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I would personally go with the Phenom 2 quad core over the FX. You may also look for a used Core2Quad like a Q9550 or even a Q6600. What are you planning to use the server for?

All of these would use much more power than an fx chip
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$105 shipped for a 6 core
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I would personally go with the Phenom 2 quad core over the FX. You may also look for a used Core2Quad like a Q9550 or even a Q6600. What are you planning to use the server for?

You have to remember total cost though...an X4 uses a bit more power. So you are in the same boat there as the 6100. You are going to need a good motherboard for long term...especially if you are going to be running it 24/7. A FX4100 has been shown to run just fine on cheap motherboards with poor power. You could have a CPU and motherboard for $150. I don't know...hmm it would be close price wise either way. The FX4100 probably has some better power saving features though. I can't remember what the Phenom 2 was using...but it would many years old.

It might come down to form factor...if you want micro ATX...go with the FX4100. If you are going ATX...go with the Phenom II X4
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My vote goes for the phenom II 965
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