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Firefox is slow on my i7-3820 @ 4.3Ghz! It's a poorly optimized program simple as that. In many cases Photoshop CS6 extended (which is an enormous program) launches at least as fast. Trust me, when it comes to your machine "feeling fast" it's going to be more dependent on storage speed than anything else. Storage I/O is by a wide margin the weakest link in all modern hardware. That said, once you have loaded your program and you want to actually do something intense (like creating graphs in a giant spreadsheet or what have you), then the CPU might be a factor.
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What are you going to be using the chip for???? If it is gaming then most games these days are GPU bound so the CPU doesnt matter. Intel is probably more efficent with regards to power usage. AMD is better for performance /price ratio. If you want to excel in synthetic benchmarks then go intel if you want a good cpu that performs well in all games and apps for less $$$ them go AMD.
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What are you going to be using the chip for???? If it is gaming then most games these days are GPU bound so the CPU doesnt matter. Intel is probably more efficent with regards to power usage. AMD is better for performance /price ratio. If you want to excel in synthetic benchmarks then go intel if you want a good cpu that performs well in all games and apps for less $$$ them go AMD.

thanks does FX 6100 bottleneck 7970 or so
    
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What are you going to be using the chip for???? If it is gaming then most games these days are GPU bound so the CPU doesnt matter. Intel is probably more efficent with regards to power usage. AMD is better for performance /price ratio. If you want to excel in synthetic benchmarks then go intel if you want a good cpu that performs well in all games and apps for less $$$ them go AMD.
thanks does FX 6100 bottleneck 7970 or so

A single 7970 might be pushing the limits of the Fx 6100, but so long as you are running at 1080P 60hz you should be fine, Higher the resolution puts more tax on the GPu, if your expecting to run 120hz with the FX 6100 and the 7970 it won't happen, That said In most cpu bound games (Wow, Sc2, BF3 etc) There is no amd cpu that'll beat an intel core i5 3xxxx in them.
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is FX 6100 better than i3 2120
    
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will i see much of difference between FX 6100 and i3 2120
    
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will i see much of difference between FX 6100 and i3 2120

Go with i5 3570k and you're good to go for a long time...
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is FX 6100 better than i3 2120

First thing is: For what do you use your Pc? only for gaming?

but otherwise go with the i5 3570k. Maybe its more expensive but its a beast. Way better than i3 or Fx 6100.
The Fx 6100 isn´t good. Only 8120 buuut there is the problem.. most applications dont use 8 cores / Threads

If you have the money and you want to use this Pc for a long time than the i5 is the right choice (for gaming)
To speed up Windows you should take a look on a SSD.

btw: Rayleyne Why I´m your Rig? biggrin.gif
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First thing is: For what do you use your Pc? only for gaming?

but otherwise go with the i5 3570k. Maybe its more expensive but its a beast. Way better than i3 or Fx 6100.
The Fx 6100 isn´t good. Only 8120 buuut there is the problem.. most applications dont use 8 cores / Threads

If you have the money and you want to use this Pc for a long time than the i5 is the right choice (for gaming)
To speed up Windows you should take a look on a SSD.

btw: Rayleyne Why I´m your Rig?

thanks, but if i go with i5 build then i cannnot afford GPU and i have to use the integrated one

is there a big difference between i3 an d i5
    
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There are some differends between i3 and i5

i5 : True quadcore
i3 : dual core with 4 threads

Both Cpus are good and the i3 is for gaming better as the Amd Fx 6100. In most Games the i3 is enough.
The i5 will perform better in games like BF 3 or Sc2 as the i3 and it´s better for streaming. The i5 with "k" in the name is also easier to OC and it bring a sweet extra performance.

But for Games a better GPU will bring you more fps as the Cpu. So maybe i3 and a good graphics card is the better choice for you especially when you are planning to upgrade your monitor in the future. A IGPU will die on 1920x1080.
ah and If you look for i3 and i5 the price differents aren´t that high, depending on your location.
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