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AMD FX 8300_$119.99

Discussion in 'Hardware Deals and Reviews' started by IceMan37, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. IceMan37

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    This is a good deal for anyone running a AMD 970 or 990FX AMD mainboard that night be running an older processor.

    Deal_

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113399&ignorebbr=1

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    Series/ FX
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    FD8300WMHKBOX

    CPU Socket Type
    Socket AM3+

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    Core Name / Vishera
    8-Cores
    L2 Cache
    8MB
    L3 Cache /8MB
    Manufacturing Tech/32nm
    64-Bit Support- yep
    Thermal Design Power/95w
     
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  2. bassfisher6522

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    Yeah...that's a great deal....the only draw back with the 83XX series CPU's is that they tend to run a bit hot...and as such needs a beefy aftermarket CPU cooler. They are being sold with out a heat sink....that should tell you something right there.
     
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    For the FX 8 series chips I have given away the humungus air coolers and gone to 2 and 3 fan water cooling.
    That's the best way of keeping these chips cool under stress.
    That is so cheap over there. Here I pay $295 for a FX8350 and $325 for a FX8370 plus the wateer cooler on top of that.I like the AMD chips as they are so easy to OC by a large margin.
     
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    Not only do they run very hot but they are also quite noisy, something IceMan warned me about too late. That might not happen with a decent third party hsf but the stock one is really noisy.
     
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    That is a lot of processor though for a very low price. Wow!
     
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    Yeah, however the 95w model will make a tad less noise at load. The FX 8320 and FX 8350 with the stock coolers are "ok" at idle, but man .... when you load up a 3d game LOOKOUT. Sounds like a jet. I have built around 50 FX 8** machines and after the first few I started adding those 3rd party coolers. Much better. The last one I built that I think you guys know about with the FX 8320 that I delivered last week I use the DeepCool GAMMAXX 300

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835856006

    Worked really well and easy install other than I had to use herculean strength to clamp down the two socket clips. During testing it was around 30c idle 50c max load. Not bad at all, and basically silent.
     
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    My Phenom II has the same cooler as the 8350/8320 and under load it can get loud.
     
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    I have a AMD Phenom 11 x 4 965 on a ASUS M4A88T-M/USB3 Mobo
    I really like this processor but every AMD heatsink I have found the fan to whine under load.
    This set up I took the fan off the heatsink and got a fan a fraction larger and cable tied it to the heatsink.
    Quiet with the replacement fan. Don't play games on this rig, so cooling is OK.
     
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    Stock AMD fans have been notorious for producing noise mostly because of the usual higher TDP of an AMD unit and when under load to compensate for the heat. The FX 8350~8320 Vishera heatsink cools fine on stock clocks but it can get very loud as AMD_Man commented. If you don't fire up anything 3D or gaming oriented the CPU fan would rarely get that loud if ever.


    Here is a good video of how this fan sounds when under load. 25 seconds in you get a nice dose of that sound.


     
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    That noise is so annoying at the 25 sec mark. I certainly would not put up with it.
    Just a thought. These huge air coolers hanging off el cheapo motherboards, surely over time they would be getting board warp. Would think by now some air cooler manufacturer would have designed some sort of support mechanism.
     
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    I have almost the exact same setup as you....my first build and now passed it down to my son....Same CPU and a Asus M4N78 Pro w/DDR2 RAM mobo. It still works flawlessly....running windows 7 Pro. When I had it, I even had windows 8/8.1 running on it....I had some driver issues at first but found some old ones and installed in compatibility mode and never looked back.
     
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    I'm a big fan (no pun intended....lol) of that CPU cooler....for a CPU cooler that doesn't brake the bank....it just works as advertised. I always recommend this cooler.
     
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    The Hyper 212 Jimbo? if that is what you mean I agree totally. It's all anyone needs for both a mild to midrange overclock as well as silence. It's the best overall cost to performance ratio cooler than has come out in the past 5 years that I can think of. I had the 212 non-evo before on my older system which was also a great cooler.
     
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    Yes...they Hyper 212 Evo.....and I too have the non-evo on my first build, that is now my son's PC and it's still kicking. They just work and work really well!
     

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