Amd cpu

so fx 8120 with stock fan or AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition with hyper 212+ fan.

i dont game much, just like to play around with alot of apps. let me know, ill be ordering tonight!!!
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  1. So what are you planning to do besides gaming?

    If you're planning to do CAD work or other software that you know is multithreaded then i'd go with the FX 8120, you'll see better results. For standard things like web browsing or just other random little peices of software then i'd probably drop down to the cheaper Athlon II series of chips, granted if you could spend a little more i'd probably go pick go with a Core i3 chip, but you would need a new board.

    If you have to pick between only between those two then th Phenom II X4 would probably be the better fit for just ''playing around with lots of apps''. I'd only go with the 8120 for more CPU intensive things needing to be done.
  2. I'd go for the Phenom II X4 975BE. You can easily OC those to 3.8~4.0Ghz on air.

    Honestly can't recommend anything BullDozer right now, maybe next iteration.
  3. The Phenom II is at least equal to the FX in quality and it costs less.

    In my opinion it's the better buy.
  4. i mess around alot with cad and photo editing
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