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AMD FX 6300 vs Phenom IIx6 1090T black edition

I currently have a anthlon IIx2 4450e 2.80 Ghz and i want to upgrade,I have two choices AMD FX-6300 and Phenom IIx6 1090T black edition.I am getting both at same price but phenom has higher power consumption i.e 125w whereas FX 6300 only 95w.Although phenom has advantage that it has a better stock cooler than FX-6300's cheap cooler.
Which one should I buy?
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  1. what board do u have and does it support fx 6300 if not get a x6
  2. I really like the Phenom x6 and think it would be cool to have one nowadays, their prices have shot up to i5 levels though. If power consumption is a concern just get the fx6300 though, it should match the Phenom x6 in most stuff and can clock higher so it could beat it. The fan really isn't a concern, just get the Hyper 212 Evo
  3. What motherboard(s) do you have? Those both have different sockets.
  4. ewok93 said:
    What motherboard(s) do you have? Those both have different sockets.


    I have Gigabyte 78LMT-S2 and it supports FX-6300 but if i buy phenom I will need a board which can support upto 125w CPU and my current board does'nt so I would go for ASUS,I am also running a GTS 450 2 gb,so I will have to buy new PSU in both cases.
  5. Go for the 6300 then. It is not only better, but you also already have the motherboard.
  6. ewok93 said:
    Go for the 6300 then. It is not only better, but you also already have the motherboard.


    I have no problem in getting new board,I just want better performance,Is fx 6300 better than phenom 1090T?
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    it's a little better in some areas, and it can overclock higher anyway. The 6300 will serve you fine. Pair it with a good gpu and you can game fine, and it's good for mulitasking
  8. WhiteSnake91 said:
    it's a little better in some areas, and it can overclock higher anyway. The 6300 will serve you fine. Pair it with a good gpu and you can game fine, and it's good for mulitasking


    Thank you,I will go for FX-6300 and I will buy a GTX 750 ti soon with this.
  9. Kuljeet Sidhu said:
    ewok93 said:
    Go for the 6300 then. It is not only better, but you also already have the motherboard.


    I have no problem in getting new board,I just want better performance,Is fx 6300 better than phenom 1090T?



    I have both. The 6300 is better. The 6300 will overclock really well. The 1090T if you can get it to 4.0 GHz stable you are doing really well. The 6300 attaining a 4.5 GHz is a common overclock. You should get a better board if you buy either one. Some 970 or 990 board. Make sure it has at least 8+2 phase power and beefy heatsinks on the chipsets and mosfets.
  10. this is a really good motherboard and it's painful for me not to snag it up at the cheap price right now.....if only there were good micro atx am3+ mobos for overclocking....

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128651 8+2 powerphase
  11. bmacsys said:
    Kuljeet Sidhu said:
    ewok93 said:
    Go for the 6300 then. It is not only better, but you also already have the motherboard.


    I have no problem in getting new board,I just want better performance,Is fx 6300 better than phenom 1090T?



    I have both. The 6300 is better. The 6300 will overclock really well. The 1090T if you can get it to 4.0 GHz stable you are doing really well. The 6300 attaining a 4.5 GHz is a common overclock. You should get a better board if you buy either one. Some 970 or 990 board. Make sure it has at least 8+2 phase power and beefy heatsinks on the chipsets and mosfets.

    Actually,I really never overclocked and I am not even interested in overclocking.
  12. Kuljeet Sidhu said:
    bmacsys said:
    Kuljeet Sidhu said:
    ewok93 said:
    Go for the 6300 then. It is not only better, but you also already have the motherboard.


    I have no problem in getting new board,I just want better performance,Is fx 6300 better than phenom 1090T?



    I have both. The 6300 is better. The 6300 will overclock really well. The 1090T if you can get it to 4.0 GHz stable you are doing really well. The 6300 attaining a 4.5 GHz is a common overclock. You should get a better board if you buy either one. Some 970 or 990 board. Make sure it has at least 8+2 phase power and beefy heatsinks on the chipsets and mosfets.

    Actually,I really never overclocked and I am not even interested in overclocking.


    Then you are throwing away a lot of unused potential of any cpu you buy. They are manufactured to have headroom built in. A cpu that is 3.5 GHz base clock just doesn't stop working at 3.5 GHz. Most roads only allow you to drive at 65 mph in the states but cars are certainly built with headroom to go much faster than that. Many cpu's today can be overclocked a full GHz. Even if you aren't interested in overclocking the motherboard is the foundation of any good build. You buy a six or eight core cpu and you cheap out on a motherboard with weak power phases and you will get bad results.
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