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post #1 of 13
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Buying parts for my first build today and I am honestly torn between these cpus. So I'm coming here for help.

So I have 3 choices for a cpu, and any one of them will cost me exactly 100 dollars, regardless of their online price. So. Should I get the
1. fx 6200 3.8ghz
2. phenom ii x4 965 3.4ghz
OR
3. phenom ii x6 1045t? 2.7gh

Here is what I will be doing with whichever cpu I go with:
1. Gaming (Battlefield 3 multiplayer)
2. Recording games with fraps (games like BF3)
3. Rendering videos.
4. While gaming and recording, I will probably also be on Skype and/or have itunes playing music.

So, keeping in mind that either of these 3 cpus will only be 100 dollars out of my pocket, which should I get?

Oh yeah. I DO NOT want to go with vishera. I'm on a tight budget. Not only is that line's cheapest cpu 30 dollars out of my budget, but there aren't any motherboards out that I can feel comfortable buying and knowing that they have the bios update to support vishera.

I will not be overclocking.
post #2 of 13
hello,
its the fx 6 , better ram support, new socket support and six thread for modern software, faster clock, better overclocking and no need to overclock cpu-nb.
the better cpu is the 1045t then 965 , but slower clock, lesser ram support and the cpu-nb need overclocking, so more heat to deal with.

you will need a good motherboard and will also need a very good cpu cooler, please take that in to consideration when buying. main thing with motherboards is the vrm, you should look for at least a 6+2 vrm or above to power that cpu to get a real overclock out of it (4.6ghz at 1.464v).

list of motherboards and the vrm specification of them: http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboards-vrm-info-database
Edited by MrPerforations - 12/11/12 at 1:58pm
    
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post #3 of 13
Out of THOSE choices I would grab the fx 6200. No intel?
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Out of THOSE choices I would grab the fx 6200. No intel?
An i5 is just not in my budget, and an i3 simply can't handle (at least from what I've heard) heavily multithreaded tasks like BF3, recording with fraps, and/or rendering videos. Hell, I'd be amazed if the 6200 or 1045t could handle all that at once. The point is, that's what I want to be doing with this computer, and amd will get me closer to that than intel at my budget.
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Originally Posted by MrPerforations View Post

hello,
its the fx 6 , better ram support, new socket support and six thread for modern software, faster clock, better overclocking and no need to overclock cpu-nb.
the better cpu is the 1045t then 965 , but slower clock, lesser ram support and the cpu-nb need overclocking, so more heat to deal with.
you will need a good motherboard and will also need a very good cpu cooler, please take that in to consideration when buying. main thing with motherboards is the vrm, you should look for at least a 6+2 vrm or above to power that cpu to get a real overclock out of it (4.6ghz at 1.464v).

Thanks, that was very informative smile.gif

How necessary is a good cpu cooler? Like I said, I won't be overclocking, so I don't see any particular need for anything other than the stock cooler.
post #6 of 13
I agree. Good choice.
post #7 of 13
no need for a cooler then and dependent on motherboard you might not need to buy a new one, which motherboard do you or have in mind to use please?
    
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by MrPerforations View Post

no need for a cooler then and dependent on motherboard you might not need to buy a new one, which motherboard do you or have in mind to use please?

I'm planning to go with this one. Its a 970 chipset, cheap with the drop in price that just happened today, and it seems to be a pretty popular choice.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157280&Tpk=asrock%20970%20extreme%203
post #9 of 13
Why not the FX-6300? It may look slower on paper do to a lower clock speed, but I promise you can easily overclock it to beat the 6200.

FX-6200 is a Zambezi chip, FX-6300 is a Vishera chip. Clock for clock, Piledriver will outrun the Bulldozer, they also look like they're the same price.

EDIT: Somehow missed the last paragraph, nevermind. Although I still disagree. If those are your only options I feel it would do you some good to just wait, and save up some more money.
Edited by m0bius - 12/11/12 at 4:21pm
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Why not the FX-6300? It may look slower on paper do to a lower clock speed, but I promise you can easily overclock it to beat the 6200.
FX-6200 is a Zambezi chip, FX-6300 is a Vishera chip. Clock for clock, Piledriver will outrun the Bulldozer, they also look like they're the same price.
EDIT: Somehow missed the last paragraph, nevermind. Although I still disagree. If those are your only options I feel it would do you some good to just wait, and save up some more money.

"I will not be overclocking."
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