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Please Help!

WarTurtle
  • 65 months ago

This is my first pc build, and I need some help. If I replace the AMD FX-8320 with the AMD FX-8350 on this build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rJ3kzy , what kind of improvement will I get, and is it worth the extra $? Please help me!

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  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Improvement will be very little ... You cannot experience it.

Instead I've included

1) liquid CPU cooler.

2) faster ram

3) better GPU (r9 290)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $138.88 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Seidon 120V 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard $70.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston Fury Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $67.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 @ Amazon
Video Card HIS Radeon R9 290 4GB IceQ X² Video Card $239.99 @ Newegg
Case BitFenix Neos Black/Blue ATX Mid Tower Case -
Power Supply Thermaltake 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $662.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-18 10:52 EST-0500
  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't it better to have 2x4GB sticks?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

U have 1 8 GB stick now and another you could buy later on.

2 x 4 GB just fills up the space.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

2x4 does have a slight advantage, as it runs dual channel. getting 2 1x8 sticks does not have the advantage, since the sticks aren't optimized to work together. My recommendation would be to get the RAM you need all at once, and get it in 2 sticks.

The upgrade from the 8320 to 8350 is not significant, you could save yourself the money and get all the same performance by overclocking the 8320, since they are quite literally the same piece of hardware. Just invest in a cooler.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

It won't gives much more difference.

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