Hey all- I just wanted to see if anyone thought this was a justifiable option to kill two birds with one stone. I am considering picking up an FX8150 to replace the X4 965 I have OC'ed to a stable 4.0 (4.2 when I feel like pushing it) and then use the Phenom to take the place of my Athlon X3 455 running a second rig. The fact I can only OC the Athlon via FSB frequency increases has been a pain- it would be nice to have an unlocked multiplier for increased flexibility in finding a stable default OC config. The First system is more of a performance rig with a HD6870, Intel 520 SSD and 16gb of memory to work with. The second is just setup in the bedroom corner for minor tasks and light browsing- has a HD 6670, Intel 330 SSD and 8gb of memory. Also worth noting the First rig has a solid SeaSonic M12 PSU whereas the second has an iffy (but so far dependable) Cooler Master Extreme 500w PSU.
Not a real gamer, which I know would kill the 8150 as a smart idea immediately. More use of a lot of simultaneously running programs of lesser individual strain.