looking to upgrade my AMD CPU

quantumcoke

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Hi everyone
Novice computer builder here looking to upgrade my cpu for the summer. currently have an AMD FX-4100 running on an GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AMD 970 chipset motherboard. What processor should i pick up?
 

Elemential

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What are your exact computer specs? Preferably the PSU

You could go with intel:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($167.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($43.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $211.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-08 16:07 EDT-0400

Or stick with AMD:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($165.93 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $192.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-08 16:07 EDT-0400

AMD stock cooler is extremely bad

 

quantumcoke

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Graphics Card: Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7850s crossfired
Processor: AMD FX-4100 Quad Core
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AMD 970 chipset
PSU: Corsair CX750M (750W)
 

quantumcoke

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i have been looking at the amd 8350 aswell as the 9590, which one would you recommend?
is the 9590 worth the extra $?
 

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8350 is better if you are air cooling. The 9590 runs hot without a water cooler and sometimes with even. You wouldn't notice much difference since you can oc the 8350 to 4.5Ghz and receive the same performance without paying the additional $50
 

quantumcoke

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Yeah i do run on air cooling. Will be looking at that 8350 then. Thanks for helping out.
 

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