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Phenom II X2 565
Phenom II x4 965

For gaming which one would run smoother and better, In a few of the benchs i looked at the x2 beat the x4 by like 3-4 fps.

But im thinking the x4 might be more worth it in the long run.
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get the x4. It'll last longer, as more games are utilizing 4 cores now
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Depends on the games. Newer games are starting to support multiple cores much better so I say, of the two, the x4 is better
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Get the x4 + CM212 + decent motherboard + overclock (you ARE on OCN.net) = WIN!
    
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