ok well that solves my problem then... now if a intel person can please explain to me why everyone HATES the fx series?
There are probably a bazillion (that is a lot) threads on Tom's Forums that bash the FX series in some fashion. Essentially, the FX CPUs (I have one ) did not live up to the hype that was lauded onto them before they were released. They are very good CPUs, but in terms of raw perforamce, Intel is leading the pack.
Your question is the type that often triggers the AMD vs. Intel "holy wars". Be careful of "flames" here.