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Old October 7, 2013, 07:18 PM
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If I was the OP (as a BF4-focused individual),

WAIT FOR THE FULL RETAIL LAUNCH of BF4....we're being fooled...it's a BETA.

I would be a LOT more "curious" about AMD R9-290X performance in BF4 FULL RETAIL + Mantle possible improvements, than targeting an AMD CPU/MOBO platform at this point.
I would also investigate on the theory that Windows 8.1 deals better with BF4 than Win 7

OP, those AMD CPUs have a brutal TDP (as you probably read SKY's review on the 9590) and you'll need a great mobo + great cooling to keep the "volcano" under control. Don't forget to wrap the CPU socket in an asbestos blanket, JK.

An Haswell 4770K CPU + a 140$-ish MOBO is a better proposition than the volcano IMHO.

If you go for the "comet", well, god-speed and enjoy your toy!

Oh, I think the following is a thermal compound developed for FX-9590 :

https://www.hilti.ca/firestop-%26-fi...nt-strips/r361
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