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Fx-4170 vs fx-6300

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February 15, 2013 9:35:06 PM

Hi there,

Just wanted to know what would be better for gaming an fx-4170 4.2ghz or an fx-6300 3.5ghz.

I intend to use them with a Radeon 7850, if this will effect the decision.

Thanks in advance.

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February 15, 2013 9:43:53 PM

Both will not bottleneck the gpu, but i rather get the FX-6300, it has a lower power consumption and overall it's a better cpu from the piledriver architecture.
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February 15, 2013 9:54:36 PM

^agreed. I'd get the FX6300 as well.
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February 16, 2013 7:01:13 AM

fx6300 +1
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February 16, 2013 7:21:27 AM

agree. go for 6300
February 16, 2013 8:11:46 AM

Well looks like the 6300 is the way to go.

Thanks everyone!
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February 16, 2013 9:27:10 AM


Get a motherboard with strong PWM if possible -- something like the Gigabyte 970 -UD3.

The FX630 will likely clock quite nicely :) 

February 16, 2013 9:37:17 AM

What about if I didn't overclock it? Would the 6300 still be a better choice?
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February 16, 2013 9:38:48 AM

FX6300 all the way. But both want to be overclocked.
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February 16, 2013 9:46:51 AM




It's so easy, even can do it !!

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February 16, 2013 9:46:55 AM

I am not sure if a 7850 would need OC'ed 6300. I think it will handle easily it at stock @ 1080p. Correct me if I am wrong.
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February 16, 2013 11:52:39 AM

No, you don't need an OC'd 6300. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't OC it, since with AMD it's FREE unlike Intel nowadays ;) 
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