Stock Processor - No Overclocking - Which good CPU i7 930 or Phenom X6 Tags: New Build Overclocking Gaming Intel i7 Processors CPUs Systems Product Last response: April 30, 2010 2:04 PM in Systems Share sherryperry April 30, 2010 1:38:22 PM Hi. I am not into overclocking (though want to get into it). I have tried several places but all gaming cpu reviews take overclocking into consideration. The following processors are the ones I can afford and I do not overclock. Which processor is better: 1)Core i7 930 2.8 GHz 2)Phenom X6 3.2 Ghz Also I want a good all round system as it will run 24/7 etc and gaming, I am so confused. Help plz. I would not mind any other processor, your recommendations are welcom. More about : stock processor overclocking good cpu 930 phenom banthracis a b 4 Gaming April 30, 2010 2:01:02 PM If your main purpose is gaming and basic stuff like internet browsing watching movies and office, then just get a Phenom ii x4. There are some deals that put the x6 at about the same price as a 965, so if you find one, go ahead and grab it. Bench's put the x6 slightly ahead of the i7-930 in productivity, but pretty low in gaming bench's. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-phenom-ii-x6-10... http://anandtech.com/show/3674/amds-sixcore-phenom-ii-x... Either way, the x6 beats an i7-930 hands down. banthracis a b 4 Gaming April 30, 2010 2:04:26 PM Oh about the 24/7 thing. Intel's run cooler and use less power, but if you're doing this for cost savings purpose it's not worth it. Power use difference only comes out to a couple bucks a year. On the other hand if you ran a server farm with thousands of processors, at full load, 24/7 365....then it makes a big difference. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources WITHOUT OVERCLOCKING which is better? AMD X6 1090 or Intel i7 930? Forum SolvedWhich one of these cpu's are good?: Xeon E3-1230V3 vs E3-1245V3 vs E3-1230V3 vs E3-1220V3 vsE3-1275V3 vs i7 4770k Processor Forum Phenom II X6 1090T vs i7 930 Forum SolvedPHENOM II 965 vs. I7 930 for scientific computing, which one? Forum Overclocking AMD Phenom II x6 1090T w/ stock fan Forum SolvedWhich is best for overclocking as high as 4.8Ghz A Intel i7 3930K,AMD FX 8350,AMD FX 9370,a Intel 2600K(If in stock),Or 2500K Forum Overclocking AMD Phenom II X6 1090T with stock fan? Forum SolvedIs Stock-fan of i7 is good enough for gaming or must get a separate cpu cooler Forum Is 1055t x6 phenom (overclocked 3,4ghz)+ MSI GEFORCE GTX 780TI 3GB GAMING good idea? Forum Phenom 960t Dilemma - Overclock x4 Cores @4GHz - VS - Stock Settings x6 Cores @3GHz Forum How much can I overclock a phenom ii x6 1045t 2.7ghz with stock fan? Forum Best Processor for Image / Movie Rendering - AMD Phenom II X4 or X6 or Intel i7? Forum SolvedWhich is faster? overclock Core i5 750 or overclock Phenom II X6 1055T Forum Intel Core i7 Processor i7-930 2.80GHz 8 MB LGA1366 CPU Forum Whats a good CPU cooler for a Phenom 2 X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban? Forum SolvedWhat is a good CPU for Overclocking And Gaming 4.6Ghz or 4.8Ghz A Intel i7 3930K Or a Better CPU? Forum SolvedMotherboard m4n68tm and processor 550 phenom 2 x2 non black edition how to overclock this cpu ? Forum Which CPU? i7 930 or i7 950? Forum Corsair H50 or Other Good CPU Cooler for i7 930? Forum I7 930 good overclock(3.8~4.0 ghz) cooler Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !