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Hi. I want to buy pc for gaming (3-4 years). I have got disk, computer case and 4 gb ram goodram 1333 mhz 9 cl. I'm from Poland, there are a lot of intel's fanboys so i must to ask here. Is fx 8320 good for future-gaming? I want to buy it, what are you thinking? Could I OC that cpu ~4.5 ghz?

1. MSI GeForce GTX 760 GAMING ITX
2. OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W modular SLI PSU (OCZ600MXSP-EU)
3. Good Ram DDR3 8 GB 1333MHZ GR1333D364L9/8G
4. Amd fx-8320.
5. SSD kingston 60GB
6. MSI 990FXA-GD65, AMD 990FX, DualDDR3-1600, 6x SATA3, RAID, ATX (990FXA-GD65)
7. CPU silentumPC fortis
8. Windows 8
9. Some of reader CD/DVD
 
yep, it's the same silicon that's inside 8350 so should work at 4.5ghz. and yes, it's a good cpu.

couple of observations:
-why a itx form factor gpu but a full atx mb?
-careful with that ssd, 60gb could be nearing the end of its life - check total drive writes on an smart monitoring app (crystal disk info for example)
-get a 2x4gb ram kit for dual channel not single module 1x8
 

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-Because itx looks good :D. And 'This allows for low temperatures and low noise despite the tiny size of the card.'.
-I want SSD only for windows 8.
-I have got 4 gb, better will be 2x4gb 1333 mhz or 8x1 and 4x1 1333?
 

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Yes, it would, but ultimately Intel would be better for CPU bound games though you'll still do fine without that. I have a similar CPU, an FX-6300 overclocked to 4.5 GHz and is the same CPU as an FX-8320 just with 2 cores locked. My performance for most games is great, CPU bound games like Crysis 1, Borderlands 2, or Skyrim have minimum's which can feel a bit annoying if not completely immersion breaking. At stock 3.4 GHz, an i5-4670k has over 50% more single threaded efficiency than an FX-8350 does at 4.5 GHz.

It's up to you. All games will still playable on an FX-8320 OC'ed to 4.5 GHz, but it may be worth it to save up for an i5-4670k if you can.
 

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A 128 GB SSD is not that much more expensive. Additionally, it's always better to go for 2x4 GB. I have a suggestion: Don't get an SSD yet. Instead, use that money for an i5-4670k if I've convinced you. It's a lot more future proof, and will last 3-4 years much more easily than an FX-8320. Then, wait a few months and save up your money for a 128 GB SSD. I believe larger SSD's are both faster and can act as a good backup for your extra files.
 


1. yes, sounds great but since you don't need the small size you're better off with a normal size card with a larger cooler.
2. i meant in case the ssd is currently in your system, it may be near the end of it's life. so before using it in your brand new system try to see if it's not close the end. if you're buying it new, get a 120gb drive or even 240gb instead. 60gb is just too small and for 20-30% more money you get double the space.
3. i'd say 2x4gb is better. but if you plan to get another 8gb stick later on, get the 1x4+1x8 for now.
 

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Not for games, no. Games are not designed to be that multi-threaded, and they're very unlikely to be more multi-threaded in future. Games are designed by developers, and developers have to design for a range of CPUs, so they're not going to design a game to run best on 8 threads and then barely run at all on 4 threads. An i5-4670k will continue to beat an FX-8350 4 years from now in almost every application, especially for games.
 

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OUCH! That's unfortunate :\
In the US, the FX-8320 is $150 (~460 PLN) and the i5-4670k is $220 (~675 PLN). Oh well. The other option is to see if you can buy an i5-3570k instead. It's still better than an FX-8320. If you still can't afford that, then go for the FX-8320.
 

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I have got submit parts in 2 internet shops for 3170 PLN with:
-Gigabyte GF GTX770 2GB 256Bit PCI-E OC z NVIDIA
-Intel Core i5-4570
-Aerocool PGS VP-Pro 600W 80Plus Bronzek
-Cpu silentumPC fortis
-goodram 8gb 1333
-Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Intel B85 LGA 1150 mATX (2xPCX/VGA/DZW/GLAN/SATA3/USB3/DDR3/CROSSFIRE) - GA-B85M-D3H
-windows 8.1
-LG GH24NSB0 RBBB black bulk SATA

Is it good? No money for SSD :p
 
yep, that's compatible and better than the previous config. you can get a ssd later on. just make sure to install windows to a separate ~100gb partition that you can than easily clone on to the ssd if you don't plan to reinstall windows.
 

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