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    Default Looking to upgrade my CPU

    So looking around at CPUs theres a few in mind What would be best with my current setup.

    Current Setup
    650-700watt psu
    2x 1tb satas, 2tb sata external
    Come xmas to new years ill have a SSD and hopefuly a Hybrid so i can have the satas for just backups/music/movies.

    CPUs lookin at
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...561&CatId=7339
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16819113327
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16819113287
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16819113327
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16819113347 (though I tend to hate black editions)

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    Your best option will be the FX 8350

    The 9590 is a horrible value as it is more expensive than better performing Intel parts, while also having other expenses as you can expect to spend close to $100 on cooling.


    Other than that, avoid SSHD's they pair a slower HDD with around 2-8GB of of MLC cache. The problem is that the cache does very little for the 50+GB game that you do not want to install to your small SSD. Go with a proper 3.5 inch 7200RPM hard drive for bulk storage.

    Other than that, we will need to see which motherboard you have, especially if you plan to overclock. for example, a motherboard with 4.1 phase power and an FX8350 being overclocked, will = blown VRM's and possibly other component failure.

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    Default Looking to upgrade my CPU

    well current setup on original post is a link to my specs with mobo on it. my CPU cooler is a great 80-100 buck one not at home so can't link it. but I have no plans on OCing.

    I have dual 7200 1tb each atm, one will be dedicated movies other storage and music.

    my ssd (hoping by new yrs...) will be os and steam. was gonna get hybrid for other gaming and other things I'll be doing often including some servers time to time.

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    Default Looking to upgrade my CPU

    plus in a yrs I'll replacing mobo and building a system for gf outta my old parts lol, but till than am3 processor that will send my 6 core 2.8 back to stone ages is what I'm focusing on heh

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    With your current system, you are better off sticking with the Phenom II x6 and overclocking it.

    You will not get a meaningful boost in performance from the FX8350

    The AMD FX series, needs about a 500MHz clock speed increase over a Phemon II CPU in order to match the single threaded performance. and if 2 threads fall on the same core module, then you can need up to a 700MHz boost over the Phenom II in order to match performance.


    here is a good example of what happens when 2 threads fall on the same core module (core modules share some of their processing hardware) http://www.extremetech.com/computing...r-fell-short/2

    the Phemon II 1055t can be pushed to 3.9 to 4.2GHz depending on the chip )

    On your board, with avoiding going much higher than 1.45V, you can probably get 3.8GHz out of your CPU

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    Hybrid drives (SSD+HDD) will not improve gaming performance. The MLC cache on them are simply too small

    here is an example http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Storage...e-Loads-Cache-

    The cache is simply too small, the moment you launch 1 application, other applications get pushed out of the cache. And with many applications getting very large, the cache in these drives are often too small even for a single application.

    and that is with 8GB of cache, most have less that are under 4TB

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    Default Looking to upgrade my CPU

    OK thanks, I've never done much for manual OCing, and only taken my current CPU to 3.0 with the Amd/ati OC software, will read more with upper speed settings. See if I can get her to 3.6 lol


 

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