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Get fx 8120 or wait for piledriver (for new build)

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August 24, 2012 1:38:57 PM

Hi guys. I want to build a new computer however i'm stuggling... Should i get an fx 8120 or wait for Piledriver? The 8120 is 145 euros in europe at the moment, so that seems a reasonable price. These cpu's are also supported on the motherboards they're producing now, so i wont have any trouble with an unflashed bios motherboard. However, i've heard the Piledrivers are a decent improvement over the bulldozers but then i'll probably have to get another (more expensive) motherboard that supports those cpu's too and im on a budget. (1000 euros with screen). The motherboard i would use for the fx 8120 is the ASUS M5A97 PRO. I would also like to overclock. So what should i do, get the 8120 or wait for Piledriver.
a c 1036 V Motherboard
August 24, 2012 1:44:22 PM

I have the 8120 oc'd to 4.0 ghz and runs smooth.
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a c 1036 V Motherboard
August 24, 2012 1:45:07 PM

You will need to buy and aftermarket cooling solution as they run hot.
August 24, 2012 1:47:01 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
You will need to buy and aftermarket cooling solution as they run hot.

I know about that, im planning to buy the Scythe mugen 3
a c 1036 V Motherboard
August 24, 2012 1:52:14 PM

Sweet combo!!!!!!!
August 24, 2012 2:18:34 PM

piledriver.
August 24, 2012 8:10:48 PM

BUMP :3
August 25, 2012 4:12:29 AM

Any particular reason you want AMD?
If price is a restriction, you can take a look at the best CPUs for your budget, maybe core-i5.
a b V Motherboard
August 25, 2012 4:22:42 AM

My vote would be that since we're close enough to the release of PileDriver, it wouldn't hurt to wait, at the very least, it may drive Bulldozers down more in price. As far as the debate about whether one should buy one or Intel, I'm not going there today, its not what the OP asked, and those "going there" should refrain from it.
August 25, 2012 12:33:49 PM

proton007 said:
Any particular reason you want AMD?
If price is a restriction, you can take a look at the best CPUs for your budget, maybe core-i5.

Yes, price restriction, also motherboard price amd mobos are cheaper than intels. Also Win 8 wil have support for 8 cores, I think the the FX processors will beat the i5 there.
August 27, 2012 12:01:10 PM

Why don't you wait for win 8 benchmarks and see?
August 27, 2012 12:33:42 PM

ojas said:
Why don't you wait for win 8 benchmarks and see?

i do, i'm just asking if it's worth to buy an 8120 or wait for piledriver (preferably 8300 series)
August 28, 2012 4:34:06 PM

lol. wait for piledriver. if you read that latest specs leak, they'll be clocked around 4 GHz, plus they'll be better than bulldozer.

Strongly suggest that you wait.
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