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Yes, AMD is a good inexpensive way to go. If i could afford intel i would do that. but the difference is about 300 ish more dollars for what i would want. i'm currently looking at 6300 and 6350. i'd grab a 8350 if i had the dough for it. If your purpose is gaming either way you go, and if you have a good gpu you can max out settings and have a enjoyable experience. I'm AMD right now and love it. But only because i have to be AMD ( keep in mind i don't know any better. Never experienced having a intel chip. but know its faster). If i had the money like a i said earlier. I'd grab a 4770k and a msi gd65 gaming mobo and be loving it. You can't beat the price of amd. Pound for pound its awesome.
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Originally Posted by Kree View Post

A question:

Would you purchase a FX 8350 now, or wait?

I would wait for it to go back on sale, especially with the end of the year coming up. But, if you cannot wait, the 8320 is just as good for less money because it will OC on par with the 8350. The only reason I just purchased an 8350 was because it had a promo code for twenty dollars off on newegg.com so it was only $179.99, at the same time, the 8320 had that same promo code which made it like $145 or something like that. Since the promo code is gone, just go with the 8320.

For the OP,
I would go the AMD route personally, the price to performance is spot on. Since it seems like you are just building a gaming rig I really think AMD is the way to go there. Get the 8320 and the ASUS M99X MoBo and you're set. Throw in a 7950 and you can game like a champ and OC as well.
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post #53 of 129
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Originally Posted by NaroonGTX View Post

For FX CPU's, it's this:

Vishera (Piledriver architecture, latest AM3+ offerings)

*FX-4300
*FX-4350

*FX-6300
*FX-6350

*FX-8300
*FX-8320
*FX-8350

*FX-9370
*FX-9590

The first digit lets you know how many total cores/threads the processor has. 4 = quadcore, 6 = hexacore, and so on.
The second digit (with the exception of the two that begin with '9', which I'll get to in a sec) denotes which architecture the chip belongs to. If the second digit is a '1' or a '2', it belongs to the Zambezi family, which is first-generation Bulldozer. '3' means it's the second-generation Bulldozer, named Piledriver. The codename for the AM3+ chips for this is "Vishera".

The final two digits is basically the relative performance rating. The FX-4350 for example, is the same chip as the 4300, except it has more L3 cache and higher stock clocks, as well as a higher TDP.

The last two processors that start with a 9 are basically special-edition super-Vishera chips. They are basically cherry-picked 8350's that are factory-overclocked and sold as an OEM part.


To answer your question of would I use AMD is a new build, the answer is yes. I've been using AMD CPU's since 2005, and they've never let me down. I'm not really a fanboy, I just don't see a new to go to the Blue team if my AMD processors always did what I needed them to do, and at a fraction of the price of the competition's at that. I've used various Intel chips and they are great processors. I've recommended Intel to many people as well as I've recommended AMD to people.

As it stands today, AMD produces CPU's that win on the price/performance front. To me, their best-valued processor is the FX-6300. It's common to see it listed anywhere from $110 to $130. You get a hexacore which can easily overclock to 4.1+ Ghz where it competes soundly with an i5. Not a bad deal at all, if you ask me.

This is a great, helpful post NaroonGTX! thumb.gif

@OP - do you have a budget? What are the other components you're considering?
post #54 of 129
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. But, if you cannot wait, the 8320 is just as good for less money because it will OC on par with the 8350. The only reason I just purchased an 8350 was because it had a promo code for twenty dollars off on newegg.com so it was only $179.99, at the same time, the 8320 had that same promo code which made it like $145 or something like that. Since the promo code is gone, just go with the 8320.
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I have to disagree a little, I have had, played and overclocked with a majority of the FX series 4100, 4300, 4350, 6100, 6300, 8100, 8320 and finally 8350. The 8350 is higher binned than the 8320 and it really shows when you start significantly overclocking the cpu. I have had it muchhhhhh higher than i could ever get the 8320. My point isnt that its bad, its just "not as good". If the builder never intends to go big on his OC, 8320 can definitely save some coin. I never had any issues gaming on mine and ran it over a year. But the 8350 was a nice jump in performance with OC easily over 5. and a nice 4.8 ghz 24/7 at around 53-54C under load. Above the 4.8 ghz. I found it started eating a lot more power and I just didnt need the extra performance. But its nice to have the option.

But im with the general consensus, the right FX systems can do everything you need them to do and do it well for much less money. From a sales point, i turn out far more AMD machines than Intel for obvious reasons, but if people combine the Visheras with good components, you end up with a nice capable system.
   
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yeah 8320 is the best bang for buck i think and overclocks pretty well i was able to overclock a friends 8320 to 5ghz and iv also overclocked 8350 to 5.2 ghz both required about 1.5v to 1.55v so you do need some good cooling to take them that far but if your not into overclocking id say just go for the 8320 i think its the best option
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I just went with an 8350. It was time for a new setup, and I only wanted to spend the money for an i5 class chip. I did some research and the AMD just looked like more fun to O/C with all the bios options. Maybe when I win the lottery, I'll go for an i7 or something, but the 8350 is neck and neck with the i5, give or take. Plus the fact that the AMD setup was cheaper than the equivalent i5 setup, Besides, I was kind of worried that an Intel would turn me into a douche-bag like so many Intel owners you see in the AMD section.
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I just went with an 8350. It was time for a new setup, and I only wanted to spend the money for an i5 class chip. I did some research and the AMD just looked like more fun to O/C with all the bios options. Maybe when I win the lottery, I'll go for an i7 or something, but the 8350 is neck and neck with the i5, give or take. Plus the fact that the AMD setup was cheaper than the equivalent i5 setup, Besides, I was kind of worried that an Intel would turn me into a douche-bag like so many Intel owners you see in the AMD section.

I don't know how can AMD cpu offers the same simple core speed as new i5 with similar price even with overlocking.
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CPUs/APUs

For a HTPC: Yes, better iGPU
For a budget build: Yes, good bang for the buck
For my main rig: No, not much of a powerhouse

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Budget build: Yes, good bang for the buck
For my main rig: Maybe, once I see how their future cards go in terms of drivers, hardware, etc
 
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I don't know how can AMD cpu offers the same simple core speed as new i5 with similar price even with overlocking.

I notice no difference in gaming, and my 8350 kicks ass all over a couple of my freinds sandy i5's in crunching video in handbrake at the same clockspeed. It's not just about gaming. What I need a multi core to do, the 8350 does it better than an i5, in my real world, non-benchmark experience. And as long as I'm over 60fps in games, I really couldn't give a **** about how much faster an i5 is while gaming.
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as an 8350 owner i can say get it, you will not be disappointed
    
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