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Is a AMD X8 FX-9590 (220W) Eight-Core Socket AM3+ 5.0 GHz worth getting for 399$ (500$ off)

I currently have a FX-8120 but am looking to get a new motherboard to hold 2 GTX 780 3GB cards and just came across this crazy deal...
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  1. no, its just a factory OCed 8350 with a crazy TDP (=crazy power bills)
    for the same price u can get an i7 which currently no AMD CPU can beat
  2. I already ordered a ASUS Crossfire V board for my current cpu but to have 2 GPUs vs 1 now that I got my hands on 2 GTX 780s... if I wanted to move to intel I would have got a different mobo but I am a AMD cpu follower for over 10 years.
  3. Thanks for the quick reply!

    Yea I was just snooping around on CANADA COMPUTER online retailer and saw that and was like ummm WOW... 500 off a 899$ new CPU... and that sale ends at midnight tonight EST... if you say go for it.. then I am gonna do a whole monster upgrade then! then sell my current 8 Core with its motherboard to someone for a (fair) price....
  4. Iv always been a AMD supporter since I began building PCs one cuz of costs.. and 2 I have never had a problem with AMD CPUs. so why change. same with GPUs I have always had Nvidia since 2001. and I cant wait to see 2 GTX 780s power my new gaming machine.. I hope 2 of those will play all my games maxed at 2560x1440 on my new monitor
  5. hafijur said:
    The fx9590 is equvalent single thread performance to a 2.4ghz haswell. Note this is just single thread. superpi and gimp shows this.
    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/62166-amd-fx-9590-review-piledriver-5ghz-6.html
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2013/06/01/intel-core-i7-4770k-cpu-review/4

    You have to understand for gaming intel cpus are usually used for high end setups. Unless they are an extreme amd fanboy no one in the right mind would buy an fx9590 over an i7 4770k. Why pay more for something that should be much cheaper. I value the fx9590 should be realisticlly £200 max. Intell cpus and platform is futureproof, thats why people pay the extra £10 for an i5 over an fx8350, now if you don't care about multitasking or everything working perfectly then get an fx8320.


    super pi..hahah people still use that huh ? Must be 1994. Any 9XXX series FX's are a total waste of money man. You got a real nice board and I'd just go with an 8320 and clock it high. Despite what this hafijur character tries to tell you I am sure you will be plenty pleased with the performance. All the same if you wanted to return that amd board and get a 4770K there is nothing wrong with that either, it's a good chip. Both are high end cpu's and will fulfill your needs.
  6. Jason Bramham said:
    Iv always been a AMD supporter since I began building PCs one cuz of costs.. and 2 I have never had a problem with AMD CPUs. so why change. same with GPUs I have always had Nvidia since 2001. and I cant wait to see 2 GTX 780s power my new gaming machine.. I hope 2 of those will play all my games maxed at 2560x1440 on my new monitor


    I want 2 780's lol, lucky you !
  7. I talked to the distributor and they gave me 10 days to try the 9590 and see if its what I want. If not then I can exchange it for a high 8000s instead. But still 399$ for a 899$ Cpu is kinda nice... and oh I hope my cooler master 850W PSU is good enough for all this.... oh crap lol
  8. Good God man! I swear to Swifty you're cutting it close!
  9. Jason Bramham said:
    I talked to the distributor and they gave me 10 days to try the 9590 and see if its what I want. If not then I can exchange it for a high 8000s instead. But still 399$ for a 899$ Cpu is kinda nice... and oh I hope my cooler master 850W PSU is good enough for all this.... oh crap lol


    It's a good discount but that doesn't make it a good purchase when you can buy a $240 less
    8320 take $50 for a good air cooler and clock it to even higher than the 9XXX u wan't to buy. Besides clock speed they are the same exact CPU's, don't waste the money man. That extra $$ can go to an SSD or a better GPU where it will actually matter.
  10. 8320\8350 + PH-TC14PE= Problem solved.
  11. u_gonna_squeal_b4_we_cookya said:
    Jason Bramham said:
    I talked to the distributor and they gave me 10 days to try the 9590 and see if its what I want. If not then I can exchange it for a high 8000s instead. But still 399$ for a 899$ Cpu is kinda nice... and oh I hope my cooler master 850W PSU is good enough for all this.... oh crap lol


    Plugging in just the basic parts I assume you will have into the PSU calculator http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine:

    1x AMD FX 9590
    2x sticks of DDR3 RAM
    1x 7,200 RPM HDD
    2x GTX 780 SLI
    1x Flash SSD
    4x 120mm case fans
    3x USB devices
    1x DVD-RW/+RW drive
    0 years capacitor aging

    ...and on stock CPU clock speed of 4.7 GHz, the minimum required wattage at 90% load of all the components running at the same time is 683w and the recommended is 733w.

    When the CPU is OC'd to 5.0 GHz, the minimum is 721w and the recommended is 771w.

    These figures are assuming everything is running at 85-90% at the same time since it is rare for a CPU and GPU to run at 100% load. The recommended wattage allows for some headroom (extra USB or eSATA devices such as external HDDs, flash drives or controllers) and for the occasional spike to 100% load.

    You can add any components youplan on getting to the setup on this PSU calculator to find the exact figure. http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine

    850w should be enough assuming it is 80-plus rated (and that CM makes decent quality PSUs) since the max recommended wattage is only 771w if the 9590 is OC'd to 5.0 GHz. You should have enough headroom to either add additional HDDs or OC the GPUs.

    This will do, and then some.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-hx1050
  12. Mine is 80 plus rated... and a modular PSU if that matters... thanks alot u_gonna_squeal_b4_we_cookya for this help. and The Q6660 Inside I will keep that one in mind!
  13. I really don't understand why you are insistent on blowing unnecessary cash on this CPU, I'm telling ya man it is physically THE SAME EXACT CPU as an 83XX, just with a higher factory clock rate that you could easily surpass just by overclocking. I'm not trying to be rude I'm just being rational. However if you really are stuck on buying this thing than good luck and enjoy your build.
  14. Alright... thanks to all for the support and help on all of this... I talked to the retailer... and ITS TIME FOR A CHANGE!!! getting these now instead...

    http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=26_1207_1206_722&item_id=049996
    http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4_1210_65&item_id=045423
    This also saves me about 350$ vs the last order
    So long AMD thanks for all the memories since Athlon days!!!
  15. Ok now im having a hard time deciding what to get... i7-3770K or i7-4770k..... both seem very close in stats... and the 4770k is newer thus new instructions... I have 2 combo deals for both.. just cant decide what one to get...
  16. Guys here are the 2 links to both combo deals... help me choose which one...

    i7-3770k
    http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=26_1207_1206_722&item_id=049996

    i7-4770k
    http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=26_1207_1206_1201&item_id=061009

    I know the 4770k is about 100$ more which im willing to spend if enough say go for it due to its nice motherboard
  17. Best answer
    get the 4770k, newer is better
  18. Thanks jinayhvora thats kinda what I thought... and from all the benchmarks I have seen 4770k destroys my current FX-8120....
  19. that it surely does, its also quite a bit better than the 9590
  20. that it surely does, its also quite a bit better than the 9590, while using less than half the power
  21. I think you chose well, FX-9590 is interesting, but it's just pushing the boundaries of reason with it's TDP, it's no longer the point of performance there, but more of a heat and I just can't trust such a CPU can live long.
  22. thanks again guys! your all very helpful. I will ask you again if I have any questions. happy gaming folks!
  23. cmi86 said:
    Jason Bramham said:
    I talked to the distributor and they gave me 10 days to try the 9590 and see if its what I want. If not then I can exchange it for a high 8000s instead. But still 399$ for a 899$ Cpu is kinda nice... and oh I hope my cooler master 850W PSU is good enough for all this.... oh crap lol


    It's a good discount but that doesn't make it a good purchase when you can buy a $240 less
    8320 take $50 for a good air cooler and clock it to even higher than the 9XXX u wan't to buy. Besides clock speed they are the same exact CPU's, don't waste the money man. That extra $$ can go to an SSD or a better GPU where it will actually matter.


    Good advice!
    I have a similar rig.
    3 tri sli evga 560ti 448 cores.
    1000 watt fatality.
    32gb 1866 gskill ram
    Water cooled

    Still using 4130
    Looking at 8350, 9370, 9590

    8350- $179
    9370- $199
    9590- $279
    At microcenter
    I was thinking 9370.but now i am thinking 8350
    But i have 360mm rad 240 mm rad 120 mm rad and 12 fans.
  24. supertk65 said:
    cmi86 said:
    Jason Bramham said:
    I talked to the distributor and they gave me 10 days to try the 9590 and see if its what I want. If not then I can exchange it for a high 8000s instead. But still 399$ for a 899$ Cpu is kinda nice... and oh I hope my cooler master 850W PSU is good enough for all this.... oh crap lol


    It's a good discount but that doesn't make it a good purchase when you can buy a $240 less
    8320 take $50 for a good air cooler and clock it to even higher than the 9XXX u wan't to buy. Besides clock speed they are the same exact CPU's, don't waste the money man. That extra $$ can go to an SSD or a better GPU where it will actually matter.


    Good advice!
    I have a similar rig.
    3 tri sli evga 560ti 448 cores.
    1000 watt fatality.
    32gb 1866 gskill ram
    Water cooled

    Still using 4130
    Looking at 8350, 9370, 9590

    8350- $179
    9370- $199
    9590- $279
    At microcenter
    I was thinking 9370.but now i am thinking 8350
    But i have 360mm rad 240 mm rad 120 mm rad and 12 fans.


    MC is selling the 8320 right now for $99.00.
  25. absolutely NOT. What worthwhile advantage is a $400 220W 5GHz CPU going to give over a $200 125W 4.2GHz CPU (8350) or a $100 4GHz CPU (8320), besides your house requiring less heating in the winter? An I7-4770k has the same performance, whilst being $100 cheaper and only using 84W. The 9590 is ludicrous and pointless, which is why it's reduced so much to entice people to buy it.
  26. I bought a i7 4770k with a Asus VI Hero mobo. And its so freaking amazing. I'm so glad I got this cpu. I also won a alienware laptop shortly after building this new gaming pc and it has a i7 4900MQ OCed to 3.8ghz and is unbelievable for a laptop. Intel rocks...
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