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AMD Processors

Postby BillSmuck » Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:13 pm

Right now I have an old Q6600 Intel cpu, I have been thinking that my 7 year old cpu needs upgrading. I have looked at the AMD FX-9590 but I wanted to ask around and see if anyone has or is using this cpu and what are the pro's/cons (besides the heat factor)?
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Re: AMD Processors

Postby Sergeant Fox » Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:18 pm

The FX-9590 is a higher binned 8350 and 8320. They are all the same Chip but binned and sold as differently. I always recommend just buying a 8350 or 8320, whichever is cheaper and overclock.
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Re: AMD Processors

Postby BillSmuck » Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:09 pm

Thank you. The more I look into the AMD side of things I think that I want to go with the FX-8350. Now to find a good motherboard. I would like to get one that once I load my video card into it I will be able to use the PCI x1 card slot. I have been reading reviews of the GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 and GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5 boards because the PCI x1 slot is above the PCI x16 slot. Like this...

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Is anyone running one of these and can give me any personal experiences, or maybe another board I should look into?

I seem to have some DDR3-1066 in my box now, how much improvement am I going to see if/when I switch to DDR3-1866?
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Re: AMD Processors

Postby Sergeant Fox » Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:36 pm

If a board has good reviews and has the layout you want then you're fine. There are lots of good board manufacturers and they are all similarly priced and featured. So whichever one fits your build best and has high review scores at a good price.

For RAM it depends on if you will have enough 1066 to game with, I would recommend no less then 8GB for Gaming. So if you have 8GB or more of 1066 you will be fine, the speed performance increase for upgrading to 1866 isn't all that significant, maybe a few percent at best. Plus the 1066 likely has lower timing which will equal things out a bit. If you have less then 8GB total then you can either buy more 1066 or upgrade to 1866.
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Re: AMD Processors

Postby BillSmuck » Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:06 pm

Thanks for your help Fox!

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