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Worth Upgrading FX 6300 to 8350/70?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

My current build:


FX 6300 at 3.8 GHZ light OC (I origanlly did 4.0 ghz with stock cooler but my shitty PSU died browsing the web so I got my old one much reliabru and got paranoid)

16 gb DDR3 HyperX Fury 1866 mhz

Shittabyte 970 DS3 sometin sometin

RX 480 8gb

512 gb offbrand SSD I forgot


So. I need help deciding if I should save up for a Ryzen 5 and Corsair Vengeance ramor just get a different AM3+ processor. I will be playing Total War games, Skyrim, etc. I don't make videos often, so that isn't an issue. I do have some problems running games like Skyrim SE and Attila in CPU heavy zones so I really need something more powerful.


Bottom line - Should I upgrade bois?


P.S. - cringy meme op


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2 minutes ago, TheeDugster said:

will there be that little of a performance boost? My shift key is sticking up rip.

Not little, but huge. While you are at it, might as well get a new PSU that's good.

CPU: i7-2600K 3.4GHz @1.1V (or 4.3GHz @1.3V) Benchmark 4.4GHz @1.37V  Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo with single JetFlo 120 White LED fan RAM: Kingston 8GB 1600MHz 11-11-11-28 (2133MHz @1.5V 11-12-12-30 possible) (seriously I thought Kingston bin their memory dies?) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 8GB Dual (White) Maximum 2088MHz @1.042V (hitting 112% power limit), Usually 1835MHz @0.925V HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7.2k RPM 500GB, Toshiba 1TB 7.2k RPM  SSD: Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Monitor: LG 22MP55 22" 1080p 60Hz Keyboard: SteelSeries Apex M260 with Kailh Blue switches


Dumped parts:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz, i5-4460 3.2GHz <--- For i7 master race

Motherboard: MSI G41M-P33 Combo, Asus H81M-PLUS

RAM: Xander 4GB DDR3 1333MHz, Kingston 4GB 1600MHz x2

Graphics card: Gigabyte GTX 275 896MB, Gigabyte RX 470 4GB G1 Gaming

PSU: Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 500W rs-500-pcar-a3  <--- how did these old parts survive with this crap

Storage: WD AV 7200RPM 320GB


Dimensions in millimeters

Wraith Stealth: 102 * 114.5 * 53.4

Wraith Spire: 109 * 103 * ~70

Warith Max: 105 * 108 * 85

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R5 blows FX anything out of the water. 

Don't pump extra money into that old POS.



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Mouse enthusiast. eGPU guy. Resident EliteBook fetishist.  My specs and shit down below.


Apollo: i5 4670K @ 4.6Ghz, Corsair H100i, MSI Z87I, EVGA GTX 1070 SC ACX3, Corsair 250D, 840 EVO 120GB, 1TB Seagate Barracuda, SeaSonic 520W PSU. Planned upgrades: 16GB RAM, 480/512GB SSD, new HDD

Sputnik: HP EliteBook 2570p, i5-3360M, 16GB DDR3, 256GB 840 EVO - Running Win10/Sierra dual-boot.  Future upgrades: i7-quad

Comet (home server): Atom D2500, 4GB 1066Mhz RAM, 2 x 320GB HDDs, 350W PSU, HAF-Stacker ITX, dual GbE. Cost me $80. back from the dead (mobo failure) bois


Main peripherals

- Corsair Strafe RGB MX Reds

- SteelSeries Siberia 650

- SteelSeries QcK+ CS:GO Camo 

- SteelSeries QcK+ Na'Vi Splash (Secondary pad, used for second rig)

- SteelSeries Rival 700

- SteelSeries Rival 300 (Secondary mouse, used for second rig)







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3 hours ago, Damascus said:

Ryzen, also sell the 480 for some nice profit.

Not that nice of a profit. Might be able to trade it for a used 1070 though.

i5 6600k @ 4.4ghz on Hyper 212 Evo

Powercolor RX 480 8Gb Red Devil @1330Mhz


Bottom line:  Don't be a spaz or an 800lb gorilla when installing your expensive CPU, and you won't have any problems. --Phate.exe



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