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i5 2500K to FX 4100 - Smart or Ludicrous?

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Hey guys, I've been looking over the reviews and to be honest the 4100 looks pretty decent for gaming, and I wouldn't mind making a little money by selling my sandy bridge cpu + motherboard. Before you say it's slower in everything else, I don't really do anything else other than game, listen to music, and surf on my system, so I wouldn't care. Not to mention I feel like I need a change and i've been dying to go back to amd.

What do you guys think?
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Well if you want it, do it ?

I feel like downgrading too, but I decided to wait BF3 and Skyrim.
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post #3 of 135
If you really want to go back to AMD and downgrade your system, why not get a Phenom II X4 instead? It'll be cheaper AND faster than an FX4100.

IMO, going to an FX4100 is simply not a smart choice. Not when there are Phenom II X4s for a better price...
Edited by 996gt2 - 10/22/11 at 6:05pm
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post #4 of 135
Ludicrous IMO. I'll trade if ya want tongue.gif
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I personally wouldn't, as the i5-2500K has crazy OC potential. You've already invested this much, why downgrade and only net $100 bucks or so?
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By the time you sell your used stuff and rebuy new stuff (don't forget about possible paypal fees, shipping,etc), do you really think you'll profit enough for that to even be a factor? If you plot it out realistically on paper, I think you're talking about peanuts for a return.
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Like others, I would just grab a 960T and try to unlock and play with that.
Edited by Blostorm - 10/22/11 at 6:06pm
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post #8 of 135
hey behemoth, could you support your position with some proof? i'd love to see what you're seeing that would make you consider the FX-4 over your 2500K or a PII x4.
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post #9 of 135
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hey behemoth, could you support your position with some proof? i'd love to see what you're seeing that would make you consider the FX-4 over your 2500K or a PII x4.

Basically he's trying to say that he doesn't do many CPU-intensive tasks, so an FX4100 will suit his needs just as well as a 2500K would.

But even in that case, there is still no reason to go Bulldozer when Phenom II is the faster and cheaper option.
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post #10 of 135
I say the loss for selling your parts used is not worth the extra change it'll get you in your pocket.

your sandy bridge will perform better in games for longer.
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