+1. The stock AMD Coolers have a tendency to suck, especially for their higher TDP chips. For $20 (on sale) you can get a Hyper 212+, which is an AMAZING budget cooler. I have one on my 1100T, and it never gets over 46 degrees C, and idles from 28-32 C. (Ambient temps of 24 C). It's also a lot quieter than the stock cooler. I would hugely recommend buying one. Also, for gaming the X4 is probably going to be better, since it has an unlocked multiplier for easy overclocking (it should run fine at 4GHz- I can get my 1100T to 4Ghz, but I really don't need it.) Most games aren't very multi-threaded either (enough to use 6 cores well), which is a plus for the X4.