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With my current rig, is going AMD fx 6100 a good choice? i do light gaming and more video editing/rendering and photoshop, was thinking about getting the 2500k but budget is tight..

Also thinking of getting the asrock extreme3 970 board to go with the fx 6100... would these be a good upgrade for me? or is my current rig good enough.. some is going to buy my mobo and cpu for 200$ but want some insight first.

let me know if its a good choice or not.. thx
post #2 of 138
no. id rather buy a 1055T. will be cheaper and will perform better. not to mention they're beastly overclockers. will be better in both gaming and rendering than the FX6100
 
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No, just no. Bulldozer is a failure, their predecessor is better, just get a phenom II x6, much better.
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either get an 8120 or get a phenom ii x6
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If you want Bulldozer consider FX-8120. Nothing more and nothing less.

It comes down to FX-8120 vs i5-2500K (or upcoming i5-3570K, which will be priced the same as i5-2500K). Both will be an upgrade to your existing system. Since you post in AMD forum I take it you want FX-8120. It should be a bit faster when it comes down to encoding, but slower than i5-2500K on other areas.
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Got a Microcenter up near you in Northern California? They've got some killer deals on the FX series and mobos and the Core series and mobos that might help you fit a better CPU into your budget.

The FX-6100 really isn't a bad CPU for someone mainly doing video editing/rendering and Photoshop. Video encoding is one of those areas the FX series actually does pretty well in. If you overclock the CPU, it's an even better deal. For your purposes, there really aren't any better Intel CPUs at $140 +/-$10. If you can find a Thuban CPU for the same price, it will be better though.
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post #7 of 138
+1. trumpet. the other bulldozers are overpriced, but the 8120 is just right. overclock that puppy to >4.5ghz to make up for the bad single thread and watch 8cores rip though the threaded stuff
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micro center is down south, and frys electronics is almost 2 hours away. thanks for the input guys.. i will look into those cpus.. thumb.gif
post #9 of 138
did you say your budget is tight?

then get the 960T. check my sig.
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Get a Phenom 960T or the 6 cores , problem with BD is that it works very well for some and not for others.
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