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FX 8150 to FX 8350

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January 24, 2013 6:00:02 AM

I bought a FX 8150 just before the FX 8350 came out. I was thinking about getting the new FX 8350 and selling the FX 8150 on ebay since they seem to auction at about 130$ on there and the 8350 is only 190$ on amazon.

The main reason I've been wanting to upgrade is that I've been having stuttering problems in games such as Skyrim and Far Cry 3 and was hoping the core speed difference (3.6 to 4.0) would fix that problem but I also wasn't sure it the problems weren't because I am running Win8.

Do you think it's worth the upgrade? Should I just OC it and wait until steamroller comes out or just cough up the 60$ difference?

EDIT: Also, I only have the stock cooling system so I would have to invest in a cooling system to OC.

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January 24, 2013 6:02:40 AM

8350 overall is about 15% better. Its really up to you. i would personally wait for steam roller just oc your 8150 wait for steam roller and pounce on it
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January 24, 2013 8:09:43 PM

Okay, I think I might do that. What is a reasonable speed to overclock a FX-8150 to and what would be a good cooling system?

Also, is the steamroller coming out in 2013 or 2014 I keep finding rumors about it being canceled on the internet.
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January 24, 2013 11:51:16 PM

Just overclock your FX-8150 and wait for steamroller.

Depending on your price range, the Hyper evo 212 for 25 dollars or the Noctua NH-D14/Corsair H100(Liquid) for 80-100 dollars are your best choices, the Thermaltake Frio is a good mid end at 49.99.
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January 25, 2013 2:08:06 AM

H100 is overpriced for how it performs.

This is the most popular air cooler. i have one aswell Its very good for the price

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My overclock amd 6300 hits 45c at 4.5ghz Not too shabby. for a 34dollar cooler

If you got money to spend tho the best air cooler is the

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Noctua and the frio

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

isnt far behind but looks much better
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