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fx 4100 to fx 8350 any good for gaming or is fx4100 at 4.5ghz good enough?
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Bulldozer to steamroller is a nice jump. I made the jump from a 6100 to a 6300 and it was rather large for me.
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I had the same cpu as you and went to a fx 8350....jump is massive if ya comparing

my son got the 4100 now smile.gif
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so it is worth the money to get one then? if thats the case i might get one next month and also get some nice cpu cooler to go with it smile.gif
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I would definitely say get the 8350 and get a good cooler for it as well. It is a animal at stock speeds, but when you OC it is truly a BEAST, I've had mine up to 6GHz, but keep it a low everyday clock of 5.1 and lower most days. I would definitely look into a decent AIO like the antec 920 or corsair H100 or H100i or something along those lines
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so it is worth the money to get one then? if thats the case i might get one next month and also get some nice cpu cooler to go with it smile.gif

yes its worth it, if my son lived with me id run some benchmarks for you but i wont see him for another couple of weeks lol

Don't scrimp on the cooler either. i aint sure how big your case is, but the 8 cores pack a mean punch 4.6+ & over
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I would wait. Steamroller will come out this year at some point and will be the best upgrade for you. Actually I have a fx-4100 and am waiting for Steamroller before grabbing my 2nd 7950.
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I would wait. Steamroller will come out this year at some point and will be the best upgrade for you. Actually I have a fx-4100 and am waiting for Steamroller before grabbing my 2nd 7950.

Blooming hell we have a fortune teller............how do u know its out this year and how do you know its gonna be any good?

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I would definitely say get the 8350 and get a good cooler for it as well. It is a animal at stock speeds, but when you OC it is truly a BEAST, I've had mine up to 6GHz, but keep it a low everyday clock of 5.1 and lower most days. I would definitely look into a decent AIO like the antec 920 or corsair H100 or H100i or something along those lines

Theres no way you got it to 6ghz on an antec 920. What voltage did you need?
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If cost is an issue you might want to look at the 8320 which is about $20 less but can hit the same overclocks or close to the 8350. Also the 6300 and 6350 are solid chips for gaming as well for even less money.
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