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Extra two cores and more L2 Cache for $20?

Hey, I'm purchasing a CPU for a new build and I'm stuck between
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286 (AMD FX-6300)
and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103960 (AMD FX-8150)

I noticed that AMD FX-6300 has a higher benchmark????
Predominately I will be gaming on my PC, but I want to be able to do whatever I want with it.
Currently with the promotion code, the FX-8150 is only $20 more than the FX-6300.
I will be running 16GB 1866 RAM, HD 7870 GHZ ED., ASRock 970 EXTREME3 (MOBO).

What do you guys think? Slap an extra $20 on it? Or is the FX-6300 really better for my situation. (Act like they are the same price basically)
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  1. FX-6300 is better for gaming...This is the order of the CPU's for gaming AMD wise IMO...
    8350,8320,6300,4300*,8150,8120, and so on...

    * the 4300 will be better in games that use fewer cores so in some situations the 8150 and 8120 will be better.
  2. You really should be debating between the 8320 and the 6300 imo...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113285&Tpk=8320
    If $180 is to much get the FX-6300.
  3. Thanks Derza, Yea, I just thought automatically that 8150 was better in my case, derp :). Hmmm, that 8320 looks delicious.
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    anthonyp619 said:
    Thanks Derza, Yea, I just thought automatically that 8150 was better in my case, derp :). Hmmm, that 8320 looks delicious.


    If you just want the best you can get in the current motherboard you have, go with this :
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113284&Tpk=8350
  5. Ugh why'd you suggest the FX-8350... You just made me cave and buy the CPU I really wanted XD!
  6. Best answer selected by anthonyp619.
  7. From my understanding the 6300 might actually be faster because it has the pile-driver chipset instead of the bulldozer.
  8. The 8320 and 8350 are both piledriver.
  9. Lol happy I could help you Anthonyp619!
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