one word.... intel
well, im on a budget, and im just looking to upgrade, not start anew.
For gaming I would go with the 6000+. First of all, there have been some issues with backwards compatibility with Phenoms. Second, many new games are starting to use dual core but only a few are really going quad. In dual threads or less, the 6000 will destroy those low clocked phenoms.
Ah, i didnt know about the backwards compatibility issues. well thanks for the input, im just gonna stick with the 6000+ than. thanks for your reply.