Expired Hot Deals

[Amazon.ca] AMD FX 8350 black edition $120

  • Last Updated:
  • Feb 15th, 2018 3:43 pm
[OP]
Deal Fanatic
User avatar
Dec 27, 2006
5909 posts
2141 upvotes
Cornwall PE

[Amazon.ca] AMD FX 8350 black edition $120

Good price for those who still have an am3+ motherboard and ram and might want to upgrade a bit but want to wait till newer components perhaps go down a bit in price.
The Children all love the the new down vote button.
My STORAGE SHED!
Linux User 412309
36 replies
Deal Fanatic
User avatar
Mar 17, 2003
7403 posts
486 upvotes
Port Moody
I bought this exact cpu used off Craigslist over 3+ years ago for $70 and it's been in my wife's system ever since w 16gb ddr3, an msi gtx 660 w a modified silent heatsink and a M.2 pcie SSD on a recent Gigabyte board that replaced the original AM3+ board. The system has been great for anything and everything she does, best 70 ever spent. No reason to run anything newer and occasionally I hop on and even game on the system, not the latest games but it still is great at 1080p
Last edited by Cisco KId on Feb 11th, 2018 12:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Member
Nov 13, 2016
445 posts
222 upvotes
Great cpu for overclocking and mining from home if you are into this kind of stuff.
Deal Addict
User avatar
Nov 21, 2015
3049 posts
2936 upvotes
Toronto, ON
This is incompatible with AM3 mobos, right ? I have a phenom which doesn't support SSE4.1. Most AAA developers dropped support for it, and it's getting frustrating not being able to play the new games. Latest one is AC origins, and ubisoft being ubisoft, refused to path it.

May just upgrade to a Ryzen eventually. Need some good deals on it.
Member
User avatar
Apr 12, 2017
297 posts
198 upvotes
carmageddon wrote: This is incompatible with AM3 mobos, right ? I have a phenom which doesn't support SSE4.1. Most AAA developers dropped support for it, and it's getting frustrating not being able to play the new games. Latest one is AC origins, and ubisoft being ubisoft, refused to path it.

May just upgrade to a Ryzen eventually. Need some good deals on it.
tonedcarrot wrote: Yup. Socket AM3+ only.
damn I was hoping this could replace my Phenom II, but it seems my motherboard has an AM3 socket and doesn't support AM3+ processors. Oh well, thanks anyway OP
[OP]
Deal Fanatic
User avatar
Dec 27, 2006
5909 posts
2141 upvotes
Cornwall PE
EverydayCloudy wrote: I currently have the fx 6300 would this be a good upgrade?
If you are only surfing with perhaps some casual photo or video editing then perhaps not, depends on what you are doing, the fx6300 is also a pretty good processor in it's own right.
The Children all love the the new down vote button.
My STORAGE SHED!
Linux User 412309
Member
Feb 16, 2017
385 posts
371 upvotes
Why is that thing still in the market? For anyone wondering that thing was released around the same time as Intel 2xxx series.
[OP]
Deal Fanatic
User avatar
Dec 27, 2006
5909 posts
2141 upvotes
Cornwall PE
wwkk624 wrote: Why is that thing still in the market? For anyone wondering that thing was released around the same time as Intel 2xxx series.
Lol, because that thing is powerful enough for most and many of us still have the hardware to use it with and don't want to pay the high prices newer gear is going for presently, and most of us are not merely keyboard jockeying, sticker numbers reading, bench mark junkies. Aaand it's cheap even for what it presently is to some.
The Children all love the the new down vote button.
My STORAGE SHED!
Linux User 412309
Penalty Box
User avatar
Nov 11, 2006
824 posts
961 upvotes
@home
This is my daily CPU for everything from Gaming to mild photo editing..

I have no complaints
Deal Addict
User avatar
Nov 21, 2015
3049 posts
2936 upvotes
Toronto, ON
wwkk624 wrote: Why is that thing still in the market? For anyone wondering that thing was released around the same time as Intel 2xxx series.
I have an 8 year old Phenom II, which can still more than handle anything I throw at it, including supported latest AAA games.
Deal Fanatic
User avatar
Mar 17, 2003
7403 posts
486 upvotes
Port Moody
betamaxman wrote: Lol, because that thing is powerful enough for most and many of us still have the hardware to use it with and don't want to pay the high prices newer gear is going for presently, and most of us are not merely keyboard jockeying, sticker numbers reading, bench mark junkies. Aaand it's cheap even for what it presently is to some.
This cpu has actually gotten better as software is taking advantage of its feature set much better than 5 years ago, there is nothing worong with this cpu, except it is not the most power effeicient and once overclocked it is fine for majority of users easily except die hard gamers. Edits video quiet well
Sr. Member
Jan 26, 2018
961 posts
562 upvotes
It's in my desktop as well, and I also have a 6300 in my vmware box, no complaint at all, when the day come for a upgrade, I will put 8350 in my VMware box, and it still has a long way to go in its life :D
Deal Addict
User avatar
Nov 24, 2012
1305 posts
1137 upvotes
Metro Vancouver
betamaxman wrote: If you are only surfing with perhaps some casual photo or video editing then perhaps not, depends on what you are doing, the fx6300 is also a pretty good processor in it's own right.
We have a FX 6300 in a system with 8GB DDR3 and a GTX 760, which our teens are using for gaming (Overwatch, PUBG, CSGO etc) and video editing. Based on the specs for the two processors, my gut feeling is that we'd be better off buying another 8GB RAM instead of this processor. Does that sound right to you?
Member
Feb 10, 2017
204 posts
192 upvotes
Calgary
tvisforme wrote: We have a FX 6300 in a system with 8GB DDR3 and a GTX 760, which our teens are using for gaming (Overwatch, PUBG, CSGO etc) and video editing. Based on the specs for the two processors, my gut feeling is that we'd be better off buying another 8GB RAM instead of this processor. Does that sound right to you?
Hard to say. I don't think any of the games you listed take up a lot of RAM. Monitor the CPU usage, RAM usage and GPU usage while in game. Whatever is at 100% or 99% will be your bottleneck.

Video editing would likely benefit from buying the processor though, as exporting is a very well multithreaded task.
Member
User avatar
Dec 22, 2008
356 posts
92 upvotes
Toronto
Now down to $106.60

I upgraded my system to this CPU two years ago and with an SSD + 16GB ram you are FLYING in Windows 10.
tvisforme wrote: We have a FX 6300 in a system with 8GB DDR3 and a GTX 760, which our teens are using for gaming (Overwatch, PUBG, CSGO etc) and video editing. Based on the specs for the two processors, my gut feeling is that we'd be better off buying another 8GB RAM instead of this processor. Does that sound right to you?
You can see a comparison benchmark of both CPUs - https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare.ph ... cmp[]=1781 -- I would add another 8GB and SSD (if you don't have one).
Newbie
Aug 21, 2010
39 posts
52 upvotes
EverydayCloudy wrote: I currently have the fx 6300 would this be a good upgrade?
Unless you absolutely need more cores, overclocking is your cheapest upgrade path until you want to take the plunge on a new MOBO+CPU. A Hyper 212 Evo air cooler ($35 on amazon) and a quick google search helped me overclock my fx-6300 to 4.4GHz fairly easily. If I'd been willing to spend more time on it I probably could have squeezed out another 0.1-0.2GHz.

Top