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best gaming processor for ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

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March 11, 2014 10:18:49 AM

I was wondering what would be the best processor for ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard im building it for gaming

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March 11, 2014 10:22:45 AM

Best AMD out there-
CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $179.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-11 13:22 EDT-0400)
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March 11, 2014 10:23:58 AM

pffft thats just a clocked version he can just clock it to 4.0Ghz without wasting extra money
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March 11, 2014 10:28:31 AM

ModernWarfare said:
pffft thats just a clocked version he can just clock it to 4.0Ghz without wasting extra money


8350 can be overclocked much higher than the 8320 at safe voltages.

8320+decent cooler+OC=8350 Stock. The money saved for 8320 will be spent in the cooler to overclock it. However

8350+decent cooler= clocks that 8320 simply cant achieve.
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March 11, 2014 10:30:43 AM

AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz
AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz
AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz
Those are the only AMD CPU's worth the money. AMD FX-9370 4.4GHz and AMD FX-9590 4.7GHz are probably the worst CPU's ever for the money, don't buy them.
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March 11, 2014 10:33:40 AM

but amd athlon x4 isnt am3 socket :/ 
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March 11, 2014 10:35:27 AM

Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz (H61/B75/H77 motherboard, no overclock)
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz (Z75/Z77 motherboard, overclocking)
Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz (H81/B85/H87 motherboard, no overclock)
Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz (Z87 motherboard, overclocking)
Those are the only Intel CPU's worth the money for gaming. Intel Core i7 is a waste of money, but not if you're rendering, recording etc.
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March 11, 2014 10:38:18 AM

i dont think you get the point that hes not looking for intel or a athlon x4 because its not even am3.
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March 11, 2014 10:44:23 AM

ModernWarfare said:
i dont think you get the point that hes not looking for intel or a athlon x4 because its not even am3.


I'm telling him what CPU he should buy that is worth the money, if he'll change his mind, these CPU's are recommended, but with this motherboard it's either AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz or AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz (AMD FX-8350 3.5GHz is definitely not worth it, it gets the same performance as AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz and it's cheaper).
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March 11, 2014 11:30:27 AM

you got a point :) 
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March 11, 2014 11:37:33 AM

verma1891 said:
ModernWarfare said:
pffft thats just a clocked version he can just clock it to 4.0Ghz without wasting extra money


8350 can be overclocked much higher than the 8320 at safe voltages.

8320+decent cooler+OC=8350 Stock. The money saved for 8320 will be spent in the cooler to overclock it. However

8350+decent cooler= clocks that 8320 simply cant achieve.


They overclock on average between 100MHz of each other. The 8320 is the better deal.
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March 25, 2014 9:34:08 PM

AMDRadeonHD said:
ModernWarfare said:
i dont think you get the point that hes not looking for intel or a athlon x4 because its not even am3.


I'm telling him what CPU he should buy that is worth the money, if he'll change his mind, these CPU's are recommended, but with this motherboard it's either AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz or AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz (AMD FX-8350 3.5GHz is definitely not worth it, it gets the same performance as AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz and it's cheaper).



Odd my 8350 came clocked at 4.0 not 3.5, so stock is faster and only $40 more. And actually My chip is one of those magical ones, its actually came clocked at 4.3 stock and I have a stable overclock at 5.3 and a H100i. It all depeneds on what you want, but when someone asks about an AMD you don't have to throw Intel at them, they want good performance for money, Intel cannot do that.
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July 7, 2014 10:54:37 PM

AMDRadeonHD said:
ModernWarfare said:
i dont think you get the point that hes not looking for intel or a athlon x4 because its not even am3.


I'm telling him what CPU he should buy that is worth the money, if he'll change his mind, these CPU's are recommended, but with this motherboard it's either AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz or AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz (AMD FX-8350 3.5GHz is definitely not worth it, it gets the same performance as AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz and it's cheaper).


The FX-8350 is 4.0 Stock
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I have a sabertooth 990fx r2.0 with FX 8320, and an R9 270x 4gb. I built in in February but have only just realised how bad the performance has been since I put the 270x in another intel PC I've borrowed from work, it's actually usable now!! I've been having to play games at medium level and still getting bad frame drops (below 30) since putting the card in a HP Z620 my FPS are AMAZING, since I had nothing to compare it to I didn't realise there was an issue. Has anyone had problems with this combination of hardware? I'm not in the process of eliminating the problem by swapping out the PSU and memory, the 990fx and 8320 I cannot test as I have no other AMD boards or chips to test with..
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