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Phenom ii x4 965 vs fx 6300

Hi, I am looking to build a gaming pc. The two processors I am looking at are the phenom ii 965 and the fx 6300. My two options are get the phenom ii and upgrade when (or if :)) steamroller comes out, or buy the fx 6300 and stick with that for about 2 years or so. I am leaning towards the phenom because games are more gpu dependent. Also, I am going to buy one of these tonight. Thanks.
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  1. I would get the phenom
  2. Ok and one more question, what is the difference between the cooler master hyper 212 plus and the cooler master hyper 212 evo?
  3. Why may I ask are you not considering any Intel CPU's? If you are going to spend good money than why not go for the best parts because I don't see anyone recommending the FX-6300 for the price tag. You will probably hear a i5, even one with a locked multiplier, will be better for similar cost. I tend to say go with the Phenom II out of those two because if you are already thinking about your next upgrade I don't think the 6300 will make you happy for the price and you could save some $$ with the Phenom. My suggestion is go with a 1155 motherboard and whatever CPU you can afford from a Pentium up. The Phenom will perform better most likely but at least with the 1155 you can get a Sandy/Ivy i5/i7 when you want to upgrade. If you are putting yourself down for an AM3+ I tend to believe you won't want one of the AMD CPU's when you do upgrade and will have to once again buy both CPU and MB for even more $$. If you don't mind the questions why AMD only and what is your budget? In my experience if you have upgrading in the future in mind already than do yourself a favor and see into the future at what you might want and if you can buy parts now that you can use then you will have made the best choice. You will have a better feeling now and then both saving money operall and having an open mind to what is the best rig for your budget which is what its all about.
  4. The evo has closed gaps on the contacts against the CPU leading to easier clean up if switching CPUs and a slight improvement on cooling
  5. Ok my budget is roughly 820 dollars. I am leaning towards amd because one the phenom is around 80 bucks and I found a decent 970 chipset board for about the same price. Since you will probably ask, here are the components I have lined up:
    Phenom ii x4 965
    Asrock 970 extreme 3
    Cooler master hyper 212 plus
    gtx 650 ti boost superclocked 2gb
    corsair vengeance 2x4 1600
    samsung 840 120gb
    wd black 500 gb
    cooler master haf 912
    corsair cx 600
    asus disk drive
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    UA67 said:
    Ok my budget is roughly 820 dollars. I am leaning towards amd because one the phenom is around 80 bucks and I found a decent 970 chipset board for about the same price. Since you will probably ask, here are the components I have lined up:
    Phenom ii x4 965
    Asrock 970 extreme 3
    Cooler master hyper 212 plus
    gtx 650 ti boost superclocked 2gb
    corsair vengeance 2x4 1600
    samsung 840 120gb
    wd black 500 gb
    cooler master haf 912
    corsair cx 600
    asus disk drive


    That's a nice build. Steamroller is just around the corner too. I'd say this will more than hold you off until then. But if you do spend a little more cash, do it on the GPU. I mean if you can try and get a 660 (even a reference card). My 2 cents.
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