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September 18, 2013 9:59:28 AM

I think the title is pretty self explainatory , i want to build a future proof pc , i dont plan on streaming at all , does the 8320 worth the extra 40 euros ?

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September 18, 2013 10:19:52 AM

I recently upgraded from a 6300 to 8320, i'd have to say for gaming i don't see any difference so far (actually a net loss because i couldn't overclock the 8320 as high as my 6300). But it did speed up transcodes and renders quite a bit, so i'm happy with it. I wouldn't say it's worth the extra for a gaming only rig (and for anyone who doesn't do a lot of media work). a 6350 would be a good balance.
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September 18, 2013 11:18:29 AM

The 8320 would be more 'future proof'...if there is such a thing. But as others have already mentioned, the value/benefit you will get from it depends on what you want to use it for.

I would recommend getting a high quality AM3+ board that can support an FX 8350 or the next gen AMD CPU, but just get yourself an FX 6300 for now. 6350 isn't worth it IMHO since the 6300 can OC like a champ, easily reaching and surpassing 6350 clocks with a high quality cooler.
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September 18, 2013 12:30:33 PM

Is this a good pair-up for serious overclock ? FX-6300 + Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0 + Hyper 212 EVO. The mobo has a 6+2 power phase , i think it should be good enough to hit 4.2+ghz right ?
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September 18, 2013 1:27:40 PM

KevinG4 said:
Is this a good pair-up for serious overclock ? FX-6300 + Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0 + Hyper 212 EVO. The mobo has a 6+2 power phase , i think it should be good enough to hit 4.2+ghz right ?


My 8350 is OC'ed to 4.4 on the M5A97 R2.0 MB.

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September 18, 2013 1:36:27 PM

Yep, the 6300 will OC like a champ, and you should get well into 4.2 with a 212.
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September 18, 2013 1:47:16 PM

If you want high clocks with an 8xxx, the motherboard will need to be a bit more "beefy" with the VRMs.

With that M5A97 board, the 6300 would be a good pairing.

212 evo is the best bang for the buck cooler out there. at $30, nothing really comes close.

If you went with the 8320, id go with the sabertooth. My 8120 ran 4.4ghz on a gigabyte 990fx board, but 4.7ghz (and lower voltage) on Asus sabertooth.
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September 18, 2013 1:59:52 PM

^ noob is correct. While i was able to get 4.0 on my M5a97 r2.0 without temps going up at all (i tried 4.2, but decided to stay at 4.0), my 8320 gets much too hot if i push past 3.7 or 3.8. At an attempted 4.0 OC it jumped up into the 70's stress testing and was headed on to the 80's if i hadn't stopped it. Stick with the 6300 if you are doing the M5A97 board,
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September 18, 2013 2:06:01 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=19-103-...
fx-8320 for $129 after coupon code "EMCXLWN33"

yes, it is definitely worth it over an fx6300/6350 for that price.

definitely get a CM hyper 212.... or if you got a few extra bucks and don't mind waiting for the rebate to come you can get....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=35-103-...
CM Seidon 120xl water cooler for $39 and easily get that fx8320 to 4.5ghz
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September 18, 2013 2:14:16 PM

Yeah i guess i will go with the asus board + 6300 since i am going to push the cpu to the limits and it seems that this wont be possible with the 8320 + the asus board. How far do you guys think that i could push the 6300 ?
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September 18, 2013 2:34:12 PM

past 4.0
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September 18, 2013 3:12:12 PM

Barring the possibility of a chip that just refuses to overclock well, at least 4.2
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September 19, 2013 3:09:22 PM

What would you choose between the Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0 and the Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3?
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September 19, 2013 3:30:52 PM

I'd go Asus personally (and i did), the quality is better in my opinion, their service is very good as well, they x-ship rma and are very prompt, which is nice
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September 20, 2013 3:59:39 AM

Asus is my vote, I wasn't happy with the gigabyte that I sent back.
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