMD FX 8320 and get a high end motherboard and a quality PSU and easily overclock the FX 8320 to a FX 8350 or above with ease on oem air cooling.
So many things wrong with this.
First off, the FX-8320/8350 produce quite a bit of heat when you overclock, far more than even Ivy Bridge offers. Combine that with the fact that you need in general an operating temperature of preferably under 62C, and no damn OEM cpu cooler is going to do a damn to allow that chip to overclock.
Second off, you can actually go with a budget motherboard for an i5 because the actual VRM requirements to even get high clocks aren't remotely high on Intel's Core architecture. You ACTUALLY need a good motherboard to overclock worth a damn on the FX-8320/8350. In fact, it averages to pretty much the damn same cost between the FX-8350 and the i5 when you factor in the motherboards required for good solid overclocks.
And third off, all of this is coming from a guy (or girl, I don't know) who paired three
HD7970s with an FX-8350, which is flat out a bottleneck to those GPUs and WILL not let them run at their potential, Heck, not even an i5-3570k at 4.7Ghz is going to allow that much GPU power to run at its full potential.
My god, you just don't know when to stop. You are almost on Vampirr/SVDLX levels in terms of fanboyism. Argue with facts, or just stop. And I can't believe I'm jumping back into this after an entire month.