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Need help narrowing down CPU and MOBO

So I've wanted an 8350, that being said every time I get the money for it it goes back to $200, and I only have $300 to spend on CPU + MOBO. So pretty much I need to find a CPU and MOBO for right around $300, can you guys give me some suggestions?

Also I'm not opposed to Intel usually their chips cost more that's why I was dodging them.

Thanks for your time now commence...
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  1. Reason why you don't get the 8320? Same chip, and if you OCing the minor difference in clock speed isn't an issue. I would get it and a good motherboard.
  2. The only thing about buying an 8320 is that I feel like I'll want more out of my CPU constantly
  3. ? It's just a name that's different. The chips are basically identical.
  4. 4745454b said:
    ? It's just a name that's different. The chips are basically identical.


    +1
    Essentially the same chip binned lower. If you overclock both you might get 0.1 Ghz less out of the 8320 which is insignificant.

    It's cheaper and essentially the same performance.
    If you're looking for a mobo go with a 990 series rather than 970 for performance and reliability, as well as the possibility to overclock well.
  5. any boards in mind?
  6. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ltzx
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ltzx/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ltzx/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($158.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($125.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $305.96
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-04 19:02 EST-0500)
  7. Thanks for the help guys I appreciate it I've decided to get an 8320.
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