Originally Posted by bf3player1978
so do i go with the x6 or the phenom x4?
Neither, given that you already purchased it, overclock the FX-8120. It comes with an unlocked multiplier, so you can easily overclock it. It's very possible that you can actually get it to 4 Ghz at stock voltage. See how it goes, maybe you'll be happy with the performance.
In any case, hold on for the Piledriver CPUs later this year. The Phenom II X4 960T and X6 1090T are good CPUs, but you won't be able to overclock them so much given that they are made using 45 nm technology. They would be interesting alternatives if you hadn't already bought the FX-8120. If you find someone willing to do a trade or a trade plus cash, that might be an option, otherwise the best you should do right now is overclock it.Edited by tpi2007 - 3/20/12 at 10:59am