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I am considering buying it but don't want to end up with a 2 core cpu that doesn't perform like a regular 4 core maybe I should jump to the fx 6100 just for the little extra? or i5 3570 and a z68 mobo I would really rather not spend that much $ if I don't have to though

The FX4100 has 2 modules with 2 cores on each module so some people see this as a dual and others see this as a quad. It's just a simple multiplication to figure out how many modules it has so if we have a FX8120 and divide that by 2 we have 4 modules.

Actual performance per "module" isn't as good as each core on the Sandy/Ivy bridge cores so I'd suggest that. Especially if it's for gaming purposes, it generally uses less power for it's performance too. wink.gif
 
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I own the FX-8120 and just order the Asus Sabertooth 990X Mobo. I'm loving the 8120, won't be upgrading until something much more powerful comes out for a reasonable price.
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Here is my cpu-z shot. How do I get the validation link to post here ?

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Go for the FX 6100 over FX 4100. Its much better, not so much higher on price.
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I am considering buying it but don't want to end up with a 2 core cpu that doesn't perform like a regular 4 core maybe I should jump to the fx 6100 just for the little extra? or i5 3570 and a z68 mobo I would really rather not spend that much $ if I don't have to though

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1239961&Sku=A79-6100

$105 after rebate for the 6100. Heck, the 125 for it isn't a bad price just to buy it, but the rebate just makes it an must (if planning to upgrade to FX and money is an concern).
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I own the FX-8120 and just order the Asus Sabertooth 990X Mobo. I'm loving the 8120, won't be upgrading until something much more powerful comes out for a reasonable price.

Your gonna love the Sabertooth thumb.gif

Go for the 6100 if you can afford it. thumb.gif

Regardless of whether you believe it to be true x4 x6 or x8 core they certainly perform ( multitasking wise ) like x4 x6 and x8 core cpus ( in my experience ). Whilst FX cpus don't perform to the standards of Intel SB or IB , for the price they ask i wouldn't expect them to ! This is not to say they are not solid working cpus because i know for fact they are. So i say go for the FX6100 or whatever is within your budget and best interests.

I read all the negative and bad reviews of Bulldozer CPU's and still bought one, glad i did because to me they don't suck anywhere near as bad as they are made out to be ! ( My work flow time has been reduced 80%+ since having one biggrin.gif )
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Your gonna love the Sabertooth thumb.gif
Go for the 6100 if you can afford it. thumb.gif
Regardless of whether you believe it to be true x4 x6 or x8 core they certainly perform ( multitasking wise ) like x4 x6 and x8 core cpus ( in my experience ). Whilst FX cpus don't perform to the standards of Intel SB or IB , for the price they ask i wouldn't expect them to ! This is not to say they are not solid working cpus because i know for fact they are. So i say go for the FX6100 or whatever is within your budget and best interests.
I read all the negative and bad reviews of Bulldozer CPU's and still bought one, glad i did because to me they don't suck anywhere near as bad as they are made out to be ! ( My work flow time has been reduced 80%+ since having one biggrin.gif )

+1 to Sabertooth very good board. Here is a couple teaser pics of what I'm doing with mine.






Build will completed by this weekend and photos will be posted in my build log. thumb.gif
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Thats looking very lush biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif What Temps do you estimate after removing that monster heatsink ? Mine hit 38c on a very hot day so im curious now. Gonna check out ur log now biggrin.gif
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Thats looking very lush biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif What Temps do you estimate after removing that monster heatsink ? Mine hit 38c on a very hot day so im curious now. Gonna check out ur log now biggrin.gif

Changed by design and plan for the build many times it has grown into this monster lol. I had a ton of hiccups as well with my old Gigabyte UD3 boards VRM going and taking the CPU with it LOL. Everything is working out now I plan for the VRM to be around 30-40 c when its all complete at full load. Hopefully it works out and I can overclock my FX8150 to 5ghz!! By this saturday all the pics should be up with the build finally complete ( Is anything ever complete, really). Get all finally components by this friday and will be leak testing overnight just to be sure. Already have done leak tests outside of the case with the GPU, VRM, CPU, and NB connects with zero problems. Better to be safe than sorry with all these components under water.
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