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October 11, 2012 12:48:28 AM

Hi I wanted a budget CPU or APU that's why i wanted to pick something from AMD.

I mainly use this for Browsing, Gaming, Recording Games, Multitasking and Video Editing also some Adobe After Effects..

I dont like Freezes or waiting too long for something to load..

My Current picks are

-AMD A10 5800k
-AMD FX 4100
-AMD FX 4170
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-AMD FX 6100

Also I found an old unopened i5 750 on a near store should I consider it too? since it is on the same Tier with the Phenom 1100T BE shown here in the Gaming CPU Hierarchy Chart http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o....

My Question is which of these Processors that I mentioned would you recommend?

I can't go any higher because my budget doesnt permit it.

*Don't recommend Intel Please because I can't find a cheap 2nd hand i5 2500k or 2300 on the net today..*
*And also 2nd hand Phenoms are Expensive.. I shouldve bought that 1100 last July when it was cheap.*

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October 11, 2012 12:51:27 AM

FX-6100 simply because it has more modules.
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October 11, 2012 1:25:28 AM

The A10 beats even the 8150. But, if you can wait 2 weeks, you can pick up the Piledriver FX-4350, which would be the best choice.
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October 11, 2012 1:40:45 AM

obsama1 said:
The A10 beats even the 8150. But, if you can wait 2 weeks, you can pick up the Piledriver FX-4350, which would be the best choice.


The FX 4350 would be faster than the A10 5800k right? Googling fx 4350.
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October 11, 2012 1:45:10 AM

Let's just say My old rig was a Core2Duo E8400 3.0Ghz and a GTS 250.

Will I really be able to notice a performance gain with the FX 6100 3.3Ghz? What might be the estimated performance gain by %?

Also I found an old unopened i5 750 on a near store should I consider it too? since it is on the same Tier with the Phenom 1100T BE shown here in the Gaming CPU Hierarchy Chart http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o....
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October 11, 2012 2:13:51 AM

Well The 750 is a good choice if its cheap, its slightly better than the FX6100 in games.

i5 750
FX4170
A10 5800k
FX6100
FX4100

from best gaming to worst gaming for the CPU you choose. The FX4170 is only on top over the 5800k since it OCs better.

The FX6100 has more modules so it will give the best video editing performance and will help a little when you are recording.
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October 11, 2012 2:17:45 AM

I agree w/obsama1. In a couple of weeks the new Piledriver chips will be out. They will be faster and the older chips will drop in price. So either way a little patience will probably pay off, big time!

Skip the 750, unless it is DIRT cheap.
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October 11, 2012 2:30:26 AM

esrever said:
Well The 750 is a good choice if its cheap, its slightly better than the FX6100 in games.

i5 750
FX4170
A10 5800k
FX6100
FX4100

from best gaming to worst gaming for the CPU you choose. The FX4170 is only on top over the 5800k since it OCs better.

The FX6100 has more modules so it will give the best video editing performance and will help a little when you are recording.


Here is the price comparison.

i5-750 = 119$
amd fx-6100 = 132$
A10 5800k = 135$

I won't buy online since it will cost more with shipping and that's because I'm from Asia..

If I can still hold it till December when the new FX will come out I think I'll be going FX-4350 but will it handle adobe after effects well?
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October 11, 2012 2:32:15 AM

It shouldn't be a problem handling adobe effects. That i5 looks like a really nice deal, if you can find a good price for a motherboard I think it worth it to get that.
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October 11, 2012 2:41:16 AM

esrever said:
It shouldn't be a problem handling adobe effects. That i5 looks like a really nice deal, if you can find a good price for a motherboard I think it worth it to get that.


the problem with i5 750 is can it use a ram clocked to 1800Mhz or more? I think it can only use 1300Mhz?
Can It record games well? and hmm after effects also? :??: 
and the graphics card bottleneck..
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October 11, 2012 2:50:00 AM

The ram clock speed doesn't matter much. It won't really show up unless you are specifically testing for it. It shouldn't have a problem recording and using effect since it is quad core. Its a good CPU, its really good if you overclock it if you need it.
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October 11, 2012 2:57:28 AM

esrever said:
The ram clock speed doesn't matter much. It won't really show up unless you are specifically testing for it. It shouldn't have a problem recording and using effect since it is quad core. Its a good CPU, its really good if you overclock it if you need it.


I think I found the best answer.. :lol:  I'm also reading and viewing tube videos in games that uses i5-750.. Thanks a lot for helping me find my budget CPU.

I forgot to thank you esrever. Thanks a lot!
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October 11, 2012 2:58:22 AM

Best answer selected by Zangy.
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October 11, 2012 3:25:01 AM

Okay, i'm just gonna summarize your available options and help you make a better decision. :) 

As amuffin suggested, the FX-6100 is an excellent option for multitasking, after effects and video encoding etc. With 6 cores at that price, the other chips simply can't touch it. For gaming, you can disable one module in the BIOS, and crank up the speeds on your pseudo quad core for more FPS :)  If your playing games that utilize more than 4 cores, you can always switch it back to the 6core that it was.

The 965 as regor245 suggested is a really good idea IMO if your running low on cash. Cheap mobo's are readily available, plus they can OC easily with a cheap aftermarket cooler. Staying on an AM3+ socket will also help you upgrade to a steamroller chip down the road in a few years time if need be.
Other than that, you can wait for the FX 4320, but i'm pretty sure it will be overpriced upon launch, especially in asia.

The 750 is a really good chip, but the death of its socket is something that would irritate me a bit, but then that's just me.

Cheers, all the best with your decision making :) 

PS:- The FX can handle well threaded stuff quite well, as you can see in the link below,
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/windows-7-hotfix-bu...
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October 11, 2012 4:09:22 AM

I just got back from the store where they still got that 1 last piece of unopened i5-750 and unfortunately the motherboard is unavailable and it is really hard to find..

@$hawn I'm looking at the 6100 right now.. I'm thinking that I need the processor right now and that I'll buy it, and because I have an AM3+ motherboard I can still sell the 6100 in the future and get a streamroller right? Plus I can still some juice by OC'ng..

Does the 6100 bottleneck the most latest graphics cards today?
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October 11, 2012 5:11:19 AM

zangy said:
I just got back from the store where they still got that 1 last piece of unopened i5-750 and unfortunately the motherboard is unavailable and it is really hard to find..

@$hawn I'm looking at the 6100 right now.. I'm thinking that I need the processor right now and that I'll buy it, and because I have an AM3+ motherboard I can still sell the 6100 in the future and get a streamroller right? Plus I can still some juice by OC'ng..

Does the 6100 bottleneck the most latest graphics cards today?

If you OC the 6100, it will be no problem with any graphics card. I would suggest waiting for the 6350 or 4350 tho.
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