Originally posted by: black_zion Mm hmm, since chips are binned you could be lucky and get a stellar chip or, like me, unlucky and get a chip that just made the cut, but sometimes you get lucky and the lower end chip is just a lower clocked higher end part made to fill a shortage. If it were me, I would go with the 8350, but your motherboard can make a big difference as well, sometimes a couple hundred mhz. As for the RAM, you're not really going to see a difference past DDR3 1600. If you want to improve loading times and responsiveness, get you a couple of SSDs.
Have a OCZ Vector, So thats super fast. Crosshair IV Extreme is the motherboard... I just like to overclock and see what the max is on anything I can get my hands on.. I have got my 1055T bootable at 4.5ghz and stable at 4.35ghz Just kinda a hobby for when im bored.. I do play alot of games and have been told that the higher clocked ram brings your min framerates up by as much as 10fps+ from a 1600 to 2600mhz
Im going to just go with the 8350 and some gskill trident x 2400mhz cl10..
The ram if anything ill bring down to 2200mhz or lower and maybe bring the timings down to 9's or 8's.
Also wish i could figure out how to get a good binned cpu lol. id pay extra for that. Oh is there away to tell if the processor is a newer stepping?