Planning on building a system and can't decide between these two CPU's. I know the 955 is older, has two less cores, and is clocked slower but its also ~40$ cheaper. Would the 955 bottleneck an HD 7850? I could always upgrade to the fx-6300 in the future anyways once the 955 gets too outdated. Any opinions?
Hm, I would get a HAF 912 from newegg - good case for 60$, lots of slots and space. And just get Windows 8, a lot cheaper.
I was pretty set on all of my other parts which is why I think i'll just go with the 955. Thank you for the help though, I realize the 6300 is probably the better choice. Just doesn't fit in my budget right now