I'm hoping for some educated opinions on this question.
PhenomII X4 965 BE @ Newegg for $99... or
PhenomII X6 1090T BE @ eBay $89 current bid
Of course Newegg is a sure thing with warranty while eBay is not, plus its anybody's guess what the high bid will end up being.
The only CPU intensive task I do is gaming... no video encoding, archiving, etc. ...
Benchmarks I have seen put them pretty close in performance, the biggest difference being that the X6 appears to be able to OC a bit higher. I'll be pairing it up with an HD 7850 on an ASRock A780GXE 128M as an upgrade from my old X2 550 BE / HD 4870 (Yes I'd buy a whole new platform, but the bank account won't permit that at this time)
Please wade in with info, especially if you have experience with either/both of the CPUs.
at the price, get the 1090T, they are normally able to get 4 - 4.2ghz just like the 965. But the 2 extra cores would just help in background tasks. They are pretty much the same CPU, just 1 is a quad and the other is a hex, Day and night difference, no, but I think its worth it. the 1090T is hard to find under 100$ any more.