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^ That's the only issue though, it's a bit more risky, especially buying second hand. You don't know how many volts someone has pumped into that chip and how hot it's been running.

Well I suppose there's always a risk when buying hardware, that's why I never buy second hand any more, especially from eBay smile.gif too risky.

There is definitely some upgrades on that socket although 4th gen I5s and I7s will really kill it overall which to me makes it a slightly bad choice.


In any case it seems to much hassle moving your whole platform from AM3+ to 1366, your price/performance ratio will be better if you go with the FX-8320 simply because you've already got a board that'll handle it tongue.gif
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^ That's the only issue though, it's a bit more risky, especially buying second hand. You don't know how many volts someone has pumped into that chip and how hot it's been running.

Well I suppose there's always a risk when buying hardware, that's why I never buy second hand any more, especially from eBay smile.gif too risky.

There is definitely some upgrades on that socket although 4th gen I5s and I7s will really kill it overall which to me makes it a slightly bad choice.


In any case it seems to much hassle moving your whole platform from AM3+ to 1366, your price/performance ratio will be better if you go with the FX-8320 simply because you've already got a board that'll handle it tongue.gif

I actually have better experiences buying second hand than I do buying new. As reflected by the 26 trader reps through this site. Ebay is a different matter of course, but you just have to inquire as much as possible and/or employ your buyers rights when you get a dead board.

4th gen i5/i7 do not kill overall, its actually the other way around, if you referenced the link I posted you would know this. It sits right underneath the 3970x for 130 USD or so with the X5650 (lower multi, same performance)

If hes got the board though, there isnt a point to getting 1366 if your just looking for a quick and dirty solution to have another workstation. If not, I wouldnt get it for 8120/50
    
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I actually have better experiences buying second hand than I do buying new. As reflected by the 26 trader reps through this site. Ebay is a different matter of course, but you just have to inquire as much as possible and/or employ your buyers rights when you get a dead board.

4th gen i5/i7 do not kill overall, its actually the other way around, if you referenced the link I posted you would know this. It sits right underneath the 3970x for 130 USD or so with the X5650 (lower multi, same performance)

If hes got the board though, there isnt a point to getting 1366 if your just looking for a quick and dirty solution to have another workstation. If not, I wouldnt get it for 8120/50

Ah yeah buying second hand over here or other reputable forums is much better than eBay thumb.gif definitely.

Also slightly confused what you mean? Well the 3970X is an extreme processor and unbelievably expensive.

The X5650 is also another expensive CPU, well where I am anyway tongue.gif socket 1366 boards are pricey and probably all going to be second hand. 1150 would give you more of an upgrade path


I think it's perfectly justifiable to get a FX-8320 brand new over anything else, personally. Like Thuban, it's a great chip but it's getting on a bit smile.gif in a few years both are going to show their age.

E.G. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/47?vs=837

You can't factor in overclocking as it's not guaranteed. Plus that thing is going to output a lot of heat and power compared to the newer 4th gen chips.
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Ah yeah buying second hand over here or other reputable forums is much better than eBay thumb.gif definitely.

Also slightly confused what you mean? Well the 3970X is an extreme processor and unbelievably expensive.

The X5650 is also another expensive CPU, well where I am anyway tongue.gif socket 1366 boards are pricey and probably all going to be second hand. 1150 would give you more of an upgrade path


I think it's perfectly justifiable to get a FX-8320 brand new over anything else, personally. Like Thuban, it's a great chip but it's getting on a bit smile.gif in a few years both are going to show their age.

E.G. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/47?vs=837

You can't factor in overclocking as it's not guaranteed. Plus that thing is going to output a lot of heat and power compared to the newer 4th gen chips.

on ebay they can be had for 130 or less as most of them are OBO and plenty of peeps have been offering 100 bucks and walking away with a hex 1366. As for the motherboard thats where I say you have to have some medium to shop from, I dont think it would be too difficult to put a wanted ad in our marketplace and have plenty of folks looking to clear some space out of the closet thumb.gif

The problem I have with AM3+ is that my laptop has on par performance with 8 core FX @ stock. Since we cant factor overclocking thats how I would look at it.

1150 is going to run you around the same price, or more, difference though is the warranty which for some is going to be more important than seeking the maximum potential of hardware. It all depends on what your priorities dictate
    
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If I was in your shoes, ultimately it comes down to price, I would vote the 8320/8350, the least hassle, it's newer, you won have downtime without your pc, and I feel would ultimately be the cheapest. The the only reason I'm running bulldozer is cause I got a decent deal on it.

And I would agree, while there may be good deals had on 1366, you're still gambling. What if you buy a motherboard, and it's DOA? I myself am also trying to do a 1366 build for my friend as a gift, and I just bought a DOA board, that was listed as used! Yeah i sure I got a W3520 for $20, but Its pretty expensive to find a motherboard, and it is a real hassle. So just for the sake of conveinece the FX is worth serious consideration, as it is literally plug and play.


But ultimately the choice is yours my friend, if none of that stuff scared you away haha then go for it, 1366 is still great, but for me, after buying 2 used motherboards, 1 dying withig a few weeks, and the x58 board I just got beig DOA, I really appreciate the a no hassle upgrade smile.gif
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I would have tested it before purchasing blind
    
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if i was too upgrade i would want some decent clout to go with it and looking here


your chip compared to 8150 has me at a loss redface.gif

gotta go higher than an 8150 to even think upgrade thumb.gif
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i7 920 is the better at gaming. The FX only is better at programs that are well multi-threaded. Even a highly OCed 8350 might not quite catch up with an overclocked i7 920 in gaming, this Bulldozer is out of the question...
However since you already have an AM3 the best solution IMO is to get an FX 8320 and overclock it.
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if i was too upgrade i would want some decent clout to go with it and looking here


your chip compared to 8150 has me at a loss redface.gif

gotta go higher than an 8150 to even think upgrade thumb.gif

Haha what were talking about is his rig with an x4 945 with a 7870! I was like x4 945 beats an 8150 whaaaaaaat?? Hahahaha smile.gif
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if the board does work i will go with a fx 8320 if it doesnt i will go with x6 1055t and oc it

im gotten the board off ebay but i has been untested so yea i hopefully it works
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