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Upgrading CPU for Watch Dogs (real next-gen games). Need advice.

Hello community,

I have the money and i'm decided to upgrade my FX-6100 and my ASUS M5A78L-M LX3.

I have a Sapphire Radeon HD7950 Vapor-X 3Gb and i want to give it a good companion to handle confortably games like Watch Dogs, The Division and real next-gen games.

I'm almost sure of my actual preference but i want your advice and your opinion:

MoBo: ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0
CPU: Vishera FX-8350 Black Ed. @4.2 Ghz.

I'm a family father and i need to be precise in the expend, i can move slightly from that prices but not much.

Thank you all.
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    I have the FX-8350 and I've been very satisfied with it and I haven't even OC'd it. (It has good OC capabilities )
    Not a single game has maxed it for me at stock clocks.

    I'm getting Watch Dogs myself (Can't wait :P) and I'm not sure if it can max it but it can easily run it at least at high settings.
    If you have any intention to OC, you should get the Hyper 212 EVO for it. (Maybe even if you don't intend to OC, because the stock cooler sucks) It's possibly the best CPU cooler for the money.

    And yes, that motherboard is a good choice.
  2. I would go with this. You get i7 performance for less. It cannot overclock, but the extra cost involved isn't really worth it, unless you live near a Microcenter and can get the big discounts.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $314.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-12 10:57 EDT-0400)
  3. Thanks a lot both of you. I've decided and bought both models i detailed.

    I'd like to hear any other FX-8350 experiences, overclocking and/or performance.

    Thanks again!
  4. I have an FX 8320 @ FX 8350 speeds. The board it is in isn't made for overclocking, so I stopped at 4.0ghz. Only game it really get used for is WoW. It doesn't run as smoothly as my old i5 2400 @ 3.5, with the same GPU, in 10 and 25 man raids.
  5. logainofhades said:
    I have an FX 8320 @ FX 8350 speeds. The board it is in isn't made for overclocking, so I stopped at 4.0ghz. Only game it really get used for is WoW. It doesn't run as smoothly as my old i5 2400 @ 3.5, with the same GPU, in 10 and 25 man raids.


    I don't mean to offend you knowledge, but i've seen plenty of reviews and opinions about the 8350 good overclocking capabilities with good cooling. Haven't you?

    Besides, don't you think the multi-threading power of this 8-core will be a good advantage for next-gen games?

    Honestly, i don't mean to argue, only to have the most precise sincerity.
  6. FX does overclock well, with the proper motherboard. The boards I have are not suitable for overclocking. Mine are in Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 boards, since that was all I could afford at the time, and were only for extra systems anyway. I guess I should have been more specific on that one.
  7. Your new motherboard is one of the best for overclocking. What are you using for cpu cooling?
  8. CooLWoLF said:
    Your new motherboard is one of the best for overclocking. What are you using for cpu cooling?


    By the time, I¨m using stock cooling and i reached 4.4 GHz. Stable.
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