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[Tiger Direct] Tigerdirect.ca - AMD FX-8320 CPU [$149.97]

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[Tiger Direct] Tigerdirect.ca - AMD FX-8320 CPU [$149.97]

Use coupon at checkout: KDJ81880
No price beat with Memory Express unfortunately as they don't accept coupons. Deal expires 2/9/2013.

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/ ... CatId=7339

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Thanks OP, been looking for a deal on the fx-8350 but this will do nicely
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Not bad for $150. This is in the class of the core i7 2600k (slightly less in benchmark), and half the price.
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recommend a matching MB and memory for this CPU
Originally Posted by swswswish
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So tempted. But I think we are going to see this drop more in price in the near future (every few days it seems to be cheaper somewhere else)

i7 ivy bridge and sandy bridge both outperform on benchmark tests. Also ivy bridge consumes almost half the wattage.
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val1 wrote:
Feb 8th, 2013 2:56 pm
recommend a matching MB and memory for this CPU
What's your budget? Something like the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 with 8 to 16 GB of RAM would do nicely.
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Krakenlayer wrote:
Feb 8th, 2013 3:00 pm
i7 ivy bridge and sandy bridge both outperform on benchmark tests. Also ivy bridge consumes almost half the wattage, but at double the price.
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val1 wrote:
Feb 8th, 2013 2:56 pm
recommend a matching MB and memory for this CPU
MB=> MSI 970A-G46 AMD 9 Series Motherboard - ATX, Socket AM3+, AMD 970 Chipset, 2133MHz DDR3 (O.C.), SATA III (6Gb/s), RAID, 8-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, SLI/CrossFireX Ready
80$-15$ MIR
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/ ... CatId=7248

RAM=>Kingston HyperX Red KHX16C10B1RK2/16 16GB Memory Module Kit - 1600MHz, 10-10-10, DDR3, 2x8GB, CL10
105$
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/ ... CatId=4534
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apf888 wrote:
Feb 8th, 2013 4:21 pm
Very surprising, but true. Check out the x264 benchmark:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6396/the- ... 0-tested/8

I've seen similar benchmarks indicating on equal hardware platform the i7 ivy bridge beating the AMD 8 core by as much as 25% on certain processing tasks.

I have an i7 ivy bridge (at work - i.e. what I am browsing rfd on right now), i7 sandy bridge in my laptop and a quad core AMD phenom on my desktop (which I hardly use anylonger).

My experience from frequently being cheap and buying an AMD (as opposed to intel) is that the AMDs always suck more power (and runs hotter) than comparable intel. My first dual core AMD use to heat a room like an oven. Still to this day the quad core has a higher power consumption and also the cpu fan is louder (imo.. to compensate). The major concern with all this is (especially for overclockers) the higher wattage will kill the processor much faster (and with a greater probability). Probably not much of a concern, because if you are aiming for high performance computing (for gaming or whatever) you will be updating the cpu before it becomes obsolete and probably before it dies.

Don't get me wrong, this is a great deal.
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Thanks for this! I'm trying to build my son a mid level gaming rig that can play minecraft really well.

This combo sounds really good.
typer100 wrote:
Feb 8th, 2013 4:40 pm
MB=> MSI 970A-G46 AMD 9 Series Motherboard - ATX, Socket AM3+, AMD 970 Chipset, 2133MHz DDR3 (O.C.), SATA III (6Gb/s), RAID, 8-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, SLI/CrossFireX Ready
80$-15$ MIR
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/ ... CatId=7248

RAM=>Kingston HyperX Red KHX16C10B1RK2/16 16GB Memory Module Kit - 1600MHz, 10-10-10, DDR3, 2x8GB, CL10
105$
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/ ... CatId=4534
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I forgot that this was a Vishera CPU. Great value. Great deal. I would probably upgrade, but my motherboard is only AM3 compatible...
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benchmark from anandtech shows it comparable to i5 3750k, so it's not much of a saving considering all the heat and power
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