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 : ForumWITHOUT OVERCLOCKING which is better? AMD X6 1090 or Intel i7 930 ? ForumPhenom II X6 1090T vs i7 930 ForumAMD vs INTEL ( corei 7 930 vs phenom ii x6 1090) ForumOverclocking AMD Phenom II x6 1090T w/ stock fan ForumAmd phenom ii x6 1090T vs intel core i7 920 ForumHow to Ask For Build Advice ForumREAD THIS before posting about boot/no video problems! ForumHow to Ask For Build Advice ForumREAD THIS before posting about boot/no video problems! ForumI7 930 or amd x6 1055 help ForumNeed help deciding between Phenom II X6 or i7- 930 for Photo/Video edit ForumIntel i7 980x Vs AMD Phenom II X6 1090T ForumThe Definitive X6 1090T vs i7- 930 Choice ForumIntel i7 930 or Amd 1090t x6 ? Forum1st build, which config? i7 960 v x6 1090t and much more help needed!! ForumI7 950 vs Phenom II X6 1090T Black ForumIntel Core i7 875k vs AMD Phenom II X6 1090T ForumAMD 1090t vs Intel i7 920, 930 , 960 for Graphic Design ForumPlease Help Me Decide ... 1055T or i7 920 / 930 ForumWhich of these computers is better? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !