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Anthlon ii x3 or phenom ii x2

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September 18, 2010 3:57:26 PM

I'm working on my first pc build and well I wanted to know which one out of these two should I choose. I'm building a moderate gaming machine. I'm on a budget so if you're going to suggest a chip other than the two I mentioned it has to be under 90 bucks.

Anthlon chip

Phenom chip

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September 18, 2010 5:04:54 PM

i have the athlon II X3 in one PC (phenom II x4 in my other one). its an excellent CPU and rolli is correct, its better in the long run

that being said I would take the phenom II in a gaming machine. most games today still just use two cores and that won't change until new consoles come out. by that time I would upgrade the CPU anyways (the athlon X3 most likely would need an upgrade around the same time).

with all that being said, you really can't go wrong with getting either CPU. both are an excellent value
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September 18, 2010 10:55:34 PM

^+3. Grab the X3. UNLESS, you are running some programs that are really sensitive to cache. (There are VERY VERY few programs like this).
September 19, 2010 1:45:53 AM

X3 445. If you are lucky, you'll be able to unlock the 4th core and cache on it. If you are unlucky, you still have a pretty good CPU w/ 3 cores.

The Phenom II dual core offers the same chances of being lucky, but only two cores if you're not.