best gaming processor for ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

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I was wondering what would be the best processor for ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard im building it for gaming
 

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8350 can be overclocked much higher than the 8320 at safe voltages.

8320+decent cooler+OC=8350 Stock. The money saved for 8320 will be spent in the cooler to overclock it. However

8350+decent cooler= clocks that 8320 simply cant achieve.
 

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AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz
AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz
AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz
Those are the only AMD CPU's worth the money. AMD FX-9370 4.4GHz and AMD FX-9590 4.7GHz are probably the worst CPU's ever for the money, don't buy them.
 

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Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz (H61/B75/H77 motherboard, no overclock)
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz (Z75/Z77 motherboard, overclocking)
Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz (H81/B85/H87 motherboard, no overclock)
Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz (Z87 motherboard, overclocking)
Those are the only Intel CPU's worth the money for gaming. Intel Core i7 is a waste of money, but not if you're rendering, recording etc.
 

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I'm telling him what CPU he should buy that is worth the money, if he'll change his mind, these CPU's are recommended, but with this motherboard it's either AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz or AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz (AMD FX-8350 3.5GHz is definitely not worth it, it gets the same performance as AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz and it's cheaper).
 

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They overclock on average between 100MHz of each other. The 8320 is the better deal.
 

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Odd my 8350 came clocked at 4.0 not 3.5, so stock is faster and only $40 more. And actually My chip is one of those magical ones, its actually came clocked at 4.3 stock and I have a stable overclock at 5.3 and a H100i. It all depeneds on what you want, but when someone asks about an AMD you don't have to throw Intel at them, they want good performance for money, Intel cannot do that.
 

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The FX-8350 is 4.0 Stock
 

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I have a sabertooth 990fx r2.0 with FX 8320, and an R9 270x 4gb. I built in in February but have only just realised how bad the performance has been since I put the 270x in another intel PC I've borrowed from work, it's actually usable now!! I've been having to play games at medium level and still getting bad frame drops (below 30) since putting the card in a HP Z620 my FPS are AMAZING, since I had nothing to compare it to I didn't realise there was an issue. Has anyone had problems with this combination of hardware? I'm not in the process of eliminating the problem by swapping out the PSU and memory, the 990fx and 8320 I cannot test as I have no other AMD boards or chips to test with..
 

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if you have crossfire setup card 1 goes into first slot... card 2 will go in THIRD SLOT... right people? :) read that just a few days ago... putting it in a other slot will decrease all performance
 

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If crossfiring, uninstall both cards' software and take card 2 from the slot and turn back on, reinstall software for that one and turn back off and replace 2nd card, then install the sofware for that one. Also, make sure the superior card is in the first pcie slot
 

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I chose the FX-6350 Because it actually parses higher performance vs. FX-8350 in single core processes (which is important for gaming).

It is a shame that the FX-95XX series are too unstable and hot to be of any use. I did however was able to OC the 6350 to 4431MHz without raising the temps using a single fan Master Cooler closed loop liquid cooling.
 

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this is surprising to me the people having problems with these chips, i have a FX-8350 running a stable 4.3ghz on stock cooler with the sabertooth 990fx R2.0, the asrock i had before the 970extreme couldnt handle the chip because it wanted to run 4.2ghz out of the box. thats why i just started a thread about better air coolers ( http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2890221/8350-air-cooler-asus-sabertooth-990fx-motherboard.html ) to see what i can do with mine. florida heat sucks in a old house for this pc.
 

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