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Fx-4100 vs phenom II x4?

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July 9, 2012 6:25:32 PM

which is better overall and gaming pc? the perticular model for the phenom im thinking about is 965, so assuming I want to overclock to 4Ghz or so, which one is better and will deliver a better game performance with the radeon hd 6870?
I was thinking about getting 2600K Ivy Bridge before, but finding a cheap board for that that doesn't have major flaws seems impossible.

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July 9, 2012 6:34:23 PM

Go for the Phenom. Its is far, far better than the FX4100.
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July 9, 2012 6:43:08 PM

The Phenom is a lot better value for money and beats the FX4100 in every single benchmark. Phenom is has legitimate cores whereas the FX line has integer cores :) 
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July 9, 2012 6:57:44 PM

Agreed, Phenom all the way!

The Phenom will perform better in most scenarios (my brother and I both personally use an X4 955 paired with a 560 Ti and 6870 respectively).
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July 9, 2012 7:01:45 PM

If you can get your 965 to 4GHz you are laughing, it will stomp the 4100 every day of the week,

@Mocchan, post a thread in W/c section when you are ready mate :) 
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July 9, 2012 7:11:42 PM

Motopsychojdn said:
If you can get your 965 to 4GHz you are laughing, it will stomp the 4100 every day of the week,
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@Mocchan, post a thread in W/c section when you are ready mate :) 
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Will do! :D  :sol: 
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July 9, 2012 7:12:52 PM

Thanks for the replies guys, guys, now since everyones agreed on the same thing i can't really pick a best answer, so one more quick one.
The phenom 965 is obviously a great cpu and aged well, but that doesn't change the fact that its still old, so would it be worth to invest in the I5-2500k/2600k if im on a budget build?
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July 9, 2012 7:13:51 PM

acciunt said:
Thanks for the replies guys, guys, now since everyones agreed on the same thing i can't really pick a best answer, so one more quick one.
The phenom 965 is obviously a great cpu and aged well, but that doesn't change the fact that its still old, so would it be worth to invest in the I5-2500k/2600k if im on a budget build?


Oh yes, if your budget allows, the i5 2500k is a great way to go. It'll overclock like a beast, and it'll smoke the Phenom out of the water :lol: 

The Phenom is a very modest chip, but when compared with an i5-2500k, there's no discussion there.
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July 9, 2012 7:31:45 PM

Yup, if you can afford the Intel get that, but the Deneb chip is AMD's best offering
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July 9, 2012 7:36:53 PM

If i was buying today i'd buy the 4100 only because it can do 4.8Ghz+. The Phenom II should top out around 4Ghz
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July 9, 2012 7:48:01 PM

4.2/4.3GHz is about the most normally although mine has 4.5GHz as shown above but thats not normal for a PII
and really anything over 4GHz with four real cores isn't going to struggle gaming at the moment, its Epeen more than a need, unless you are feeding three graphics cards on six/twelve screens then 4GHz is plenty for most folks use,
remember the 4100 isn't a true quadcore chip
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July 9, 2012 7:49:57 PM

Motopsychojdn said:
4.2/4.3GHz is about the most normally although mine has 4.5GHz as shown above but thats not normal for a PII
and really anything over 4GHz isn't going to struggle gaming at the moment, its Epeen more than a need, unless you are feeding three graphics cards on six/twelve screens then 4GHz is plenty for most folks use
Moto


To add onto this, I'm quite happy with the results I'm getting with my 3.8Ghz PII X4 955 :lol:  Upgrading is tempting but why would I upgrade if I'm getting happy results? :D 
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July 9, 2012 7:51:23 PM

Motopsychojdn said:
4.2/4.3GHz is about the most normally although mine has 4.5GHz as shown above but thats not normal for a PII
and really anything over 4GHz with four real cores isn't going to struggle gaming at the moment, its Epeen more than a need, unless you are feeding three graphics cards on six/twelve screens then 4GHz is plenty for most folks use,
remember the 4100 isn't a true quadcore chip
Moto



With water cooling it'll do that speed but for most people with a hyper 212+ 4Ghz will be the limit.
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July 9, 2012 9:04:22 PM

Best answer selected by acciunt.
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July 9, 2012 9:04:59 PM

thanks everyone! so im gonna save up a little bit more and get myself an i5, wish me luck!
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July 9, 2012 9:06:19 PM

Good luck and have fun! :) 
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