0100 Feb 12 @ 6:56pm
New computer help
hey guys

so i want to buy a new computer

i am getting a fx 8350
and i was wondering how does it compare to a i7 and is it worth buying

second is do i need to water cool it
im just going to get a h60 becase it is a good cooler for the money but do i really need to

and 3 does a 780 bottle neck a fx8250
fourth if i have 8gb of vengence ram and i want 12 can i just put in a 4gb ram and it will be good or does it have to be the same modle

should i go for a 770 but the 780 is 100 bucks more

so i dont know

i have like a 900 dollar budget
i have psu and ram already

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Rove Feb 12 @ 8:53pm 
FX 8350 is good.

You can use the stock cooler, watercooling is best for serious overclocking.

I don't think a GTX 780 would bottleneck or be bottlenecked by a FX 8350.

When adding more RAM you should look for a module with the same voltage, speed and timings. It's possible your system might be able to handle something else (it should up to a combination of 2 different types) but better to try and be symetrical and go for same-same.
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Rumpelcrutchskin Feb 12 @ 9:24pm 
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2SmFi

CM Hyper 212 EVO cooler is same cooling power as H60 for half the price and wont have a risk for developing a leak.
ckay Feb 12 @ 9:24pm 
it won't bottleneck
_I_ Feb 12 @ 10:51pm 
id go with the i5
for around the price of the fx 8000 you can get 4 much faster cores

amd has nothing to compete with i7's
they are closer to 1150/1155 i7s, but nowhere near 2011 i7s
time goblin Feb 13 @ 5:04am 
Originally posted by vadim:
Originally posted by Extra xylophones onboard:
i am getting a fx 8350
and i was wondering how does it compare to a i7 and is it worth buying

second is do i need to water cool it
FX-8350 slightly faster than core i3 in most games, but slower than i5 (and i7, ofc) in ALL games. Its performance/price ratio in games isn't very good - better buy cheaper FX-6300 (slower than i3 in most modern games).
Look at the chart at the end of this article[www.tomshardware.com] to compare gaming performance.

No, you don't need liquid cooling except you're going to extremely OC it.

Originally posted by Extra xylophones onboard:
and 3 does a 780 bottle neck a fx8250
In some games it certainly would (like Dragon Age, Skyrim, World of tanks and so on), in others probably not. I suggest you to buy GTX760 instead - this rig will be better balanced.
I5 4670k 4.4ghz = 649cb
Fx8320 4.5ghz = 720cb
Both scores on cinebench r15 multithreaded
Costs i5 £172
Fx8320 £109

my fx8350 does not bottleneck my gtx690, and it won't bottleneck a 780. on a gaming pc always go for a more expensive GPU rather than CPU
Rove Feb 13 @ 6:16am 
I'll say that my FX 8150 8 core is never anywhere near 100% loaded in a game.

Take a look at 4.5GHz overclocked Intel i5-3570K vs 5GHz overclocked AMD FX 8350 in "real world" gaming situations tested by "Tek Syndicate":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4et7kDGSRfc

Both are great. Take your pick as per your personal taste, they are both very close.
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_I_ Feb 13 @ 7:24am 
because not many games can put a 8 core cpu at 100% load

why are there no mad 8 core amd cpus on this?
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-3.html
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