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post #1 of 86
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What is better between AMD FX-8120 vs AMD FX-4170?
I'm not really good at these things lol.

AMD FX-8120
3.10 GHz Eight-Core AM3
CPU 8MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology


AMD FX-4170
4.20 GHz Quad-Core AM3
CPU 4MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology
post #2 of 86
id say the 8120 for working and the other for gameing
post #3 of 86
Depends on what you'll be using it for.
For gaming, I'd go with the 4170, if you're rendering, the 8120 should be good enough
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FX-8120. Only FX-8120 out of all FX series is worth getting.
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post #5 of 86
If you are overclocking, get the 8120, or the 4100.

If you are not overclocking, get the 4170.

The 4170 is priced premium for a high stock clock, but doesn't overclock any further than other FX Chips.

The 8120 is a pretty good deal right now, especially if you overclock it, but you will need to keep it cool with a high end air cooler or an all-in-one water cooler. The 4100 can be overclocked and adequately cooled with a mid range air cooler.
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post #6 of 86
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I won't overclock any of them.

And what about this one ?

AMD FX-6200
3.80 GHz Six-Core AM3
CPU 6MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology
post #7 of 86
FX-8120. I was in this same dilemma a few months ago.
The 4170 is no better than a Phenom II...

EDIT: The FX-6200 is a good choice as well.
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I won't overclock any of them.
And what about this one ?
AMD FX-6200
3.80 GHz Six-Core AM3
CPU 6MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology

What is your budget? Want AMD CPU right? Try to find some Phenom II X4/X6 CPU if you don't overclock.
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I'm buying a PC from cyberpower and the budget doesnt really matter but my only choices are

AMD FX-8150 3.60 GHz Eight-Core AM3+ CPU 8MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology
AMD FX-8120 3.10 GHz Eight-Core AM3+ CPU 8MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology
AMD FX-6200 3.80 GHz Six-Core AM3+ CPU 6MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology
AMD FX-6100 3.30 GHz Six-Core AM3+ CPU 6MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology
AMD FX-4170 4.20 GHz Quad-Core AM3+ CPU 4MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology
AMD FX-4100 3.60 GHz Quad-Core AM3+ CPU 4MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology
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Definitely the FX8120 or the FX8150 imo. (since you don't plan on overclocking)
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