Ok guys so i play newer games and was looking at some fx cpu's from amd like the 4170 and 6100. so i was looking around and people keep saying the phenoms are still better and now i dont know what to do.
Are u overclocking? or prefer lower temps? then sure for the cost to cooling, recommended is a cooler master hyper 212 evo/+. If u want leds just replace the one fan or get two for push pull with 120mm led fans or something
i3 is a dual core with HT which if not an i7 i dont like lol even tho for its single core performance, fx has multi thread performance, and has best performance for its cost, and is basically on par with an i3, just with 6 module cores instead of the faster i3 HT quad core
Multithreaded performance is only an issue for certain things, certainly not gaming and day to day performance. The i3 is also better at power efficiency, heat, ect. Motherboards are a little bit cheaper as well (B75).
SOME games, not very many. The FX 6300 isn't a bad CPU, but the i3 3220 is still a better choice for gaming. If any AMD CPU is best optimized for gaming it'd have to be the Phenom II x4. Get a 965 BE and overclock it to 4.0GHz and it will be better than the FX 8350 at gaming and per core performance.