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Actually this remind me, ive never really looked into it but what would be the difference between a phenom II quad and an Athlon X4 quad say at the same clockspeeds
The architecture lets the Phenom II give more performance and the unlocked multiplier makes it much easier for overclocking. L3 cache helps in gaming.
    
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IMO:
Single core: browsing
Dual core: normal pc/light gaming (more than enough for average user)
Tri core: Decent gaming/super fast personal computer
Quad core or more: Awesome gaming/Multimedia stuff(rendering, etc...)/Blindingly fast personal computer
^This.
X6- gaming,rendering,encoding,folding,and gets even better down the road when games optimize for 4+ cores.
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Phenom:

X6 for hardcore complex renders like in 3dsmax
X4 for gaming
X2 for poor people willing to gamble with a (potential) unlock

Athlon lineup (non BE versions) are pretty much similar but doesn't have L3 resulting in being ever so slightly slower.

Sempron: Lol
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Sempron is cheap and not really powerful now a days. Athlon X2-X3 is more for people who just browse the internet check email, watch movies, etc. Athlon X4 is pretty good, I used to use an athlon 640, and it was pretty fast and I got great frame rates on games like MW2, and Black ops maxed out. Phenom X2 and X3 are pointless in my opinion, its a higher preformance CPU but only 2-3 cores of it. You'd be better off getting an athlon X4 for the same price. X4 and X6 are great, very overclockable, and amazing for gaming, video editing, 3D work really anything you throw at them. The number after the X is the core count, the X4 is quad core and the x6 is Hexacore (6 cores)
For future proofing I'd wait for Bulldozer, it's 8 cores.
But for right now, it depends what you will be using them for.
The quad core cpu's are all you need for gaming at this point in time, games don't really use many cores right now. But if you are video editing, the 6 cores may be more useful, especially in programs like after effects and 3ds max.

I'm pretty biased,but I think the best processor taking in factors of price, overclockability, performance, gaming, editing, etc is the AMD Phenom X4 955 BE.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0X4%20955%20be

The cooler that comes with it is pretty good, it actually has 4 heat-pipes but I'd recommend the v8 for overclocking.
The 955 already comes clocked at 3.2GHz anyway.
Your comments about the Phenom II X2 chips are about as false as they come.

Pretty sure my chip keeps up with the times.

Sempron - Basic everyday stuff. Maybe watching a few videos on youtube, surfing, basic stuff really.
Athlon II X2/X3 - I would imagine these would be used for an HTPC of some sort. Possibly some gaming. I've seen several of the X2 chips at 4GHz here on OCN in gaming machines.
Athlon II X4 - Budget gamer machine. You see these everywhere here on OCN. They overclock great and play games very well.
Phenom II X2 -Budget gamer usually, still. Most unlock to a quad so these are very nice to grab. I'm running one that doesn't unlock, unfortunately, but it manages just fine due to the hefty overclock it has going. Plays games fantastically.
Phenom II X3 -Budget but still very capable gamer. I still think this is the sweet spot for gaming. Two cores for running the game and the third for running the background stuffs.
Phenom II X4/X6 - Gaming entirely. I find these to be the top notch deal for most higher end computers. You can find most Phenom II Quads and Hex core CPUs on sale pretty often so the price/performance is hard to beat.

Like I said, I'm running a dual core and it keeps up with my GTX 470 no problem.
     
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Sempron: I'm using 2500+ right now on the other comp, Sucks at 1920x1080, lol , Can run basic programs like BitComet, IE, IDM and other easy stuff.
Athlon II X2-X3-X4/Phenom II X2-X3-X4: ??? (Didn't use any one of them)
Phenom II X6: Using it on the main one, Really awesome with GTX 570, Doesn't have the GPU Usage problem, Usage is 99% "Then it would definetly be used for Hard gaming, rendering, benchmarking"
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