Originally Posted by Darklyric
Yea i7 is all i would buy atm with ulti threading taking off. Still there some dam good deals on 3770k mobo combos at MC.
I get a good giggle everytime i see your avatar lol + rep
Originally Posted by CynicalUnicorn
I screwed up when I ordered from Newegg. Apparently you actually have to buy a combo to get a combo price. Basically I threw away $7. Nonetheless, I got my 990FX Extreme4 for $120 and 6300 for $110 and they overclock nicely. Always go with a 990FX board when possible. They tend to be built better and have more features in general, including crossfire and SLI support. If I were you, I would buy neither CPU. Bulldozer (e.g. 8120) is the older AM3+ CPU, while piledriver (e.g. 6300) is newer and a bit better. It won't be a huge difference since bulldozer is still good, but I'd spend a bit more and go for an 8320 or, if it's a good deal, an 8350. And, I'm not sure if you're aware of this site's existence, but:I'll just leave this here.
If you're willing to spend a bit more, go with Intel. A good deal on an i5 (sorry, I don't know specific models) is your best bet. They have fewer physical cores, but hyperthreading makes up for that a bit. For mostly single-threaded applications, Intel is better because their CPUs get higher IPCs compared to AMD as of now. If you want to overclock, make sure the model ends in a "k" since thatt indicates an unlocked CPU. Don't get an i3 or lower. Two cores at most and an inability to overclock at the same price as a 6300 is NOT a good use of funds.
Originally Posted by LordOfTots
Bad vrm's, I've seen a lot of cases where people had bad throttling issues with 8-cores due to the vrm's overheating
Thanks everyone for your help last night!
Just ordered this combo here:
I'm picking it up tomorrow and I'll let you know how everything goes.
P.S. - I know I got a great deal on that motherboard