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December 19, 2012 3:54:28 AM

Hey all, I'm afraid the time has come to get rid of the old Phenom 965 and upgrade. Here is what I am considering. My current board only supports socket AM3 so I cannot keep it.

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

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

On top of this, I eventually plan on throwing in another 6850. If anyone has any other suggestions please let me know.

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December 19, 2012 4:03:38 AM

Go for the FX-8320 or the FX-8350 instead, the FX-8150 isn't really worth purchasing.

A good cost effective option might be the FX-6300 so you might want to consider that as well.
December 19, 2012 4:05:54 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Go for the FX-8320 or the FX-8350 instead, the FX-8150 isn't really worth purchasing.

A good cost effective option might be the FX-6300 so you might want to consider that as well.


Awesome thank you, I might as well spend the extra 20 bucks on the 8320


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December 19, 2012 4:27:49 AM

markusfata said:
Awesome thank you, I might as well spend the extra 20 bucks on the 8320


Yeah Bulldozer has a lot of bad press associated with it, I've actually used Piledriver and it's a huge improvement.
December 20, 2012 2:07:39 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Yeah Bulldozer has a lot of bad press associated with it, I've actually used Piledriver and it's a huge improvement.


I have also heard many good things about Piledriver. Thanks for the insight, I was a bit skeptical on whether I should go with AMD again or try an i7.

The motherboard I'm getting says it also supports Phenom II even though it is an AM3+ board, so would I be okay getting that now and just using my 965 for a little longer until I can get the 8320?
December 20, 2012 3:46:31 PM

Yeah the CPU works with AM3+, you will need to update your motherboard's BIOS before installing the CPU.
December 25, 2012 7:00:28 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Yeah the CPU works with AM3+, you will need to update your motherboard's BIOS before installing the CPU.


Awesome. I'm going to order this first then, would I have to update the BIOS before installing the CPU to the board? If so how would I go about this?
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