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December 28, 2012 8:51:21 AM

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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December 28, 2012 11:14:40 AM

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
December 28, 2012 11:18:01 AM

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 ).
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December 28, 2012 11:21:58 AM

Uh, what? No, you won't burn the VRM on the ASRock 970 Extreme3 by using a 8320.
December 28, 2012 11:29:54 AM

No, that's not what I meant.

I meant with a 4.6GHz+ OC because of the 4+1 phases.
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December 28, 2012 12:10:16 PM

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: 
December 28, 2012 1:02:33 PM

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?
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December 28, 2012 1:56:48 PM

$30usd more and you can get the 8350 4.0ghz it passes the 8320 by over 1000 points on cpu bench
December 28, 2012 2:11:00 PM

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.
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December 28, 2012 2:13:24 PM

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.
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December 28, 2012 2:30:27 PM

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-8350-83...
December 28, 2012 2:57:50 PM

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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