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Hey Guys,

Im Just wondering which cpu would be better im doing a computer build in june and im still curious which cpu to get... lots of people say that the phenom ii x4 are better than the Fx Chips which would be better and also i will be using to play cod 4 , cod5 , cod7 and some minecraft smile.gif

Amd Phenom ii x4 960T
Amd Phenom ii x4 965
Or
Amd FX 4170

What would be Best ? smile.gif
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Those 'lots of people' are correct, the Phenom II series is generally better than the FX series.

Most people here favour the 960t in the Phenom II line up, because you can potentially unlock it to a 6 core.
I would recommend the 960t with a suitable motherboard, if you plan on unlocking and overclocking.

I've just checked on Amazon, and the 965 is only £89, compared to the 960t at £117.

Personally I'd go for the 965 unless you can find the 960t for less.

Basically, don't get the FX 4170 over a Phenom II thumb.gif

Hope this helps smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Kyronn94 View Post

Those 'lots of people' are correct, the Phenom II series is generally better than the FX series.
Most people here favour the 960t in the Phenom II line up, because you can potentially unlock it to a 6 core.
I would recommend the 960t with a suitable motherboard, if you plan on unlocking and overclocking.
I've just checked on Amazon, and the 965 is only £89, compared to the 960t at £117.
Personally I'd go for the 965 unless you can find the 960t for less.
Basically, don't get the FX 4170 over a Phenom II thumb.gif
Hope this helps smile.gif

Okay thanks buddy ill get that into my head , would a micro atx board be okay to mabey overclock to 3.6 - 3.8 ? smile.gif
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mATX AMD boards are generally not up to Overclocking.

They tend to lack heatsinked VRM's (important when Overclocking).

Might be a good idea to read these threads, before you go throwing a brand new CPU on a sub standard mobo tongue.gif :

http://www.overclock.net/t/943109/about-vrms-mosfets-motherboard-safety-with-125w-tdp-processors
http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboard-vrm-information-list

Are you tied to an mATX setup?
What have you purchased already, if anything?

An FM1 or i3 build may be more suitable, if all you are playing is Call of Duty.
Edited by Kyronn94 - 4/1/12 at 3:31pm
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post #5 of 52
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kyronn94 View Post

mATX AMD boards are generally not up to Overclocking.
They tend to lack heatsinked VRM's (important when Overclocking).
Might be a good idea to read these threads, before you go throwing a brand new CPU on a sub standard mobo tongue.gif :
http://www.overclock.net/t/943109/about-vrms-mosfets-motherboard-safety-with-125w-tdp-processors
http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboard-vrm-information-list
Are you tied to an mATX setup?
What have you purchased already, if anything?
An FM1 or i3 build may be more suitable, if all you are playing is Call of Duty.

Okay Thanks I might change the board which supports overclocking which still is a micro atx board 'GA-880GM(A)-USB3(L) (r3.1)' And I am going to read throught both of these. Would the 3870K Be good if i got a fm1 board ? smile.gif
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960T smile.gif
 
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post #7 of 52
get the bloody 960T. i have the same mobo as Kyroon. it is about 2 yrs old and still bloody kicking.
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It is a good board tongue.gif

However, he did say he was looking for an mATX build, hence why I suggested an FM1 setup, or even an i3.

@OP: What's your budget?
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Get the 960T because its cheap and better... it overclocks great too redface.gif
 
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post #10 of 52
Well he's in the UK, so the 960t is £117 on Amazon, and unavailable anywhere else.

Whereas the 965 can be found for £88, so it's £30 cheaper than the 960t.

Also, since he said he's using mATX, he won't be able to get a decent AM3 OC'ing board.
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