I find quite funny when people says FX chips are HOT, ou draw too much power... Intel six core ones are about the same, or worst once overclocked !
I do have a aftermarket cooler, ultra cheap TermalRight Ultra 120, and stock my CPU never break the 45ºc mark, even with IntelBurnInTest..
In my opinion the higher clocked (4Ghz+) 4M 8T AMD chips have very good performance in modern 1080p+ game engines and, in my case, even in older ones.
I play DOOM, Crysis3, Wolfenstein New Order, Old Blood, Dead Island 2, FarCry Blood Dragon, all in 1080p, most maxed quality settigns in one '4 year old' garbage computer as introls say. In all the games the limit factor of my system is, always, the R9 280X O.C. I could run a much stronger GPU with no problems.
I never had a computer that aged so well like the FX chips. Almost four years running my RIG and still kick ass in all games i run and buy.Edited by jclafi - 6/7/16 at 6:37am