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Old January 24, 2013, 10:26 AM
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I'm kind of in the same boat. I bought a Crosshair V with an EK waterblock a while back and I'd hate to ditch it. The other thing is that running eyefinity and one 7970, I don't think there's any bottleneck at all. The key to overclocking AMD processors and achieving big performance gains is increasing the CPU-NB. A lot of people just increase the CPU speed and call it a day, thinking they've done all they need to and leaving the rest alone. This week the FX-8350 is on sale at NCIX for $190 and because of that I have a hard time seeing where the benefits are in switching to Intel unless I was offered a smoking deal. I'm close to pulling the trigger for a Vishera.
If you have the power supply to handle an OC 8350 and already have a motherboard, I would say go for it. Just make sure you have a good cooler. The only I don't know is if I would spend the extra on the 8350 over the 8320. From what I have read when OC there is usually only 100mhz separating the 2.
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