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February 18, 2012 3:24:41 AM

i am thinking about getting a AMD Phenom™ II X6 for this system

ASUS M5A99X Evo
XFX Radeon HD 6850 Fansink 775MHZ 1GB
Western Digital Caviar Black 500 gb
Corsair TX750
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB
Zalman Z9 Plus
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo

which AMD Phenom™ II X6 would you suggest or should i think about a bulldozer i have heard nothing but bad things about the bulldozer any suggestions or disscusions about this

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February 18, 2012 3:40:54 AM

it depends, what do you plan to do with the system?
February 18, 2012 3:41:28 AM

i take it it you already have the system so what was your older CPU?
what do you plan to do with your new CPU?
you know there is no difference between a phenom II X4 and X6 in gaming?
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February 18, 2012 3:42:06 AM

suggest 1090T BE
February 18, 2012 4:21:09 AM

BigMack70 said:
If you must go AMD, I suggest the 960T instead of a pricier x6.

It's $125 on newegg, seems to have about a 50% chance to unlock to a 6 core, and overclocks like a champ. It's AMD's best CPU value right now. I've been very happy with mine.


how do i try to unlock it to a six core
i have a AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black
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February 18, 2012 4:35:12 AM

unless you do video editing or rendering, the 6 cores really aren't useful compared to the 4 cores.
February 18, 2012 4:40:28 AM

Best answer selected by geo22.
February 18, 2012 5:02:11 AM

I'd grab the 1055t. You COULD go with the 960T, but those two extra cores are not always going to unlock, much less work (esp if ur OC'ing).

I've had the 1055t since it came out and I can get mine up to 4.4Ghz at 1.65v and I've been running it at 287*14=4.02Ghz 1.45v for about a year and a half, since launch with no problems at all.

The 1090BE or 1100BE MAY OC higher and the do have an unlocked multiplier, but that's no garantee that they will reach a higher OC at all. It's just another way of getting to the same place.

If you're really going to drop that kind of cash on an AMD CPU right now, I'd spend the $150 for 1055t and that way at least you'll KNOW you're getting six working cores and I'm telling you that AMD's manufacturing for those chips is SO Mature, that you'll most likely get just as good of an OC out of it as you would a more expensive model.

Personally, I love AMD and my 1055t at 4ghz is plenty for anything I can throw at it right now, but I must admit. If I had to build a brand new system right now, I'd have to go with Intel. Even though a 2600k would cost about $200-$250 more than a 1055t build (w/mobo and CPU), I'd say the OC potential of the Intel chip along with single core performance per mhz anyway would justify the price...to me anyway.

Good luck, either way you go.

BTW, you COULD sell your CPU on eBay and mitigate your cost. Just like "Best Answer" said though, I wouldn't do it if your only concern is gaming. Now, if you're doing video manipulation, 3D rendering or unziping a lot of files using 7zip, etc, aka highly threaded apps..then it might be worth the 50bucks or so that it would cost you after selling your current 4 core.
February 18, 2012 11:13:05 AM

amd processor are *** intel is best
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February 18, 2012 2:02:41 PM

pell380 said:
amd processor are *** intel is best


Thats the kind of nonsensical idiotic statement we don't appreciate here at Toms, and especially not off a regular!
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