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August 6, 2013 5:56:07 AM

hello,
I already chose&bought an ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z mobo (SH). All I need to buy is the CPU and memory.

The CPU, for now, I was thinking of buying one of these two:
1 - Phenom II 965 BE, 3.4 ghz or
2 - FX-8320 3.5 ghz (double the price of Phenom II 965 BE)

In the future i'm planning to go for FX9xxx series or better.(~christmas time or little later). I'm only using my pc for gaming and willing to overclock. I am on a very limited budget. Is there a big difference between these CPUs in games?

The memory:
- Kingston HyperX Predator 8GB DDR3 2400 MHz CL11 Dual Channel Kit - it has a fair price
- or please tell me a good set of memories that would be good choice for my ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z....(brand,frequencies, latency, timings, voltage..etc...not expensive ones)...I'm really on low budget and I need to make a very good choice, I can't afford very expensive memories.

Thank you in advance!!!
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August 6, 2013 6:04:03 AM

Don't grab a FX9xxx, its just a heavily OCed/binned 8350.

I'd say the difference in performance between them is worth it.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/102?vs=697

Grab the cheapest 1600 ram you can afford from a reputable company. (IE not some random guy in india that makes 2 products)

Ram speed/timing/latency/etc makes less than 1fps difference in gaming, going from 1333 to 2100.
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August 6, 2013 6:14:39 AM

mouse24 said:
Don't grab a FX9xxx, its just a heavily OCed/binned 8350.

I'd say the difference in performance between them is worth it.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/102?vs=697

Grab the cheapest 1600 ram you can afford from a reputable company. (IE not some random guy in india that makes 2 products)

Ram speed/timing/latency/etc makes less than 1fps difference in gaming, going from 1333 to 2100.


So a pair of decent 1600 ram (like hyperx...with good timings) and the fx8320 (OC'd) would do just fine?
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August 6, 2013 6:30:48 AM

mirceaizvoran said:
mouse24 said:
Don't grab a FX9xxx, its just a heavily OCed/binned 8350.

I'd say the difference in performance between them is worth it.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/102?vs=697

Grab the cheapest 1600 ram you can afford from a reputable company. (IE not some random guy in india that makes 2 products)

Ram speed/timing/latency/etc makes less than 1fps difference in gaming, going from 1333 to 2100.


So a pair of decent 1600 ram (like hyperx...with good timings) and the fx8320 (OC'd) would do just fine?


Assuming you won't go for an intel setup then yup thats all you need and the best you'll get.
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August 6, 2013 6:49:21 AM

+1 to mouse24. That's what I would do
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