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Hey,

I know I've made some posts about FX 8320 but I still couldn't choose which one to get.

I was going for the FX 8320 and later I'd get the True Spirit 120 to OC the *** out of the FX 8320 but some guys said the mobo ( ASRock 970 Extreme3 ) would not be enough for a 4.6GHz OC cuz VRM could burn.

Is that true? Would a fan in the side of the case help stopping that? Fans will be Artic Cooling F12PWM, if that matters.

I was confused between the i5-3350p and the FX-8320 but the FX-8320 would certainly outperform the i5 with some overclock.

So now I'm confused if I should get the FX-8320 and VRM won't burn or I should get the FX 6300 and OC it to its maximum ( would it outperform the i5? Would it get to the same level as the FX 8320? ) instead of the i5-3350p but I'm confused ( could VRM still burn with FX 6300? I think it would not, it has a lower TDP and ***, am I right? ).

If I get the FX 6300 I can the True Spirit 120 at the same time. If I get the i5-3350p I can't OC and since socket 1155 is almost EOL I didn't want that, if I get the FX 8320 I have to get the True Spirit 120 later.

Btw, would a True Spirit 140 be any big improvement over the True Spirit 120 or it will do about the same? Cuz it costs 10€ more.
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  1. u should check some reviews and watch the videos of guys who oc the cpu on this board easiest way is youtube and ask them how it worked
  2. I already saw every review I found in the first 10 pages of Google about that. But it's not just speed that matters here, there are other things that I need to know.

    Note: I'll be using the machine for little 3D modelling, programming and gaming ( mainly programming & gaming ).
  3. Uh, what? No, you won't burn the VRM on the ASRock 970 Extreme3 by using a 8320.
  4. No, that's not what I meant.

    I meant with a 4.6GHz+ OC because of the 4+1 phases.
  5. It won't burn no matter what. It might be unstable if you try to pull too much current though. I wouldn't downgrade the CPU though :lol:
  6. Okay, that's good.

    So should I get the FX 6300 + True Spirit 120 + a 10€ more expensive mobo ( Asus M5A97 R2.0 instead of the ASRock 970 Extreme3 ), the same above but without the 10€ more expensive mobo or the FX 8320 + ASRock 970 Extreme3 and I get a cooler later?
  7. $30usd more and you can get the 8350 4.0ghz it passes the 8320 by over 1000 points on cpu bench
  8. Well, the problem is that I can't put $30 more on this.. It's already on the end of the budget. But I would get it for sure if I could.
  9. anderl12 said:
    Okay, that's good.

    So should I get the FX 6300 + True Spirit 120 + a 10€ more expensive mobo ( Asus M5A97 R2.0 instead of the ASRock 970 Extreme3 ), the same above but without the 10€ more expensive mobo or the FX 8320 + ASRock 970 Extreme3 and I get a cooler later?

    I would get the 8320.
  10. Too bad but the 8320 is a good cpu. I also seen lots of reviews on the extreme board and was thinking of getting one, let us know how it works out, In gaming the 8350,8320 &6300 are near identical but in apps 8320 & 50 steps on the 6300, plus the 8320 can turbo out of the box to 4.0, I'm sure you may have seen this but if not take a look..

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/fx-8350-8320-6300-4300.html
  11. Yeah, I did see it :p I saw that FX-6300 is similar to FX-8320 in gaming also but in other apps it isn't exactly the same, as you said.
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