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I'm thinking about upgrading from the 4100 to 9590 and I was wondering is it worth it to upgrade or just save and get a completely new mobo/ram/cpu of "newer models"?
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I would grab a 8320 and call it a day. Or even a 8320e, 8350 whatever is the cheapest.
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If you system supports it and you feel that the upgrade would be worth it, go for it.

However, as an AMD and Intel user (I have an 8320 system for my brother and I use to run an FX-6100 before switching to Intel), I would personally save the money and make a switch to Intel. The performance increase and reduced power consumption is way ahead of the AMD offerings. Moving from an FX-6100 to a Xeon was like night and day.

The decision also comes down to what do you plan on using the chip for.

(I'm also a bioinformatician so I use a range of hardware and software and thus speaking from my own experiences.)
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certainly not. first reason being that almost any FX 8xxx will get the same clocks as the 9590 and thus it's a waste of money. secondly, no FX 8 core runs good on your motherboard, let alone a high clocked one. you need a new motherboard either way. the Gigabyte 970A UD3P is under $100 and can handle the FX 8 core chips fine.
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I'm thinking about upgrading from the 4100 to 9590 and I was wondering is it worth it to upgrade or just save and get a completely new mobo/ram/cpu of "newer models"?
I have some experience on ASRock 970 EXTREME3 mobo. I have 3 of them. The main thing here that the mobo will not safely run a FX-9590 plus the mobo will not support the cpu. So you will need a new mobo for it. The best thing here would be a FX-8320E or FX-8370E until you get a new mobo. Most E version can hit 5.0ghz+ with the right cpu cooler.
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I would stick with what u have and grab a 8320.
Really? He mighty be able to get 4.2ghz with a 8320 with that mobo. It is a 4+1 power phase mobo.
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certainly not. first reason being that almost any FX 8xxx will get the same clocks as the 9590 and thus it's a waste of money. secondly, no FX 8 core runs good on your motherboard, let alone a high clocked one. you need a new motherboard either way. the Gigabyte 970A UD3P is under 4100 abd can handle the FX 8 core chips fine.

yeah, but if I'm going to have to upgrade my motherboard I'd likely just switch to Intel.

Seems like the consensus is to just save and swap to intel. thumb.gif
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Imo i wouldnt. No offense bit The 4100 is the run of the mill for fx and old zambezi chip. Get a vishera chip 6350 or even a 4350,youll see a big difference but me personally would get the 6300 on newegg its on sale for 80 or so . more than 100 cheaper than 9*** series with very similar specs . also depends on what else you got if u do decide to keep the amd rig
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FX 8320 would be a fantastic upgrade, and it wouldn't break the bank. That's what I would do if I were in your position.
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I have some experience on ASRock 970 EXTREME3 mobo. I have 3 of them. The main thing here that the mobo will not safely run a FX-9590 plus the mobo will not support the cpu. So you will need a new mobo for it. The best thing here would be a FX-8320E or FX-8370E until you get a new mobo. Most E version can hit 5.0ghz+ with the right cpu cooler.
Really? He mighty be able to get 4.2ghz with a 8320 with that mobo. It is a 4+1 power phase mobo.

So? 4.2 8320 is better than a 4100 processor. Sell the 4100 and buy a 8320 for 100 or less. Cheap upgrade. If he really wants to he can sell his current mobo and CPU and grab an intel set up.
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So? 4.2 8320 is better than a 4100 processor. Sell the 4100 and buy a 8320 for 100 or less. Cheap upgrade. If he really wants to he can sell his current mobo and CPU and grab an intel set up.

that's what im currently using 8320 with my main gaming rig its paired up with R9 280X (HD7970). its a great overclocker I would highly recommend. but if on budget. theres several alternatives. also how much have you invested in this rig already ? sorry If you've already mentioned this my cellphone isn't showing the entire thread
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