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Hey Guys, I’m making the jump to amd. I did a fair amount of research and have my 8350 and sabertooth board coming. I will be using it mostly for gaming and I just felt like this would be a good option for myself. Having said that, I am wondering if that is all I would need to replace (the motherboard and cpu) given my specs below. Please let me know if I am missing something. I know I will have to do a fresh install but, from what I gather, I will just have to take everything out and put in the new board and chip and put everything back together. Am I missing something? Any suggestions would be great and I apologize for the noob questions. This is my frist AMD build.

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Looks like you should be fine.
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Looks good. Do you still have all the mounting hardware for your H60? Will just have to switch it to AM3/AM3+
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Looks good. Do you still have all the mounting hardware for your H60? Will just have to switch it to AM3/AM3+

Thanks for the help guys. And yes, I do have the boxes, I have a problem keeping too many boxes. Good thing I didn't start cleaning them out already.
I assume from looking on the corsair site my 2 year old hx850 will be fine with overclocking the 8350 and 2 670ftw?
Thanks again guys.
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Can I ask why you're upgrading from a i7-870 to a FX-8350? Just out of curiosity...
 
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Can I ask why you're upgrading from a i7-870 to a FX-8350? Just out of curiosity...
I second this, though I'm fairly sure the 8350 is faster, its not that much faster to make the jump. So why have you decided this?
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Thanks guys for your responses. Right now I have a little cash to play with so I wanted to upgrade. I'm not looking for the fastest and the best but probably the best bang for the buck. I wanted to try amd out as well as I have heard and seen good things. Always used intel and don't have a problem with them and if i lived closer to microcenter I'd probably get one of those chips that are on sale; but alas I don't.
Also, since I am running sli the p55 board (I believe) is only running the cards at 8x and can only do one card at 16x. I know it's not a huge crazy boost. The upgrade is going to cost me 360 all together, which isn't too bad in my mind.
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Thanks guys for your responses. Right now I have a little cash to play with so I wanted to upgrade. I'm not looking for the fastest and the best but probably the best bang for the buck. I wanted to try amd out as well as I have heard and seen good things. Always used intel and don't have a problem with them and if i lived closer to microcenter I'd probably get one of those chips that are on sale; but alas I don't.
Also, since I am running sli the p55 board (I believe) is only running the cards at 8x and can only do one card at 16x. I know it's not a huge crazy boost. The upgrade is going to cost me 360 all together, which isn't too bad in my mind.


Well, if you're happy with what you're doing, then congrats.
 
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Thanks guys for your responses. Right now I have a little cash to play with so I wanted to upgrade. I'm not looking for the fastest and the best but probably the best bang for the buck. I wanted to try amd out as well as I have heard and seen good things. Always used intel and don't have a problem with them and if i lived closer to microcenter I'd probably get one of those chips that are on sale; but alas I don't.
Also, since I am running sli the p55 board (I believe) is only running the cards at 8x and can only do one card at 16x. I know it's not a huge crazy boost. The upgrade is going to cost me 360 all together, which isn't too bad in my mind.
Sounds good.
Which motherboard are you gunna buy?
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Sounds good.
Which motherboard are you gunna buy?
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