Originally Posted by Iwamotto Tetsuz
games and some videos
Well to be honest with you, a FX 8 core at stock and windows 8.1 64bit you will see twice to 3 times the performance in games and everything else compared to a dual core (a 4300 is a dual core with 2 threads per core) and windows XP... Dont believe me. Look up some benchmarks lol.
So save yourself time hastle and do that over spending a crap load of money on an ancient architecture. That wasn't designed for multi cores and high ram configurations.