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Well I would like to upgrade my PC, I use it for programming mainly but also for little gaming and I like to OC.

MSI 970A-G46
AMD FX-6100
HyperX Predator
SAMSUNG 840

FX-6100 because of price, a lot of cache and I can OC it.

What do you think?
Also when is expected next generation of AMD processors and what is the codename for those, will it be compatible with am3+ ?
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post #2 of 13
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Originally Posted by prophetd7 View Post

Well I would like to upgrade my PC, I use it for programming mainly but also for little gaming and I like to OC.

MSI 970A-G46
AMD FX-6100
HyperX Predator
SAMSUNG 840

FX-6100 because of price, a lot of cache and I can OC it.

What do you think?
Also when is expected next generation of AMD processors and what is the codename for those, will it be compatible with am3+ ?
1) Not but that MSI 970A-G46. It has the worst failure rate then any other mobo.
2) Grap a 6300 not that 6100.
3) The next Gen CPU is CODENAME Steamroller and it is AM3+ cpu.
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why 6300 over 6100 and what mobo would you recommend ?

what do you say about these ?
GA-970A-D3
M5A97 R2.0
GA-990FXA-D3
Edited by prophetd7 - 2/25/13 at 9:14pm
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why 6300 over 6100 and what mobo would you recommend ?
6300 is way better than the 6100. 6300 trade blow with Phenom II x6 and 6100 well just get killed by a Phenom II x6.
For the mobo.
ASRock 970 EXTREME3
BIOSTAR TA970XE
GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3
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post #5 of 13
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what do you say about these ?
GA-970A-D3
M5A97 R2.0
GA-990FXA-D3

GA-970A-D3
Only if it is the Version 1.4 or 3.0. Because those 2 has Heatsink for the VRM.

M5A97 R2.0
It will work, but I really don't like the VRM heatsink on it.

GA-990FXA-D3
No Heasink on the VRM.
The major pain for AMD is that you will need VRM coolers for a good oc on the cpu.
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I've read somewhere that 970 board's don't always work with fx processors even if board supports that fx processor, is that true ?
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post #7 of 13
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I've read somewhere that 970 board's don't always work with fx processors even if board supports that fx processor, is that true ?
The main thing to worry about is the phase power the mobo has. There are some good 4+1 phase power mobo out there. Some mobo has 2+1 or 3+1 phase power, which is not good for the FX chips. If you want a list of good budget mobo or great ocing mobo let me know. Also what is you budget for a mobo and can list any site that you are looking at?
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post #8 of 13
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M5A97 R2.0 this one is 90$. as for budged max 115-120$ but if I can it would be good to be under budget like 100$, it doesn't need to be outstanding but solid for OCing, sites wouldn't be of much help because of my location, language and limited offer, but I would appreciate a list of mobo's in budget range ...
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post #9 of 13
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I've read somewhere that 970 board's don't always work with FX processors even if board supports that fx processor, is that true ?

I find it hard to believe that motherboard manufacturers are making 970 chip set boards that do not work well with the FX cpus.
Who would keep manufacturing motherboards that keep getting returned?

I can see some overclockers bad mouthing the 970, as I'm sure they are having better luck overclocking with the 990FX chip set boards (over the 970 chip set boards).
Not because there is something wrong with the 970 chip set, more likey (guessing) the 990FX (or GX) boards are designed to handle more of a workload.
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I find it hard to believe that motherboard manufacturers are making 970 chip set boards that do not work well with the FX cpus.

well I agree, but I saw some comment's like that and that surprised me, I wasn't following the AMD for quite some time, better to check before buying ...
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