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July 3, 2013 11:06:04 AM

im kinda confused, need some input. from everything iv been reading it seems that in all modern games the 8350 outperforms the 6350. for one thing im not sure i understand why. at this point games arent utilizing even six cores so why would an 8 core perform better than a six. i am on a budget but can probably stretch it from a 6350 to an 8350. Is it really worth it if all im doing is gaming? albeit cpu intensive gaming like total war and planetside 2

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July 3, 2013 11:20:42 AM

I have an FX6300 and I can play games easily, in fact my CPU usage when playing is around a quarter so I dont think the 8 core will be necessary for this gen games but probably for next gen.

If you can get the 8350 then go for it :) 
July 3, 2013 11:22:56 AM

also iv never oced before and would like to at least try a mini oc taking either chip to at least 4.2 stock

im wondering if this cooler is enough

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July 3, 2013 11:25:53 AM

I have an Fx-8350, it runs everything I throw at it, coupled with an SSD it works great, although power usage is high. The stock cooler isn't bad and can handle a small overclock in well ventilated cases, so I've heard.

Get a Fx 8350 if you can, more cores can't hurt.
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July 3, 2013 11:26:32 AM

vrgadin said:
also iv never oced before and would like to at least try a mini oc taking either chip to at least 4.2 stock

im wondering if this cooler is enough

Spire Kestrel-King II AMD 64 fan


You would be able to overclock with that cooler but there are better after market coolers out there.

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-2...
This cooler is considered one of the high end air coolers before you begin water cooling your system.

Have a look at this, it will give you an idea about CPU cooling.
http://www.techradar.com/news/computing-components/proc...

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July 3, 2013 11:27:15 AM
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If gaming is everything you need then the 6300 is awesome, there is no need for going for the much expensive 8350 unless you are into video editing and other similar stuff. Definitely go for the 6300. It is way cheaper and offers similar gaming performance.

Also tell me what graphics card are you pairing it up with?
July 3, 2013 11:27:56 AM

power usage shouldnt be an issue, ill be running an antec basiq 500w psu

and a 7790 which dosent take too much power....no ssd and no other power using peripherals besides an 8mm case fan
July 3, 2013 11:29:30 AM

thank you sangeet, just keep in mind i tend to gravitate towards cpu intensive games like mmos, planetside 2 and the total war series
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July 3, 2013 11:34:31 AM

vrgadin said:
thank you sangeet, just keep in mind i tend to gravitate towards cpu intensive games like mmos, planetside 2 and the total war series


As do I and a I have the 6300 really good. Playing turn based strategy games like Civ 5 quarter to half usage. :D 
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July 3, 2013 11:35:14 AM

6350 for gaming. Save your money for something else. You don't need the 8350 if you have the 7790. :)  No bottleneck issues or whatsoever. You can OC it a little bit, amd is an animal in ocing.
July 3, 2013 11:37:33 AM

and if i upgrade in the future to a 7870 or 79xx 6350 will still be ok?

and thank you to all else who had input
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July 3, 2013 11:38:54 AM

vrgadin said:
and if i upgrade in the future to a 7870 or 79xx 6350 will still be ok?

and thank you to all else who had input


Yep I had a 7850 with my FX6300 :D 
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July 3, 2013 12:00:07 PM

vrgadin said:
and if i upgrade in the future to a 7870 or 79xx 6350 will still be ok?

and thank you to all else who had input


The 7870 would be awesome. It is the cheapest card that handles 1080p high-ultra gaming with ease and really kills the Nvidia cards at the price point. So yeah, it is grreat but you might need a better power supply in the future. But yeah, even 80 plus bronze power supplies are very cheap nowadays so that should not be a much of a problem in the future.
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July 3, 2013 12:00:24 PM

vrgadin said:
and if i upgrade in the future to a 7870 or 79xx 6350 will still be ok?

and thank you to all else who had input


The 7870 would be awesome. It is the cheapest card that handles 1080p high-ultra gaming with ease and really kills the Nvidia cards at the price point. So yeah, it is grreat but you might need a better power supply in the future. But yeah, even 80 plus bronze power supplies are very cheap nowadays so that should not be a much of a problem in the future.
July 3, 2013 12:06:03 PM

ok for now than my mind is made up. 6350 paired with a 7850 thanks all!
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July 4, 2013 3:21:45 AM

vrgadin said:
ok for now than my mind is made up. 6350 paired with a 7850 thanks all!


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