Amd phenom 965 vs Fx-4300 vs A10-58000k first build.

Im looking to build a new desktop. It will be used mostly for app development w/ Eclipse IDE, some video and pic editing w/ CS2 and Photoshop, and just regular home use. Im looking to somewhat future proof this a bit. I want a fast pc so im looking for quad cores over 3.4ghz or higher and w/ overclocking abilities made simple. Gaming is not a big deal for me as i only play iRacing on the pc. Ive narrowed my searches down to the AMD phenom 965 be black edition, the FX 4300, and the A10-5800k apu. Theyre all priced around the same other than the phenom w/ is cheaper, but thats not a real issue for me. Which is the processor that would work best for me?? This is my first build as well I would like to keep it under $450, i already have the tower and optical drive. Help w/ a mobo would be appreciated as well. Thanks for any help.
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  1. Are you planning not to buy any discrete video cards? If not then the A10-5800k is the way to go. If you are heading in to buying a discrete video card then the FX-4300 is the way to go, it can overclock quite well.
  2. Future proofing is impossible with computers.

    I'd suggest the cheapest. They are all good, with the A10 a lil' worse than the other two.
  3. if youre not to do multi tasking, you good with a i3 intel.
    but on your choices i recommend the FX and a 990fx chipset mobo.
  4. the OP needs a discrete video card. just like what he said.
    its for video editing and photoshops
  5. Yes i plan on a video card, nothing to crazy though.
  6. neemo6 said:
    Yes i plan on a video card, nothing to crazy though.


    What are you considering for your video card? You should consider the HD 7770 or the GTX 650 ti.
  7. the denab first the 4300 second and the a10 third. the a10 i would have chosen first, but you mentioned that your going to get another video card. the a10 has actually out performed some intel i5's in non benchmark test.
  8. go for the fx4300 and a decent mid end card eg,,hd7770,6870,gtx460 and youll have a killer editing machine and a nice gaming rig
  9. Why not fx 6300 if its only $10 more? I would do that if i were you.
  10. $450 budget is a little tough for the things you're looking to do. However, I would agree with aslator; for only $10 more, the FX-6300 will bring you significantly more performance.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($115.50 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $530.43
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  11. What makes the 6300 better? Its rated a 3.5ghz and the 4300@3.8ghz. Just curious as im no expert by any means.
  12. neemo6 said:
    What makes the 6300 better? Its rated a 3.5ghz and the 4300@3.8ghz. Just curious as im no expert by any means.


    Well the architecture is just a bit better but I say the difference is very little. I believe its only a few dollars for a difference but if your money is tight then just go with the FX-4300. Anyways the FX-series don't really use traditional cores so I don't think the extra two cores will be so helpful unless doing rendering.

    Edit: Found some benchmarks about them, you can see not too much of a difference, for only $10 it wouldn't hurt to go get a FX-6300.
    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/57615-amd-vishera-fx-6300-fx-4300-review-15.html
  13. ^ Just FYI, the FX-6300 and FX-4300 share the same architecture :) It's just a matter of how many Modules they have to make up the final 'core' count :)
  14. ^Apologies about the error, anyways what would you go for the FX-4300 or FX-6300?
  15. No worries :)

    I would personally go for the FX-6300. It's only $10 more expensive than the FX-4300 for a bit more multi-threaded performance. Given that the stock AMD cooler will suffice for small overclocks (300Mhz is very achievable), the FX-6300 is a very attractive option.

    Also, take into consideration that if you find that games work better on an FX-4300 over the FX-6300, you can always disable a Module inside BIOS to get a pseudo-FX-4300 :)
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