i know there are better 6 cores, but the prices are all rising way too high for what its worth to me, and it's so hard to find any of them anymore in the phenoms.
i'm still curious though, if i manage to OC the 6100 to around 4.4/4.5ghz, wouldn't it run better than the i3? then ill have a better multitasking and gaming cpu, rather than just the better fps of the i3.
there are better 4 cores than the 6100......
have you looked into the 965 or 980 BE? those are great cpus and still beat out the FX processors per clock and in gaming. you can still hit up am3+ boards and decide to upgrade later when the better revisions come out for amd
You should pick up a 960T if you're gonna go AMD... it is much better than an fx 6100.
And it's not hard to find... Newegg has them in stock for $125.
Edit #2 - I'm thinking throughout this post of the 4.0 GHz performance of both the fx 6100 and the 960T, not their stock performance.
thanks a million, ill try and get the 960t and OC it. please though (not you bigmack) but if you guys are going to recommend other AMD processors- specifically phenom IIs- please provide a link, because I'm having a lot of trouble finding things besides that 960t. i REALLY appreciate all the input ive got though, its helped a lot