Phenom II X4 965 vs AMD Bulldozer FX-6100 vs FX-4170

Hi all,

I do alot of gaming on my PC and it needs an upgrade. I know that anything will give me a boost compared to what I have atm as it's been a while..

I have a budget, anything upto £200 max, for the whole bundle. I just want the best bang for my buck really and hope you guys can help..

I play mainly:

World of Warcraft
Guild Wars 2
Natural Selection 2
CS:GO
And every new MMO that comes out really..

I just want these to play seamlessly on a respectable graphics setting... Hopefully ultra with nice FPS!

I have 2 screens, which I stream music from and web browse etc mid game.

I'm looking for a bundle really as the 3 major components I want to upgrade are the:-

MoBo
CPU
RAM

I've found 3 on Amazon which I can't work out which will perform better for me..

FX-4170:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-Bulldozer-FX-4170-Quad-4-2GHz/dp/B007G8UPUY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1360062464&sr=8-2

FX-6100:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-Bulldozer-FX-6100-M5A78L-M-Motherboard/dp/B008TSAHG2/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=325L4KS2ME171&coliid=I3KSI5DNLLJ1VQ

Phenom II:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/ADMI-AMD-Phenom-3-4Ghz-PRE-ASSEMBLED/dp/B009C8R8GU/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=325L4KS2ME171&coliid=I35JNFJN7J0M7A

I currently have an NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250, which I wont be upgrading just yet..

Alot of threads ask the difference between them all, but most refer to recording using FRAPS. I just want to play them on max graphics seamlessly if I can is all.

If there's anything else that I'm missing, like do I need 4gb instead of 8gb etc etc..

Thanks in advance and sorry for the essay!
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  1. I suggest a 6300 if its out of the budget then a 965. You should also consider Intels i3 and pentium G series.
  2. +1 to 6300, i advise not to consider 6100 and 4170
  3. +1 6300, good bang per buck !
  4. I own the 6300. Its great if your going amd Go pile driver there actually decent cpus
  5. Thanks for all the replies on the 6300!

    I can't seem to find any bundles with them in though..

    My main concern is that I don't want to buy separate units and they don't fit.. Or that they don't go very well together..

    The closest I could find was this 6200 bundle:-
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/ADMI-AMD-Bulldozer-FX-6200-3-80GHz/dp/B0085VIMZG/ref=sr_1_6?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1360065345&sr=1-6

    Do I wait for the Piledriver series and see what they have to offer? In which case am I back to square one, deciding which is better?

    Thanks
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