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January 27, 2013 12:03:44 PM

Currently, I'm building a PC and I can get a Phenom II X6 1090T for 112 or a FX 6300 for 140.
I'm mainly going to be surfing the web and playing games like far cry 3 and black ops 2. What do you guys suggest?

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January 27, 2013 3:01:52 PM

The FX6300.
January 27, 2013 3:22:11 PM

I disagree with rolli, go for the phenom, the single core performance is ~30% higher than the 6300 despite the older architecture. I'm not sure where you are going to find the phenom but if you have a source, go ahead and buy it.
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January 27, 2013 4:00:10 PM

+1 ^ phenom is better than fx 6300.fx 6300 has poor single threaded performance compared to phenom x6.
January 27, 2013 4:49:52 PM

Where the heck can you buy a 1090T? anyway go for that, if just for the rarity haha.
January 27, 2013 10:03:43 PM

Thanks for the input, guys. I decided to go with the Phenom
January 27, 2013 10:07:23 PM

Yeah i just checked the 1090t just went out of stock so phenom ii x6 1045t or fx 6300
January 27, 2013 11:26:35 PM

Since the 1090 is out of stock go with the 6300, you can overclock the 6300 so you'll end up getting much better performance. I wish AMD would step up it's game and have processors that can beat ones from 3 years ago :\
January 27, 2013 11:30:34 PM

Ok I will but what is your opinion on the 1045T?
January 28, 2013 12:08:13 AM

STOP do not buy a phenom x6

First the amd fx 6300 IS the newer piledriver core cpi not the older bullerdozer cpu the newer 6300 is just as fast or may be a little faster that a 1090t plus the 6300 is 32nm cpu which means it WILL run alot cooler also has more l2 and l3 cache has faster ram suppport and a better memory controller and more power efficient. Hope you look at this before u buy if you have any doubts just google piledriver vs phenom x6 for benchmarks
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January 28, 2013 12:16:09 AM

Amd 6300 is a great chip i own one overclocked to 4.5ghz. It just smashes games. Dont buy a phenom its a old cpu. the fx 6300 for gaming is better


Look at the bottom gaming benchmarks the 6300 is faster.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/146?vs=699
January 28, 2013 12:59:11 AM

Thanks guys I've switched to back the fx 6300
January 28, 2013 1:05:08 AM

Yeah I just finished placing my order and its coming in 5 to 8 business days
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January 28, 2013 1:21:47 AM

Nice choice man! Its a great cpu esspically for the price you gonna overclock it too?
January 28, 2013 9:37:31 AM

You made the right choice but the 1090t still would've been better. For those that were saying it's less efficient, that's false, they both have the same thermal ceiling, and they both use 32nm transistors. The phenom II x6 1090t would still be slightly better, but since those have long since disappeared, you made the right choice.
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January 28, 2013 9:57:00 AM

I don't get it

Isn't the Bulldozer series meant to faster than the Phenom series? Even though it was pretty bad.

And isn't the Piledriver series meant to be better than the Bulldozer series?

So how is the Phenom better than the Piledriver?
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January 28, 2013 10:05:47 AM

Its not. in gaming piledriver is faster
January 28, 2013 12:18:55 PM

@stantheman123 yeah Im going to overclock a lot. I need a good aftermarket fan/heatsink though. Anybody got recommendations? And @kajunchicken I would have liked to get the 1090t too but it went out of stock and isnt going to be restocked in a while :/ 
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January 28, 2013 12:39:39 PM

Get the asus. I got the 990fx asus. I just hit over 5ghz stable on it haha
January 28, 2013 1:26:54 PM

I will but does anyone have a good fan/heatsink that they can recommend for the am3+ mobos
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January 28, 2013 1:38:15 PM

Hyper 212 Plus/Evo
January 28, 2013 3:40:12 PM

^ +1, or you can get a water block and try to really overclock it :) 
January 28, 2013 4:56:21 PM

One more question, HIS Radeon HD 7850 or Nvidia 650 TI?
January 28, 2013 10:05:06 PM

Easily the 7850. Just double check that your power supply is big enough.
January 29, 2013 12:09:23 AM

Is 500 watts enough for a HIS Radeon HD 7850 and a FX 6300?
January 29, 2013 12:09:46 AM

I meant 620 watts sorry
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January 29, 2013 12:42:08 AM

Yea u got the hyper evo 212+ Temps are great even what at 4.5ghz.

Also 620w is easily enough. however which brand powersupply is it?
make sure its a good brand one like corsair,xfx,seasonic,antec, etc
January 29, 2013 10:20:59 AM

antec and 80 plus bronze
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