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AMD 8350 or 8150

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December 16, 2012 7:06:36 PM

Hello all tom's hardware reader! I was wondering if i should get the AMD 8350 for $200 or the AMD 8150 with closed loop water cooling (AMD water cooling) for $210. I am using my comp. for gaming and wanted to know which one is you think i should get! Thanks for reading and any comments will be appreciated! (Except AMD vs Intel fanboys fighting over company names, products, etc.)

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December 16, 2012 7:08:01 PM

8350 is more powerful.

If money is an issue I'd go for 8320 with a good cooler.
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December 16, 2012 8:04:44 PM

You can find 8350's for $180 out there, I'm not sure where the 8150's are priced now but I'd think the performance difference between the two would be worth $20 or so. As for cooling, you should be alright on a $35 Cooler Master 212 EVO, unless you have your heart set on a water cooling rig.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... ($190 actually)
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December 18, 2012 11:20:17 AM

I concur with Finneous. Piledriver is better than Bulldozer.

Like he said, an 8320 has the same specs (L2, L3, IMC Speed) as an 8350, just a lower clock, meaning you could buy that and get a nice cooler for it, then overclock it.
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December 18, 2012 1:33:18 PM

FX 8350
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December 28, 2012 6:59:06 PM

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