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ALRIGHTY THEN

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Simple question which seems to have been kind of answered. I'll just go with the 750K

Keep in mind, this is a moderate gaming machine on a budget that I'm not asking much from. I was thinking on going with AM3+, But I don't need anything that "serious". Granted the Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition was on my list, but the power draw and seeing the 750K beat it in benchmarks turned me off. I could give two dimes less about the "APU" part of the FM series, (thus the Athlon) so that answers that queston. I don't care about hexa-cores or octo-core processors. I'm looking for a decent quad core, DDR3 vs my current DDR2, and just a step above in general to what I have now. I plan on keeping this rig for awhile, just because of the lack of cash flow. 15 years old here.

I would like to be able to "tweak" this computer, no massive overclocks, just squeeze little by little out of it if need be. The fact that the i3 is locked (besides a few mhz) make it less appealing. Not to mention it costs more.

So 750K it is I guess.
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Phenom II X4 965 BE or a FX 6300 if your budget allows it. However, to answer your question, 750K > i3.
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Originally Posted by Fegelein View Post

Phenom II X4 965 BE or a FX 6300 if your budget allows it. However, to answer your question, 750K > i3.

The Athlon 750k is better than a Phenom II, has a lower TDP value and costs about the same as Phenom II. I would go with a 750k over a Phenom II 965, but if the FX-6300 was considered, I would take that.
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The Athlon 750k is better than a Phenom II, has a lower TDP value and costs about the same as Phenom II. I would go with a 750k over a Phenom II 965, but if the FX-6300 was considered, I would take that.

I understand you. But I'm not entirely sure going FM2 would be best. If he got a AM3 CPU for use on an AM3+ board, he would have a larger choice of upgrades.
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I vote for true quad-core +overclocking.
Be it that 750 thingy (IF is true quad),SB/IB,Deneb,Propus,Lynnfield,Bloomfield.. watever.
Dual core cpus cannot hang with modern games anymore.
 
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I vote for true quad-core +overclocking.
Be it that 750 thingy (IF is true quad),SB/IB,Deneb,Propus,Lynnfield,Bloomfield.. watever.
Dual core cpus cannot hang with modern games anymore.

The 750k is a dual module quad core design (it's a 5800k minus the IGPU which in turn is basically a castrated FX4300)
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Can the majority of 750K owners expect to hit 4.0? For $85 this thing is tempting for a backup rig.
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ALRIGHTY THEN

I go camping for a few days and I come back to an argument. Great.

Simple question which seems to have been kind of answered. I'll just go with the 750K

Keep in mind, this is a moderate gaming machine on a budget that I'm not asking much from. I was thinking on going with AM3+, But I don't need anything that "serious". Granted the Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition was on my list, but the power draw and seeing the 750K beat it in benchmarks turned me off. I could give two dimes less about the "APU" part of the FM series, (thus the Athlon) so that answers that queston. I don't care about hexa-cores or octo-core processors. I'm looking for a decent quad core, DDR3 vs my current DDR2, and just a step above in general to what I have now. I plan on keeping this rig for awhile, just because of the lack of cash flow. 15 years old here.

I would like to be able to "tweak" this computer, no massive overclocks, just squeeze little by little out of it if need be. The fact that the i3 is locked (besides a few mhz) make it less appealing. Not to mention it costs more.

So 750K it is I guess.

Do you already have an FM2 motherboard? the whole point of FM2 is the igpu and the athlon doesnt have that.
Only get the athlon if you already have the FM2 motherboard.

Otherwise its quite obvious that an AM3+ board and an FX4300 would be a better choice because it has L3 cache,
and more powerful upgrade options such as steamroller.

Of course the FM2 socket will get upgrades as well, but those cpus will be slightly slower because they also include an igpu.
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The 750k is a dual module quad core design (it's a 5800k minus the IGPU which in turn is basically a castrated FX4300)
Rather than a castrated FX4300 it's a castrated 5800k. The dies are different.
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Do you already have an FM2 motherboard? the whole point of FM2 is the igpu and the athlon doesnt have that.
Only get the athlon if you already have the FM2 motherboard.

Otherwise its quite obvious that an AM3+ board and an FX4300 would be a better choice because it has L3 cache,
and more powerful upgrade options such as steamroller.

Of course the FM2 socket will get upgrades as well, but those cpus will be slightly slower because they also include an igpu.
Unless you want a 10-core next gen ...
AM3+ boards start out more expensive and has less SATA ports .. TBH, if i wanted more SATA ports i would have gone out and bought a 2P Socket Fr2 system ...
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