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April 11, 2012 12:05:29 PM

Hi im building a new desktop and im having a dilemma WHICH CPU DO CHOOSE??? :( 

here is the build:

CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $30.44
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 ATX AM3+ $118.99
Memory Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $39.99
Video Card Galaxy GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB $216.98
Case Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower $49.99
Power Supply SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V $69.99
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $17.99

now the question is do i go with the fx 6200 @ $169.99 or the AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black @ $134.99?

Thanks in advance please help!

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April 11, 2012 12:13:55 PM

this is a no brainer, simply because its more powerful AND cheaper

the phenom II x4 980 black.
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April 11, 2012 1:34:01 PM

Meh. If you have the budget to go to $170, pick up an i5 of some sort. You'll see performance increases over the 980, and it's not much more expensive (for the 2400) than the FX 6200. You'll need to switch your motherboard too, but there's good offerings at the same price on the intel side.
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April 11, 2012 1:50:10 PM

If you are going to stay with AMD the Phenom II X4 980 BE is the better processor.
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April 11, 2012 2:33:21 PM

Im going to stay AMD so intel is out of the question
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