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I was just saying I saw the 4 core phenom 4 a good price and I thought id pick 1 up incase my 6100 happens to die on me so I hafve a spare cpu. Iam very happy with it so far to be honest,I've been able to play every game I've thrown at this system including the hard fsx while being able to get plenty of eye candy as well.iam pretty sure my cpu had something to do with it as my gpus are pretty mu ch entry level.also the 4 core phenoms are getting harder to find.
     
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i don´t think it is a good idea, cpus last forever

your mobo, ram, gpus, disk, will die sooner than the cpu

by that time there will be better cpus, or even the same cpu performance by just a little price (like pentium g620), even today you can get the i3 sandy or ivy and beat any phenom2 with oc

phenoms2 are 2009-10, they are great for gaming, but their time passed
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I was just saying I saw the 4 core phenom 4 a good price and I thought id pick 1 up incase my 6100 happens to die on me so I hafve a spare cpu. Iam very happy with it so far to be honest,I've been able to play every game I've thrown at this system including the hard fsx while being able to get plenty of eye candy as well.iam pretty sure my cpu had something to do with it as my gpus are pretty mu ch entry level.also the 4 core phenoms are getting harder to find.

As has been said which ever is clocked higher will perform better in most current games,although multithread support is growing rapidly.

As to which will clock higher it depends on the chip,with Thubans getting a slight advantage over phenoms,but the phenoms will have a lower TDP when overclocked,and your board will handle the X4 better than the X6.Thubans will also have a better IMC,which won't matter unless you push your IMC speeds up to 3000.Both are EOL,and disappearing fast.Grab one will you can.
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i don´t think it is a good idea, cpus last forever
your mobo, ram, gpus, disk, will die sooner than the cpu
by that time there will be better cpus, or even the same cpu performance by just a little price (like pentium g620), even today you can get the i3 sandy or ivy and beat any phenom2 with oc
phenoms2 are 2009-10, they are great for gaming, but their time passed

This is Overclock.net- where we do it for the fun of it, cpu's go up in balls of flame, and i3's suck for overclocking.thumb.gif

and there is no way you can back up your claim an i3 sandy will outperform my 960T overclocked,just aint gonna happen.
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Just my opinion but if you were gonna step back into a Phenom I'd probably say try to go Thuban whether it be a 1100/1090 etc, I personally still use a 960T and absolutely love the chip, I upgraded to it from a 955@4ghz and the 960T was so much easier to overclock and keep cool. If I can offer up another point of view it would be that Vishera is right around the corner, might not be a bad idea to wait a few weeks and see how they turn out.
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some games will use less cores. games like bf3 would benefit with 6 cores. buy the 6 and locked cores not needed for games that don't need them.
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Hi nz3777,

I will second the notion that it's apt to be the CPU that is the last dead component in the system, unless you really abuse the crap out of it with voltage and crummy heat sinking or something. Buying a backup CPU would be sort of like buying a backup engine for a car. The engine, if taken care of, is pretty much always the longest lasting part of a car. You can expect every last joint, link, hose, wire, tire, bearing, sensor, belt, shaft and gasket to be ground into the pavement AT LEAST once or twice through before an engine gives up.

By the time the engine gives out on a car, about the worst possible notion would be "ah crap, now I have to put this spare engine in this pile of rust and debris and drive this thing around for another 276,000 miles, bleh."

Your "replacement CPU" will be waiting for you in the future.
     
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Mdocod I love the way u just put up that example 4 me lmao! But i appricate u guys taking the time to school me on this stuff!So I schould hold off on that purchase according to what most of u guys are saying other then Redwoodz, hello redwoodz I remember u actually lol:thumb:
     
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So a 960 t can beat an intel i3 correct??? I dont care much for the hatred some people have on here but oh well we are all diffrent I dont see anything wrong with supporting both red and blue but thats just me
     
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So a 960 t can beat an intel i3 correct??? I dont care much for the hatred some people have on here but oh well we are all diffrent I dont see anything wrong with supporting both red and blue but thats just me
wait the x4 you're looking at is a 960t??
that could potentially change things
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