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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.

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Originally Posted by Darklyric View Post

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

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Originally Posted by CynicalUnicorn View Post

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.

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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:

http://puu.sh/4oeGH.png

I'm picking it up tomorrow and I'll let you know how everything goes.

Thanks again!

Connor

P.S. - I know I got a great deal on that motherboard tongue.gif
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post #43 of 46
Nice price on the mother board drool.gif Where did you find it?
Edited by Darklyric - 9/10/13 at 5:33pm
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Nice price on the mother board:drool: Where did you find it?

It was a "complete" open-box at Micro Center. About $65 off retail! biggrin.gif

I'm picking everything up tomorrow and will be putting my A8-5600K and AsRock Pro4-FM2 up on eBay since I can't list here.
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nice find have you built it yet? OC!!! I'm a sure there will be a few mhz gain-able on the stock cooler
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nice find have you built it yet? OC!!! I'm a sure there will be a few mhz gain-able on the stock cooler

No I haven't built it yet, I'm picking up the 8320 and mobo tomorrow. I'm currently using an A8-5600K with a GTX 660. Also, I have a 212 EVO so I'm hoping for a nice OC.
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