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Should I get the AMD Phenom 1045T for gaming? I am building a gaming pc, and i have a budget of around 650 dollars, I have seen this processor and a motherboard bundle for cheap and i was wondering if this is already outdated, and if I should get something more futureproof.
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    i personally would go with newer architecture...i like the FX-6300 for your budget range
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286&Tpk=fx6300&IsVirtualParent=1
  2. The Phenom II architecture is stale and I am getting some pretty sad bottle necking with mine. I am upgrading to an FX 6300 processor and that the CPU I suggest to you as well. Remeber there is not such thing as futureproof in the PC world.
  3. Anonymous said:
    i was a AMD fan boy, i switched to Intel..the price is right, with $650 you can put together a kick-ass rig for that amount. hit up www.microcenter.com, CPU/Motherboard bundles can't be beat..even NewEgg can't touch them..go Intel for gaming..can't believe i said that..lol


    Ya Intel is great but they just want way to much money for a chip & platform jump. The AMD FX 6300 just represents so much value for the dollar it leaves Intel in the dust IMO.
  4. Anonymous said:
    i was a AMD fan boy, i switched to Intel..the price is right, with $650 you can put together a kick-ass rig for that amount. hit up www.microcenter.com, CPU/Motherboard bundles can't be beat..even NewEgg can't touch them..go Intel for gaming..can't believe i said that..lol


    That seems good, but the only problem is that I live in Florida, which means I don't have any stores nearby.
  5. build it your pc at http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/ to find what retailer has the best prices
  6. seller417 said:
    build it your pc at http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/ to find what retailer has the best prices


    Thanks, I've used that site before, I just forgot the website name so I couldn't get on it.
  7. Anonymous said:
    no problem for you..microcenter in
    Greater Atlanta/Duluth
    2340 Pleasant Hill Road
    Duluth, GA 30096
    (770) 689-2540
    come on dud, no diff than online order from newegg..ect, fx-6300 will not run like you think..go z77MB, with I5-3570k bundle or I7-3770k @ $229 by itself, and still get MB cheap. look up anantech.com on cpu performance.


    FX 6300 is great !
  8. Anonymous said:
    compare value for yourself,
    http://www.microcenter.com/site/products/amd_bundles.aspx

    http://www.microcenter.com/site/brands/intel-processor-bundles.aspx

    as i mentioned before, i was a hard core AMD fan boy, or should say fanman. price and performance of intel has me now. and for the record i hated intel for a very long time.


    Not everyone has access to Microcenter. $140 for an FX 6300 upgrade is more value price/performance than Intel can offer,
  9. PC Gamer recommends the 6300 for budget builds.
  10. Anonymous said:
    Etnos said:
    PC Gamer recommends the 6300 for budget builds.


    ok, but you said you have a $650 budget, it's a no brainier no pun intended. I've been building gaming rigs a long time. i use a simple analogy, when you put a weak link in a chain, that chain is only as good as the weakest link. and i don't mean to give the impression i use high priced components to do it. but, i digress..good luck.. :)


    How does Intel make you monitor display more than 60hz fps ? Spending $650 on a CPU just for gaming is ridiculous and just a plain stupid waste of money and CPU.
  11. Anonymous said:
    Duke Nucome said:
    Anonymous said:
    Etnos said:
    PC Gamer recommends the 6300 for budget builds.


    ok, but you said you have a $650 budget, it's a no brainier no pun intended. I've been building gaming rigs a long time. i use a simple analogy, when you put a weak link in a chain, that chain is only as good as the weakest link. and i don't mean to give the impression i use high priced components to do it. but, i digress..good luck.. :)


    How does Intel make you monitor display more than 60hz fps ? Spending $650 on a CPU just for gaming is ridiculous and just a plain stupid waste of money and CPU.


    YOU SAID: (Should I get the AMD Phenom 1045T for gaming? I am building a gaming pc, and i have a budget of around 650 dollars, I have seen this processor and a motherboard bundle for cheap and i was wondering if this is already outdated, and if I should get something more futureproof.)

    I NEVER SAID: you should spend $650 on A CPU ONLY, if you want something more future proof, (your words). I said intel is the way to go for (future proofing) in my experience, and opinion...because i come from the AMD side. and I don't like spending anymore money on components than i have to, i'm cheap. but..for example i rock a I5-2500k base OC 3.5, and turbo @ 4.5 EASY.especially gaming...on a Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 (Socket 1155). (items bought on black Friday by the way) and i'm strugglingto upgrade now to the I7-3770k even at $229 at microcenter, because this 25k runs every thing i throw at it, plus this board switches to PCI-E 3.0 when i pop in a Gen3 cpu. it's pointless for me to invest in even a I5-3570k because 25k runs so good.
    you miss understood our dialog some how. research is key to your dilemma, if you still have one.



    Ah IMHO just get an HD 7950 and an FX 6300 for $650.
  12. Anonymous said:
    Duke Nucome said:
    Anonymous said:
    Duke Nucome said:
    Anonymous said:
    Etnos said:
    PC Gamer recommends the 6300 for budget builds.


    ok, but you said you have a $650 budget, it's a no brainier no pun intended. I've been building gaming rigs a long time. i use a simple analogy, when you put a weak link in a chain, that chain is only as good as the weakest link. and i don't mean to give the impression i use high priced components to do it. but, i digress..good luck.. :)


    How does Intel make you monitor display more than 60hz fps ? Spending $650 on a CPU just for gaming is ridiculous and just a plain stupid waste of money and CPU.


    YOU SAID: (Should I get the AMD Phenom 1045T for gaming? I am building a gaming pc, and i have a budget of around 650 dollars, I have seen this processor and a motherboard bundle for cheap and i was wondering if this is already outdated, and if I should get something more futureproof.)

    I NEVER SAID: you should spend $650 on A CPU ONLY, if you want something more future proof, (your words). I said intel is the way to go for (future proofing) in my experience, and opinion...because i come from the AMD side. and I don't like spending anymore money on components than i have to, i'm cheap. but..for example i rock a I5-2500k base OC 3.5, and turbo @ 4.5 EASY.especially gaming...on a Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 (Socket 1155). (items bought on black Friday by the way) and i'm strugglingto upgrade now to the I7-3770k even at $229 at microcenter, because this 25k runs every thing i throw at it, plus this board switches to PCI-E 3.0 when i pop in a Gen3 cpu. it's pointless for me to invest in even a I5-3570k because 25k runs so good.
    you miss understood our dialog some how. research is key to your dilemma, if you still have one.



    Ah IMHO just get an HD 7950 and an FX 6300 for $650.


    already have HD7950..VaporX as a matter of fact....peace


    This thread is for OP not you.
  13. Anonymous

    When you edit your posts, there should be an option to delete them entirely. You've been changing your posts to "none," and people have been reporting it as spam instead of praising you for cleaning up.
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