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post #11 of 22
As a matter of fact, I didn't put in the equation the "future upgrade to an FX" factor... You are both right. thumb.gif
   
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post #12 of 22
I can second the FX 6300. Best bang for your buck CPU in that price range. It's wicked overkill for 720p gaming on low-mid res and will have more then enough power to handle 1080p with current and future video cards. Best to spend the money now and future proof, then cheap out and have to spend twice as much later.
post #13 of 22
I can say that a 4.7GHz 6300 is an amzing chip, even at 4.5 its really good. RECOMMENDED for anyone really
     
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post #14 of 22
I just bought a 750k its amazing fast able to be over clocked to 4.5ghz on air. Its based on pile driver. And it has a better upgrade route being fm2 is gonna be here for a while and am3+ is gonna be gone before we know it.

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I just bought a 750k its amazing fast able to be over clocked to 4.5ghz on air. Its based on pile driver. And it has a better upgrade route being fm2 is gonna be here for a while and am3+ is gonna be gone before we know it.

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With what video card have you paired it and how does it run UT 3 ,FC 3 ,BF 3 ,BF BC2 ,CS GO and such ?!
Tell some FPS-s and some 3DMark03/06/11 scores please.
   
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post #16 of 22
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Totally agree bro, but the OP states that he is fine with 4 cores. And an FX chip has a 95W TDP, that's the reason I suggest it. thumb.gif

yes, this fx . . .

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286

as a matter of fact this cpu is only slightly faster than the 965 at 4GHz but it is perfect for the op's needs.


What he said.

$20 off with promo code until the 20th! FTW!

Awesome deal! Wish I had the money. sad-smiley-002.gif
     
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post #17 of 22
i bought the 750k about a month ago when fx 6300 were still around ~£110- managed to get a decent motherboard and the 750k for the same price as the fx 6300. i was thoroughly impressed having upgraded from an e4400, i am able to enjoy all my games with max settings, however i am only playing at 1280 x 1024 redface.gif l0l. im not sure what else i can say about it tbh, i just use the computer to browse/word doc/play games occasionally and it is fine for my needs. i even managed to overclock it to 4.3ghz

there are hardly any reviews on this chip (you can find a few on foreign sites) but it's pretty much on par with 5800k/4300, it would be a waste of money getting a 4300 especially considering 6300 is at the same price (£90)...
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post #18 of 22
If you are happy with 4 cores then I would suggest get the 965. It's a very nice cpu and you couldn't go wrong.
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post #19 of 22
If you are happy with 4 cores then I would suggest get the 965. It's a very nice cpu and you couldn't go wrong.
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post #20 of 22
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Unless you play games like Crysis 3, BF3, etc, the 965 will be excellent for what you need it. But which mobo, and which GPU? And you may consider buying an AM3+ mobo and stick the 965 in, until you get a newer FX chip.


Errr, for the record the phenom II gets great frame rates in crysis 3.
http://www.techspot.com/review/642-crysis-3-performance/page6.html

Notice the 3.7ghz phenom II 980 rocking crysis 3 @ an extremely respectable 54 fps.
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