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