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November 30, 2013 7:09:53 AM

Hey there,

I'm planning on making a gaming PC rather soon with Cyber Monday coming up. Now I see some sales early and I see that the FX-8320 is only 5$ more to the FX-6300. But is this worth it?

I've heard that the FX-6300 overclocks better, and since this is a gaming PC I do prefer faster sequential processing. But keep in mind, I do want to option to able to stream with my games.

I plan on using a Zalman CNPS12X cooler. I'm wondering whether it's a no brainer, or fx-6300 overclocks much better and should be a serious contender.

Also is the 8320 the same chip with different clock to the 8350?

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November 30, 2013 7:16:06 AM
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I would go with the AMD 8320. I have one overclocked to 4Ghz and had it to 4.2Ghz without a voltage increase and it's awesome:)  So i basically have the 8350 for 8320 money.
Streaming will make use of the extra cores which some games don't use.
Battlefield 4 and crysis 3 can use 8 cores. Assassins creed 4 uses 5 cores of my cpu.
If your going to spend that kind of money on a CPU cooler have you considered the Noctua NH-D14-2011 Dual Radiator CPU Cooler?
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November 30, 2013 7:18:28 AM

For $5 more the FX 8320 is a no brainer
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November 30, 2013 7:30:06 AM

The 8320. 2 more cores for a tiny amount more, I don't see why you wouldn't I'm in the same situation as jay, I'm @ 4.2 without any voltage changes. It's a boss from streaming/recording.
November 30, 2013 7:33:23 AM

Thanks everybody I think I have my answer.

jay2577 said:
I would go with the AMD 8320. I have one overclocked to 4Ghz and had it to 4.2Ghz without a voltage increase and it's awesome:)  So i basically have the 8350 for 8320 money.
Streaming will make use of the extra cores which some games don't use.
Battlefield 4 and crysis 3 can use 8 cores. Assassins creed 4 uses 5 cores of my cpu.
If your going to spend that kind of money on a CPU cooler have you considered the Noctua NH-D14-2011 Dual Radiator CPU Cooler?


For the cooler at the deal I am getting it at the cooler is the same price as the 212 EVO.
November 30, 2013 7:42:42 AM

One concern I have though. Is the 8320 produces more heat. And the mother board I will be using is probably the Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3. Would this be a good combination or must I go with a 990fx board? I can't really go higher than the Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3. I hear it's the best overclocking board for the buck.
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November 30, 2013 7:46:35 AM

There will be little no heat difference between the two cpus.
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November 30, 2013 8:01:47 AM

That's a very nice 970 board, you'll be good with it.
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November 30, 2013 8:56:35 AM

Well if the cooler is the same price as the Evo 212 it's a bargain.
Enjoy gaming on your machine:) 

P.S. Thanks for the best answer :) 
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