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8350 upgrade from 8120 worth it?

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Last response: in Components
February 13, 2013 10:43:48 PM

Hey guys,

Here are my current specs:

AMD FX-8120 @ 4.2GHz
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 mobo
Gigabyte Nvidia Geforce GTX 660ti
Corsair CX750 PSU
Corsair vengeance 8GB (4x2)
Corsair H60 liquid cooling for CPU
Zalman z9 plus Mid tower

My plan is to upgrade to the 8350 and perhaps get another 660ti in SLI but i want to know a few things before I put a hole in my wallet:

1. Is it worth going from 8120 to the 8350? Will the improvement justify spending $200?

2. Will my PSU be enough to run the 8350 (likely to be overclocked) with 660ti SLI?

3. Will a 660ti be bottlenecked by the 8350 in terms of gaming?

4. Is the H60 a good enough cooler to overclock the 8350?


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February 15, 2013 2:28:53 AM

1. not worth it
2. according to should be able
3. Depend on type of game you play and resolution you play your game at.
General speacking 1080P gaming on 60 FPS monitor
First Person shooter game will not bottleneck
MMO is very likely to bottleneck
Strategy game is very likely to bottleneck
The bottleneck on amd chip is due to poor single core process ability(not like intel strong in single core)
If the game engine is program to use multiple core (6 core ++) then you can hardly notice the difference
Surly intel chip will perform faster in game but not by much(pls dont compare it in low resolution) .
4. sure can oc it but i don't think it can reach 5 ghz stable