upgrade to AMD FX 6000/8000 series or not

hi, i've bought new components for my pc.

new mobo gigabyte
new ram 8gb corsair vengeance
cpu cooler h80
case and psu by coolermaster
xfx AMD HD 7850 2gb

the only thing i have not changed is my CPU which is an:

AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.2GHz


is it worth upgrading for about £90-£120 for one of the FX series processors. the processor is coming up to 3 years old.

i've heard many great things about the FX series and over clocking ease. Anyone who owns one please answer, rather than intel owners. Or anyone with sound knowledge.

thanks.
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  1. Which motherboard exactly? And which PSU?

    It is worth upgrading from an athlon. Only look at the x3xx piledriver series of CPUs though, the x1xx and x2xx are older bulldozers that dont perform as well.
  2. JOOK-D said:
    Which motherboard exactly? And which PSU?

    It is worth upgrading from an athlon. Only look at the x3xx piledriver series of CPUs though, the x1xx and x2xx are older bulldozers that dont perform as well.


    motherboard - gigabyte 970A-DS3P
    PSU - Coolermaster thunder 700w.
  3. You could get away with an FX 8320 and multiplier bump it to an FX 8350 speed. I wouldn't do much more than that with that particular board. Had you bought a 970a-ud3 or ud3p, you would be set well for overclocking. I would say it is definitely worth the upgrade.
  4. logainofhades said:
    You could get away with an FX 8320 and multiplier bump it to an FX 8350 speed. I wouldn't do much more than that with that particular board. I would say it is definitely worth the upgrade.


    ok thanks. i was looking at the fx8320 as it was.
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