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Old January 24, 2013, 10:08 AM
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Do it. Performance is similar or better than a 3770K in most multi-threaded applications (i.e. video editing) and it isn't too far off when gaming. When overclocked, I could see it having very similar gaming performance to a stock 3570K. And, if we already have an AM3+ platform, and the CPU itself is ~$200, it's definitely the best deal.

I'm just waiting for an extra $200+tax to find its way to me before making my move.
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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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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.
I'm running custom water cooling and a Silverstone DA750W PSU. My current CPU water block isn't the greatest by any means but temps are 30*C @ idle and ~45*C after gaming for a few hours, and that's with the 1100T having 1.5V vcore and 1.4V for the CPU-NB. I have an XFX 1000W PSU and an EK supremacy on the way. I don't need a 1000W supply but it was a good deal.

I read that another difference between the 8350 and 8320 was the amount of voltage required to get the same OC.
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Yeah, that's what I've been told in this very thread. In my mind, that makes all the difference, and is worth the extra $30-$40.
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Ah I missed that post. It sure would be better if it means a cooler running and more stable CPU.
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Yeah if that's the case and you will be going for a max stable OC, then go for the 8350. Should be able to get a pretty good price for your current CPU as well.
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I'm running custom water cooling and a Silverstone DA750W PSU. My current CPU water block isn't the greatest by any means but temps are 30*C @ idle and ~45*C after gaming for a few hours, and that's with the 1100T having 1.5V vcore and 1.4V for the CPU-NB. I have an XFX 1000W PSU and an EK supremacy on the way. I don't need a 1000W supply but it was a good deal.

I read that another difference between the 8350 and 8320 was the amount of voltage required to get the same OC.
OT, but you had to give 1.5 Vcore to get up to 4.2? Wow! Talk about diminishing returns, right? I managed 4.0 on my 1055T with 1.41 Vcore. That was up from a stock clock of 2.8 and stock Vcore of ??1.38!!
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OT, but you had to give 1.5 Vcore to get up to 4.2? Wow! Talk about diminishing returns, right? I managed 4.0 on my 1055T with 1.41 Vcore. That was up from a stock clock of 2.8 and stock Vcore of ??1.38!!
Yup, if I remember correctly I was running 4.0ghz at 1.4 too. Anything over that and you gotta really pour the coal to them. So it's really a matter of finding your maximum (and what you feel is comfortable) vcore/temp combo and see how high you can push the frequencies. I used to push the frequency first and bump vcore after. Now that it's under water I go the other way around.
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Do it. Performance is similar or better than a 3770K in most multi-threaded applications (i.e. video editing) and it isn't too far off when gaming. When overclocked, I could see it having very similar gaming performance to a stock 3570K. And, if we already have an AM3+ platform, and the CPU itself is ~$200, it's definitely the best deal.

I'm just waiting for an extra $200+tax to find its way to me before making my move.
Although true, i7's still totally destroy anything AMD has core to core in some areas. But even though I had an i7 980x sitting here and seriously considered running it, I decided not to because highend x58 mobos are getting harder to find and aren't cheap when you do. It just made more sense for me to stick with what I had when it doesn't lack at anything I need it for. Newegg has the 1366 Rampage III Extreme in stock for $390 plus tax and shipping. No thanks.
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FX8350 on sale at NCIX for $189.99

I forsee myself picking on up tomorrow... Hard to pass up.
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