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Good for you to spring for an FX chip. For a motherboard, I'd suggest at least a 990FX based board for stable overclocking. With regards to cooling, go for an XSPC Rasa kit with an RS360 or RX360 rad. Those chips pump out alot of heat so keeping temps manageable is a big concern. For ram, get the best 2x2gb kit out there (2133MHz at least) and overclock the snot out of it. The G.skill kits are usually the best bang for the buck in that sense.
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Terrible CPU. Higher power consumption and lower IPC than Phenom II. I'm not trolling, deal with it. You would be much better off with the Phenom II 960T. It's basically a cut down Phenom II x6, you can possibly unlock the 2 dormant cores (although not 100% guarantee), it's got a good memory controller, and will OC pretty good. And this has higher IPC and lower power consumption.

Everything else depends on your budget. And the PSU is going to vary wildly, I mean c'mon you could be using onboard graphics on one of the chipsets or two 6990s, obviously the rest of the components make such a huge difference in selecting a PSU. Mobo depends on your budget and needs/uses, same with RAM.
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the 4100 does consume less power than a 955 and performs the same or better when overclocked further... by all means it's a great choice
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http://www.guru3d.com/article/amd-fx-8150--8120-6100-and-4100-performance-review/

Just look at the numbers before you buy. If you take overclocking into account, I'd love to see the power consumption figures for 24/7 OCs. Let's say FX 4100 @ ~4.6ghz to a 960T @ ~4ghz. There aren't any numbers in any reviews I've seen, but looking at the FX 8150 overclocked power consumption, yea.... The FX 4100 will take a slight lead at high frequencies but I really don't think it's worth it. Basically buy a 9 series chipset board, buy the 960T, you can probably unlock more cores, then you can upgrade to Piledriver when it comes out since it will work in AM3+ socket. Do you really want to buy a CPU with lower IPC than the previous architecture?

And no, I'm not biased against AMD but Bulldozer really in my opinion is a flop for desktop segment. Servers on the other hand, are probably a better suited platform. But 2011 desktops need high IPC with a decent number of cores, not more cores with lower IPC.
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yes i hear it is bad. I wanted to test it out for my self. I realize that you are trying to help me but i would like to stay with a FX 4100

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Originally Posted by Farmer Boe;15533677 
Good for you to spring for an FX chip. For a motherboard, I'd suggest at least a 990FX based board for stable overclocking. With regards to cooling, go for an XSPC Rasa kit with an RS360 or RX360 rad. Those chips pump out alot of heat so keeping temps manageable is a big concern. For ram, get the best 2x2gb kit out there (2133MHz at least) and overclock the snot out of it. The G.skill kits are usually the best bang for the buck in that sense.
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yes i hear it is bad. I wanted to test it out for my self. I realize that you are trying to help me but i would like to stay with a FX 4100



thank you for the suggestion,

So you're going to spend money on a board and processor after you've been told it's a bad deal and not worth the money? Get a 955
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So you're going to spend money on a board and processor after you've been told it's a bad deal and not worth the money? Get a 955

As i said in my last post I want to test the chip out.
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Here you go
4.2GHz AMD FX-4XXX (all cores) consuming less power than a 3.7GHz Phenom II x4 Deneb.

Better than the 955 by all means when pushed to higher clocks, while performing at about the same or slightly better level, while consuming less power.
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Here you go
4.2GHz AMD FX-4XXX (all cores) consuming less power than a 3.7GHz Phenom II x4 Deneb.

Better than the 955 by all means when pushed to higher clocks, while performing at about the same or slightly better level, while consuming less power.

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