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You're right. But, I don't have a big budget. I can't justify the $50-70 I'd spend more on the 8150 than a 2500k...that could help me buy solid motherboard that is OC friendly. Something like this probably: http://www.compusa.pr/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=353599&CatId=6975

Don't get that mobo. I have less than 2mm between my 7970 and Black Magic Intensity Pro. The PIC-E 4 slots are terribly placed on most Gigabyte boards.

(I know i have a different mobo, but it's the same position)
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and why would you wanna pit a phenom II against a 8 core FX? i encode videos and encrypting everyday and i promise 8 cores are gonna smoke 6 cores. lol its numbers, you may love the phenom II and theres nothing wrong with that hell they great chips as i said i had one for a year and loved it however i know from personal knowledge that my fx 8120 performs better than a phenom II 1090t overclocked to 4.2ghz for encoding movies, enqrypting files and mutitasking period.
p.s. before you ask my fx is currently at 4.5ghz and even when i had it a 4.0ghz it was better, its simple math as ive stated 8 vs 6 cores.

vinny,

your fx at 4.5 will render just as fast as your thuban at 4.2. you probably need 4.6 to beat the thuban clocked at 4.3.

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like i said to furyn, bd is worth it because of the 32nm. plus it sounds cool - FX.
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cinebench =/= real world rendering times.


the difference is clear:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/203?vs=434
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cinebench =/= real world rendering times.
the difference is clear:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/203?vs=434

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/203?vs=48

I know it's £1000, but rolf...

Oh and:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/434?vs=48
Edited by BritishBob - 2/14/12 at 8:55am
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Gah! So many different opinions, yet I become more undecided. I guess I should feel better knowing that for gaming an 81xx vs 2500k will not make a BIG difference if I'm just SLI'ing a 460...
 
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But then there are those who say an 81xx will perform no better than a 4100 in SLI, which, is NOT good. But I don't know how accurate that is.
 
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Gah! So many different opinions, yet I become more undecided. I guess I should feel better knowing that for gaming an 81xx vs 2500k will not make a BIG difference if I'm just SLI'ing a 460...

just buy the fx.
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One could say FX-8150 trades blows with AMD's 1100T Thuban processor.. sometimes FX-8150 faster, and other times the 1100T, but the fact remains: Power consumption is sky high for the performance for a 32nm processor:
power-consumption.jpg

Performance per watt goes down the drain.

If you mostly encode videos and perhaps actively use 7zip, then go for the FX-8150 setup.

Otherwise, if you are sticking with AMD, I would stick with a Phenom II X6 1100T. Or if you want to defect to the "evil side", go with an ASUS, GIGABYTE or ASRock Z68/P67 board that has dual x8 PCI-E (avoid the triple slot boards as the spacing between slots is terrible) and get an i5 2500k (if only gaming), or i7 2600k (if gaming AND lots of video encoding/3d rendering).

However, if money is no object, get an LGA 2011 system with an i7 3930K/3960X.
 
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However, if money is no object, get an LGA 2011 system with an i7 3930K/3960X.

I think I'm going to hold out, be patient, and save up money. I can live with my FX 4100 for now. Either that or wait for my student loans next month...lol. tongue.gif
 
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Good choice. Wait for Piledriver. FX4100 will hold out.
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