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Total: 23 votes (4 blank votes)

  • FX-4100
  • 0 %
  • Phenom II 960T
  • 74 %
  • i3-2100
  • 27 %
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April 26, 2012 6:27:16 PM

FX-4100 $60 (with Hyper 212 Evo for OC along with better case for airflow)
Phenom II 960T $50 (with Hyper 212 Evo for OC along with better case for airflow)
i3-2100 $100

If I went AMD, I'd get a Asrock 970 Extreme4 motherboard.
If I went Intel, I'd get a Asrock H61M/U3S3.

I think this heavily favors the AMD CPU's no?

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April 26, 2012 8:16:32 PM

Quote:
Samuel stop making threads for a reaction.


This is for my friend.
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April 26, 2012 8:58:15 PM

Hi :) 

AMD 1100T ...

All the best Brett :) 
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April 26, 2012 9:08:21 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

AMD 1100T ...

All the best Brett :) 



If you can find one at a reasonable price....
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April 26, 2012 9:10:20 PM

the 960t is the most balanced CPU and at those prices the best one. Might even unlock to a 6 core just in case you need it in some games.
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April 26, 2012 9:13:32 PM

Unfortunately, our local Microcenter is out of the 960T's. Should I wait for more or get the FX?
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April 26, 2012 9:32:14 PM

I'd wait too but if you need it soon the FX4100 isn't that much worse of a deal.
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April 27, 2012 12:23:56 AM

My FX was so bad I ended up trading it in to go back to a Phenom II. I got lucky and found the 960T, it is a much more efficient/more versatile CPU.

PS where the hell did you find a 960T for $50 bucks ?!?!? I paid $100 for mine from MC.
April 27, 2012 1:59:17 AM

Well the benchmarks don't lie the core i3 2100 is faster when it comes to gaming and more power efficient. I don't get the purpose of these threads when the info is readily available. Socket AM3 + is dead there's no other cpu better than the one you are considering at least for gaming that is.

Then again you are about to get the 960t for 60 dlls which is dirt cheap. I'd say go with the 960t.
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April 27, 2012 2:05:42 AM

I would say either the I3 or Phenom II. There is no way I would get a Bulldozer if your main purpose for this computer is going to be gaming.
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April 27, 2012 6:22:47 AM

samuelspark said:
FX-4100 $60 (with Hyper 212 Evo for OC along with better case for airflow)
Phenom II 960T $50 (with Hyper 212 Evo for OC along with better case for airflow)
i3-2100 $100

If I went AMD, I'd get a Asrock 970 Extreme4 motherboard.
If I went Intel, I'd get a Asrock H61M/U3S3.

I think this heavily favors the AMD CPU's no?

Links to those prices please.

Because last I checked the 960T sold for around $125: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 27, 2012 8:40:23 AM

jaguarskx said:
If you can find one at a reasonable price....



If you can find one at all you mean.


----

amuffin,

1045T aint the same animal as a 1090/1100T Black edition sadly.
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April 27, 2012 8:41:19 AM

Plasmid said:
Well the benchmarks don't lie the core i3 2100 is faster when it comes to gaming and more power efficient. I don't get the purpose of these threads when the info is readily available. Socket AM3 + is dead there's no other cpu better than the one you are considering at least for gaming that is.

Then again you are about to get the 960t for 60 dlls which is dirt cheap. I'd say go with the 960t.

Lets be reasonable. The LGA1155 socket is equally dead.
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April 27, 2012 9:11:57 AM

samuelspark said:
FX-4100 $60 (with Hyper 212 Evo for OC along with better case for airflow)
Phenom II 960T $50 (with Hyper 212 Evo for OC along with better case for airflow)
i3-2100 $100

If I went AMD, I'd get a Asrock 970 Extreme4 motherboard.
If I went Intel, I'd get a Asrock H61M/U3S3.

I think this heavily favors the AMD CPU's no?


i would suggest 960t.
BTW,your quote should be g500+x4!
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April 27, 2012 9:17:33 AM

nekulturny said:
Lets be reasonable. The LGA1155 socket is equally dead.


You're correct my friend...
But still, dead for dead I stay with the faster
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April 27, 2012 9:34:34 AM

vitornob said:
You're correct my friend...
But still, dead for dead I stay with the faster

I'll take a quad core over a dual core any day though. The rules of horseshoes and hand grenades (close enough) apply to the gaming performance of Phenom II and i3-2100. BTW, did you check out my Metro 2033 screenies in the other thread? Something fishy there.
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April 27, 2012 10:16:03 AM

I'm getting them at Microcenter and if I get them with a motherboard, I get $40 off.
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April 27, 2012 10:28:15 AM

samuelspark said:
http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/AMDbundl...

List of bundable CPU's.

Any AM3 motherboard gives the discount.

Aww.. Than yea, go with the 960T. Don't expect it, but you may be able to unlock two more cores making it a 6 core. I've heard rumors that it is possible, but I don't know how to go about doing it.
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