Hmm....looks pretty good....I'd have to OC it quite a bit though and honestly, that's something I'm fairly nervous about. If I OC this to about 3.1 ghz, how will it compare to a 4.1 ghz fx 6200?
Not really the best suggestion... First I would check with the manufacturer of the motherboard you plan to purchase to see if their motherboard will support the FX 6300. Or get a motherboard that will support the FX 6300.
A Phenom II at 3.1Ghz won't really do much compared to a 2nd Gen FX at 4.1GHz. The best you could do if you're dead set on not purchasing a Piledriver CPU is look for a Phenom II X6 1090T or 1100T. The unlocked multiplier should make overclocking to 4GHz or higher relatively easy and come closer to the performance of the FX chips...