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#26
ive nevered used the pure black 990fx in the real world, but the sabertooth 990fx r2 was impressive and im not easily impressed with a motherboard , im not talking features here just how rock solid it is under extreme load, the more i pushed it the more it said sir yes sir VRM all remained lovely and cool. if you can stretch to the 8350 you will be pretty much guarenteed a 4.5Ghz OC.
 
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#27
Can't speak for the Saphire board but the Sabretooth R2.0 is a great board. Believe me I've pounded this one hard and it just keeps taking it.
nw it's good going to 8350 and asus Sabretooth R2.0 ,finally in case of sli what's the best watt I need ?
 
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#28
If you plan on an sli move to a 750 pretty much any corsair or seasonic x would work for ya.
 

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#32
In general I think Seasonic makes a better quality PSU.
+1 for SeaSonic :toast:
I bought a 750w X-Gold a few months back for a crunching/folding rig and the psu barely gets warm under full load.... and the X-Gold series 650/750/850w models tend to go on sale often and at a considerable discount when they do! :cool:
 
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#33
Hey NP that's what we're all here for. If you pair that FX8350 with the Sabretooth and some good GSkill ram, you'll be one happy camper. I do recommend GSkill as well seems to have less issues with the AMD FX. :rockout:
EDIT: I would also recommend you pick up a CM Hyper 212 Pro. For $30 you can't beat the performance.
 
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#34
I am sporting a FX8320 and I couldnt be happier.
I have it running for BOINC all cores are running at 100%. I can also play videos, do general stuff and it doesnt slow down at all.
Also, Ive never heard of a 8500 CPU????
 
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#35
I am sporting a FX8320 and I couldnt be happier.
I have it running for BOINC all cores are running at 100%. I can also play videos, do general stuff and it doesnt slow down at all.
Also, Ive never heard of a 8500 CPU????
i dont think there is a 8500 cpu it's a gpu for notebook, the next gen of amd cpu is opteron six cores ,4 cores and sixteen cores !!
 
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#37
No, I would not generalize the fact that games like clock speed over cores, because that is simply not true. Yes there are some games that are far more CPU bound, and single threaded, so higher speed CPU is better for them (such as Skyrim), but other games it is different.
I can make that generalization because the games that are CPU bound almost always prefer a higher clock speed over more cores.

I can't think of a single game that is CPU bound that prefers more cores over higher clock speeds, can you name a few?

Good choice on processor. It is better than the 6350 period.
And by "better" you mean performs better in a very small percentage of things that are multi-threaded and in everything else including gaming and most every day tasks performs worse.
 

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#38
Who cares? Get what you can afford. More cores isn't going to hurt and since AMD doesn't use cores, it uses modules I'd rather have the four module 8 thread 8350. "Modules" are more like cores.
 
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#39
Be it 4 ,6 or 8 cores the 8350 clocks higher than the 6300. I can't speak for the 6350, Haven't seen any in the forums yet!
Honestly if the OP is buying a complete system, he'd be further ahead building an i7 machine. There wouldn't be a huge difference in price once you tally it all up.
Clock for clock Intel has the upper hand.
But he wants an AMD system so that's what we're helping him with. They're more fun to play with any way
 
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#40
I can make that generalization because the games that are CPU bound almost always prefer a higher clock speed over more cores.

I can't think of a single game that is CPU bound that prefers more cores over higher clock speeds, can you name a few?



And by "better" you mean performs better in a very small percentage of things that are multi-threaded and in everything else including gaming and most every day tasks performs worse.
Better is better. Thats what OP asked. Second place never wins :laugh: