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You should get the FX8150,it is an 8 core chip and it is not expensive. It also seems to have great overclocking potential.
8 cores that perform worse the X6 in many cases, and cost a lot more. Also the OP said he doesn't want to overclock.

You didn't read much of the thread or benchmarks at all huh?
    
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Right now the 1100T looks to be of a better value according to Hardware Canucks' review.
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Well I'd like to hear from someone that went from 1090 or 1100 to the 8150 or 8120 let me know how they feel about its performance.


Mainly in gaming, multitasking, and folding. Which is what I primarily do with my machine.
 
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Buy a nice used 1090 for cheap.

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grab an 1100T or switch to intel & grab a 2500k
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To be frank, even though I've already gotten myself an 8120 (it's at my doorstep as I write this, ill be seating it tonight an d running some initial benches.) I probably would not recommend it to the majority of people. The main reason is that I already got myself a 990FX board, I wanted to yank my old 1055t from it and put into another box which will either be used as a studio only machine to hook up my v-drums and synths, or to build a new rig for my mom, who is still running on a 6 year old mac, and I've been trying to switch her over to linux. So, I did need a new chip, but in my eyes I went with the 8120 instead of a 1090t mainly out of morbid curiosity and to have some fun overclocking (something that my 1055t struggled with). Also, I don't think there will be any noticeable difference in gaming compared to a 1090t, yes the benches are a little lower in single threaded apps, but with the majority of games, GPU matters WAY more than CPU. Also, I'm really glad now that I went a little overboard about a year and a half ago when I got my PSU.

So, I'm not saying I made a wise decision, but I don't regret it. However early adopters of brand new tech have never been known for being the most money-wise.
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To be frank, even though I've already gotten myself an 8120 (it's at my doorstep as I write this, ill be seating it tonight an d running some initial benches.) I probably would not recommend it to the majority of people. The main reason is that I already got myself a 990FX board, I wanted to yank my old 1055t from it and put into another box which will either be used as a studio only machine to hook up my v-drums and synths, or to build a new rig for my mom, who is still running on a 6 year old mac, and I've been trying to switch her over to linux. So, I did need a new chip, but in my eyes I went with the 8120 instead of a 1090t mainly out of morbid curiosity and to have some fun overclocking (something that my 1055t struggled with). Also, I don't think there will be any noticeable difference in gaming compared to a 1090t, yes the benches are a little lower in single threaded apps, but with the majority of games, GPU matters WAY more than CPU. Also, I'm really glad now that I went a little overboard about a year and a half ago when I got my PSU.

So, I'm not saying I made a wise decision, but I don't regret it. However early adopters of brand new tech have never been known for being the most money-wise.
Thanks well let me know how that 8120 treats you. I am mostly interested in its ability to fold, play games, and run multiple programs simultaneously compared to the hexacore phenom 2s



PS... Anyone suggesting I get a SB or go intel. Please send me the money to buy one of their boards and I will.. I already forked over 200 dollars for my board and I cannot go and fork over more for another board just to throw this one in the trash.
 
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UPDATE


I have purchased the 1100T


I couldn't justify paying 100 dollars more for a processor that

a) wasn't in stock ANYWHERE

b) couldn't outperform the cheaper processor by enough to justify 100 dollars more.
 
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Do some more research your self on the fx bd, You will find that it is doing much better than what most peeps are saying that are only going by the very first benchmarks, and for what you said you want a new cpu for, and staying with AMD, and if you can aford it, go with BD, other wise you will prob wish you would have in the near future, just my thoughts is all. BD will do everything you said you needed a new cpu for and do it very well.
    
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UPDATE


I have purchased the 1100T


I couldn't justify paying 100 dollars more for a processor that

a) wasn't in stock ANYWHERE

b) couldn't outperform the cheaper processor by enough to justify 100 dollars more.
..that's what i was about to suggest doing..lol take a gander @ "The Bulldozer Owners Club" on here..the benches..are about like all the other sites
 
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