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AMD FX-8320 Vishera 8-Core 3.5 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Desktop Processor $94.99

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Newegg has an AMD FX-8320 Vishera 8-Core 3.5 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W FD8320FRHKBOX Desktop Processor

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Is this thing halfway decent? Kinda want to play with AMD avain
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Masterpass does not combine with other coupons.
I would never get this over Ryzen 3 1200 for $110, even if FX will win in one or two apps I can't stand AM3+ platfomr anymore, cheap 970 boards are all so full of problems, plus older DDR3 (dead now), and that ridiculous amount of heat 125W CPUs produce compared to 65W Ryzen. Stock cooler is super loud no matter how good it looks. Unless you need it to replace a dead or 4-6 core FX CPU or gave a spare AM3+ board - no point in it anymore, even at this price.
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Masterpass does not combine with other coupons.
I would never get this over Ryzen 3 1200 for $110, even if FX will win in one or two apps I can't stand AM3+ platfomr anymore, cheap 970 boards are all so full of problems, plus older DDR3 (dead now), and that ridiculous amount of heat 125W CPUs produce compared to 65W Ryzen. Stock cooler is super loud no matter how good it looks. Unless you need it to replace a dead or 4-6 core FX CPU or gave a spare AM3+ board - no point in it anymore, even at this price.
I've never had an issue with mine and I bought it used from someone on Craigslist.
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The 8320E has been $80 at Micro Center for a while if you happen to live near one. They also have the 8350 for $100.
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Masterpass does not combine with other coupons.
I would never get this over Ryzen 3 1200 for $110, even if FX will win in one or two apps I can't stand AM3+ platfomr anymore, cheap 970 boards are all so full of problems, plus older DDR3 (dead now), and that ridiculous amount of heat 125W CPUs produce compared to 65W Ryzen. Stock cooler is super loud no matter how good it looks. Unless you need it to replace a dead or 4-6 core FX CPU or gave a spare AM3+ board - no point in it anymore, even at this price.
Repped thanks, updated the Masterpass info. What kind of problems specifically? I was thinking of getting a 970 board.
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The 8320E has been $80 at Micro Center for a while if you happen to live near one. They also have the 8350 for $100.
Repped.
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Masterpass does not combine with other coupons.
I would never get this over Ryzen 3 1200 for $110, even if FX will win in one or two apps I can't stand AM3+ platfomr anymore, cheap 970 boards are all so full of problems, plus older DDR3 (dead now), and that ridiculous amount of heat 125W CPUs produce compared to 65W Ryzen. Stock cooler is super loud no matter how good it looks. Unless you need it to replace a dead or 4-6 core FX CPU or gave a spare AM3+ board - no point in it anymore, even at this price.
True, if building today and still missing motherboard and memory, just skip this one!
On the other hand, I am using it daily on an Asus EVo with 990X/950 and 16Gb ram and it is more than enough for my needs including some occasional gaming. With a good case the system it is pretty quiet and the CPU temp doesn't go over 60-65C. Of course, if heat it is an issue or you don't need all the horse power packed in this CPU, you can always undervolt, underclock using the AMD aod software and go up only when needed.
If the motherboard will fail, I will look to a different platform.
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I had this chip for 3+ years before switching to Ryzen. I would only recommend it for people who already have an AM3 motherboard/ddr3 RAM. If you're doing a new build, go with Ryzen/am4/ddr4.
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My as well get the ryzen 3 for 20 bucks more
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Repped thanks, updated the Masterpass info. What kind of problems specifically? I was thinking of getting a 970 board.
I have built quite a few computers (in hundreds) and out of all chipsets since 2007 AMD AM3+ 970 chipset was the most problematic. There were just a few boards that were priced right and looked fine, but pretty much all of them had less than sub par ratings on Newegg. Like MSI 970A-G43 Plus without VRM heatsink that would overheat all the time, or ASRock 970 Pro3 with USB 3.0 connector in a stupid location and bar reliability, or several MSI Krait 970 boards that had VRM burning under the heatsink and one catching fire, or the recent one - ASUS 990FX Sabertooth - out of around 5 I have used 2 failed within a year.
Among all the chipsets over the last 10 years that I have dealt with 970 was the least reliable for me. I see some newer 970 boards from MSI and Gigabyte that look modern and possibly not as bad.
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I have built quite a few computers (in hundreds) and out of all chipsets since 2007 AMD AM3+ 970 chipset was the most problematic. There were just a few boards that were priced right and looked fine, but pretty much all of them had less than sub par ratings on Newegg. Like MSI 970A-G43 Plus without VRM heatsink that would overheat all the time, or ASRock 970 Pro3 with USB 3.0 connector in a stupid location and bar reliability, or several MSI Krait 970 boards that had VRM burning under the heatsink and one catching fire, or the recent one - ASUS 990FX Sabertooth - out of around 5 I have used 2 failed within a year.
Among all the chipsets over the last 10 years that I have dealt with 970 was the least reliable for me. I see some newer 970 boards from MSI and Gigabyte that look modern and possibly not as bad.
Whoa, a fire on the motherboard, wow, I definitely would not want to leave that computer unattended--whoever had that computer was fortunate not to have his house burned. Hmm, the ASRock 970 Pro3 has a USB 3.0 connector in the right-middle of the board, right behind the speaker inputs, a very unusual location. The MSI 970A-G43 Plus, ASRock 970 Pro3, and MSI Krait 970 have 3 eggs review rating which I would have considered decent, but what genius decided MSI 970A-G43 Plus did not need a VRM heatsink, quite illogical considering that up to 220W CPUs may be used. Only the Asus 990FX Sabertooth has a four egg rating, but a 2 out of 5 failure rate is quite high.

I had an HP AMD 630 x4 Athlon II computer with an Asus-type motherboard that failed because it had an SATA controller that would overheat and go poof eventually, and this was not an anecdotal incident, when I searched online that were a whole host of people who had the exact same problem and HP would not provide any help if it was even one day past the warranty of 1 year. I replaced the board with a Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3. I was thinking of using a 125W CPU, but there were recommendations against this despite it being compatible with it. So I was thinking of getting a 970 board if the price was right, but I may just try to go with a 95W cpu if there is a good value.
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I have built quite a few computers (in hundreds) and out of all chipsets since 2007 AMD AM3+ 970 chipset was the most problematic. There were just a few boards that were priced right and looked fine, but pretty much all of them had less than sub par ratings on Newegg. Like MSI 970A-G43 Plus without VRM heatsink that would overheat all the time, or ASRock 970 Pro3 with USB 3.0 connector in a stupid location and bar reliability, or several MSI Krait 970 boards that had VRM burning under the heatsink and one catching fire, or the recent one - ASUS 990FX Sabertooth - out of around 5 I have used 2 failed within a year.
Among all the chipsets over the last 10 years that I have dealt with 970 was the least reliable for me. I see some newer 970 boards from MSI and Gigabyte that look modern and possibly not as bad.
Ive been running a cheap ($15 urlhasbeenblocked iirc) ecs one for years overclocked with an sli 460 gt setup and RAIDed samsung f3s and an ssd and its rock solid...

Yes there were a lot of low end junk boards out there. You had to know what not to buy:

http://www.overclock.net/t/946407...o-database
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I have an Intel G3258. Would this be better for gaming? I'm trying to play PUBG with at least 40FPS.
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I bought my FX-8320 four years ago for that price. How has this not depreciated more?
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