They are both the same price on newegg but I'd have to get an AM3+ of FX Mobo wich might not fit in my $600 budget. Currently selected 955 with MSI 760GM-E51 Mobo. (looking for a cheaper mobo with the same exact stuff on it)
OS: W7 Home Premium 64bit System Builders $100
Mobo: MSI 760GM-E51 $70 (no more rebate)
CPU: Phenom II x4 955 BE $112
GPU: ATI 6970 $130/ $115 after mail in rebate (banwith's MUCH fater)
(460 and 850 far to expensive. looked on NCIX Amazon Newegg Fry's Electronics)
Above all locally bought
NEO ECO 520C 520w Continuous Power $50/ MIR $45 (missed promo code) Newegg
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 4gb 1333 $26 Newegg
Case: Rosewill R102-P-BK Mid-Tower $30 Amazon ( DEFINITELY NEED A DIFFERENT CASE )
HDD: Seagate 500gb $45 Newegg
DVDD: ASUS 24x DVD Burner $22 Newegg or local (whatever's cheapest)
Without MIR: $595
I can push past the budget a LIL for the case.
Plus for the record I'm most likely going to get the parts on Black Friday. Well thats the plan at least
Sorry for the long post. I just figured to include everything so you can calculate how to fit in any price changes.
My bad guys its a 6790. But this is the thing I dont get... its clocked @3.6 and as far a I know, there are no differences as far as the architecture. Well that would make a difference.
But it still applies, the Fx series, though it's crap against intel, is the best series AMD's put out right?
The reason people are upset with AMD is because it still doesnt match up with a quad (i7) even with 8cores.
Point being, wouldnt the architecture of the FX be better than a Phenom II back from like 08-09? On top of a better clock speed?
This was just my logic and thats wh I made the post to be sure.
AMD managed to make bulldozer slower than K10. That 3.6Ghz FX 4100 falls between an A6 2.6Ghz and A8 2.9Ghz processor, both slower than the Phenom II 955.
"When it comes to performance we were shocked to see the AMD A8-3850 'Llano' processor and the Socket FM1 platform performing better than the AMD FX-4100 'Bulldozer' processor and the Socket AM3+ platform. We quickly found out that the FX-4100 was priced this low as it needed to be. The performance of the FX-4100 wasn't awful, but we didn't expect to see the AMD A6-3650 running at 2.6GHz to beat the AMD FX-4100 running at 3.6GHz in benchmarks like POV-Ray and Cinebench"