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Toms hardware amd fx-6100 3 3ghz socket am3 six-core desktop processor

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January 31, 2012 7:53:40 PM

Hello,
I am building a new gamer PC but am on a it of a budget I'd fond the fx-6100 for 159.99 but was wondering if there is a huge difference from the fx-4100 other than the quad to six core differrence. Is it worth it to spend the extra 50 bucks for the six core?? Please help

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January 31, 2012 8:30:17 PM

do you have a the motherboard already? if not i would go with a Intel setup. I have been a AMD guy forever and even have a 955 overclocked to 4ghz... the only thing is that i just read this review: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-a...
Intel's i3-2100 beats the 955 overclocked. not by much, but enough to where i say get a 1155 motherboard with a i3-2100 and get a i5-2500k one day when you want to upgrade. The review should also answer your question ;) 
hope i helped
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January 31, 2012 8:47:01 PM

This is what I have for mobo GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
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January 31, 2012 8:53:10 PM

^^^ he won't notice any difference on his budget...
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