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Im building an AMD PC. Im choosing from the list on following CPUs and their prices.

Phenom II X6 1045T = 114eur
FX4170 = 115eur
FX8120 = 160eur

Unfortunately 1045T is the only PII which is still available from warehouses. I wanted 960T for 100eur, but there are none.

Now. I know that i could OC 1045T close to 4Ghz for 24/7 use. FX4170 perhaps goes to 4700 with same amount of heat generation. The 8120 is a bit expensive, but there more power available as well.
The question is. Which one is the best for its money?

My main interest is to keep PC quiet. Im using Noctua NH-D14 with 2x140mm 1000rpm fans. Its a great cooler and those fans @ 1000rpm are quiet, but its not going to be able to cool none of those processors running at 1.5v. So i probably stay around 1.4v range.

Other notes:
Im probably going to upgrade to Vishera, when it finally comes.
Im not keen on extreme perfomance or benchmarking. Just want to run smoothly and quickly all my daily programs. FX4170 is the minimum for my needs.
I could also get FX4100 for around 100€ but im wondering if FX4170 could OC with less volts. ?

I am little more keen to Phenom II than Bulldozer but im open to change my decision if theres good reasons to do it.


Thats it.
Lets hear your thoughts.

Oh, btw. The Mobo is Gigabyte 990FXA- UD3
post #2 of 8
I wouldnt get a locked CPU, yuck.

What are your daily programs? A 4170 would likely do fine if it isn't video encoding or some such, and a plus is they run really cool. Hex/Octo cores are unnecessary overkill for most things people normally do. I never liked the Phenom X6's and I don't really like the 8 core Bulldozers. Too many cores doing nothing but generating heat and sucking power.

If you could find an X4 that'd be a good option also. If not then I'd say get the 4170
Edited by Tslm - 4/10/12 at 12:17pm
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I dont care about 13.5 multiplier. Its enought for my desired OC. I will have NB close to 3000. Well, at least i hope rolleyes.gif.
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I dont care about 13.5 multiplier. Its enought for my desired OC. I will have NB close to 3000. Well, at least i hope rolleyes.gif.

You won't get the bus to 300. You may not even hit 3.5GHz in the end
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I dont see why not. Theres plenty of late PIIs doing it and some more. Stable.


http://www.pcrpg.org/pics/computer/oc_thuban_stable.png
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I chose the 1045T in the end. Got it with 111eur. I think its was the best choice available. Definately more power than FX4170 would give for same money.

3000NB stable with 300X13=3900mhz CPU. HT left to 2400. Not a brilliant chip, but not bad either.
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I think you probably made the right choice, even if the Thuban is locked. I had the same decision to make yesterday. I decided to try something new and had a choice of a 1035T or a 4100 for about the same price and ended up choosing the 1035T. I put it in the rig this morning and got 3.25 on stock right out of the box. Interested in seeing how high I can go with it.
     
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I chose the 1045T in the end. Got it with 111eur. I think its was the best choice available. Definately more power than FX4170 would give for same money.

Good pick, the FX 4100 is a slug when it comes to video endoding etc too phenom II's are a good all round cpu. thumb.gif
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