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Yup. Lucky me I remembered, he was going to go with a 4770k, which would have been a hot mess (pun intended). biggrin.gif

Haha yeah its crazy they got a quad core hyper threaded chip in at only 65w. There is a guy on here with a v3 i want to try and snag and pair with a n R9-290 now that prices are finally down again. Put it all under water with SSD's and make a very very quiet rig rolleyes.gif hopefully soon lol.
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Hey there, You've probably already got your build done by the time of my reading this, but if not I'll lend any help I can. Personally, I am very satisfied with a budget AMD build I did recently. My basic rule of thumb is to always start with budget and go from there, and if my budget isnt at least 1500 I usually go AMD simply for the performance to cost ratio. PLEASE NOTE to anyone wanting to get into a intel vs amd debate. I'm not a fanboy of either, I love them both, but quite simply I feel that AMD is better on the budget than Intel and Ive yet to have a problem with AMD products in 10 years as long as they are cooled properly.
My current build is bolted to a DimasTech Test Ferrari Red test bench as I usually am swapping parts in and out as I work on other systems. But this is my core build.
CPU: AMD FX-8350
MOBO: ASROCK Extreme3 990x
RAM: 8gb 1600mhz
GPU:MSI G Series GTX 770 2GB
PSU: ThermalTake 750W
CPU COOLING: h100 Corsair Hydro Series
Other Cooling: 3 120mm Blue LED Fans
Running Windows 7 Ultimate.
3D MARK Score: 6797 on firestrike 1.1, 18807 on Cloudgates 1.1, and 118174 on Icestorm 1.2. For the mere $830 I spent on the whole system including the SteelSeries MMO mouse and before overclocking, these are very legitimate scores IMO.
post #43 of 44
Hey there wcgrobert,

Welcome to OCN!

I also have an appreciation for high value CPUs from AMD. However, I can't find any competitive value in the FX-8350 with a ~$100 HSF at this time for gaming. The ~$240 i5-4670K and E3-1230V3 both perform as good or better in gaming on their stock HSF than the FX-8350 will overclocked on a $100 cooler ($300).

AMD's best value gaming chip is the FX-6300 with about a ~$40-80 HSF, That can actually beat Intel in that ~$150-200 CPU class in enough games to call it a value winner. (E3-1220V3, i5-4440, i5-4570).

The FX-8350 with ~$100 worth of cooling will perform worse in gaming that almost any similar cost to implement Haswell Intel CPU.
     
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FX-8350 990X EVO R2.0 Sparkle GTX460 768MB ballistix tactical 2 x 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Toshiiba THNSNH 256GB Enterprise RE3 1TB Asus BD combo drive Artic A30 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Manjaro Linux Samsung 21.5" LCD E2009WFP E2009WFP 
PowerCase
Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-6300, 4.7 GHZ@1.43V GA-970A-UD3P GTX 460 768MB Mixed DIMMs. 2x4GB + 2x8GB @ 1600-8-8-8 
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Toshiba THNSNH 19nm 256GB 1TB Spinpoint F3 WD RE3 1TB WD RE3 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Linux Mint 9-32 bit // Linux Mint 17-64 bit  Manjaro Xfce Samsung 21.5" HannsG 21.5" sideways! 
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Sticky ATNG Rosewill Green 630W NZXT Gamma Basic Microsoft corded 
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post #44 of 44
I hear you. I was considering the same things when purchasing my parts for my build, but due to sales that were going on at the time, I was able to get almost all of my parts at a really good discount, which really helped the price to performance ratio. I think I paid 180 for the 8350, and 40 for the h100, which honestly was a bit more cooling than I needed but I couldn't pass up the value. I have to look again but I am pretty sure my cpu temp never went over 40 under the heaviest load during the benchmark.
I actually had a 1-5 picked out but the following day the fx went on sale and changed my mind. Though if you cant find a good deal for cooling I would agree with you.
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