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AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE vs AMD FX-4170 Zambezi

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December 19, 2012 11:33:01 PM

Hello, I am trying to decide which CPU to get (Phemon II X4 965 or FX-4170 Zambzei) for a computer that will be used for a moderate amount of gaming. I am somewhat new to this so I am not entirely sure which is better at doing what. They are relatively close in price so that isn't an issue. Thanks!

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December 19, 2012 11:36:59 PM

I'd go for the Phenom II X4 965, it will cost cheaper and offer similar performance. You can use that money for the video card or a great CPU cooler like the Hyper 212 EVO for overclocking it.
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December 19, 2012 11:39:06 PM

Considering that Bulldozer was so bad that it got beaten out by the older Phenom II there is no point getting the Bulldozer.
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December 19, 2012 11:53:34 PM

Thanks for the responses. It seems like the Phenom II is a bit better for the money. If I wanted to overclock the CPU I take it none of them are significantly better than the other?
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December 19, 2012 11:55:30 PM

No the Phenom II doesn't blow the Bulldozer out of the water but it is better despite being the older CPU. Both can be overclocked.
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