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+1 on the 960T.
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Ill go against the grain here and say to get the 8120. In most games it wont be any different between it an a Thuban but it will overclock a lot better and so it can be made to perform a little better in gaming than a Thuban. And if you do anything that can use moar coars, then youll be set there too.

Unless you can get a screaming deal on a X4, Id opt for a 8120.
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Hah I think I will go with the 8120 just because, I had a 960T and it was unstable.
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Hah I think I will go with the 8120 just because, I had a 960T and it was unstable.

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Hah I think I will go with the 8120 just because, I had a 960T and it was unstable.

Good reasoning. It's your choice and money I guess.
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If you had AMD would you go for the FX-8120, X4 980, or FX-6200?

As a long time AMD fan I can say there is no reason to get the 8120 over a 9XX CPU. I would go with the 980 for gaming or rendering because its just overall better. Slightly faster, better power usage. The 8120 will edge out on some things but its not enough to justify buying it. I get good results gaming and rendering on my 955BE:)
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Nice i'll take it all into account and get back when I make a decision. Thanks for all the help! thumb.gif
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Both the 8120 and 960T are clocked extremely low at stock. Both can easily be set to 3.6GHz on stock volts just using the multiplier, I'd recommend you do that!
Edited by Tslm - 4/25/12 at 8:56pm
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Agree with Tslm !
Edited by sumitlian - 4/26/12 at 10:56am
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Why shouldn't I just get the 8120 and OC it to 4ghz? All I would need is an H60.
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