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February 28, 2013 11:59:04 PM

What AMD CPU can i get for 140$ tops? Using it for gaming.

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March 1, 2013 12:02:48 AM

If you need a integrated graphics this would do fine: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
if you need brute CPU power this would work too:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... albeit that one is almost borderline over budget

and this one is a quad core instead of a hexacore Vishera

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Edit- Whoops wrong link.
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March 1, 2013 12:07:02 AM

Whats the difference between the Hexa-core and Quad-core? Pros and cons?

Also out of all three of those. Which one is BEST for gaming?
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March 1, 2013 12:46:38 AM

At $140, there really is NO competition.
The FX-6300 is THE only chip to buy at that price range. Simply an outstanding chip :)  You can't go wrong with it :) 

Edit - You can always convert your 6 core to the FX-4300, by disabling one module (2cores) and clocking the remaining ones upto 4GHz. However, there is no need to do this, as the FX-6300 in its default state is more than capable enough.
Also, nowadays games are slowly starting to use more cores, and you don't wanna be stuck with a weak quad down the road. Look at the Crysis3 benchies for example, the game loves more cores, part of the reason why the hyperthreaded dual cored i3's perform like a fart in that game. :) 

The FX-6300 is also a very good multi-tasker, and in workloads that can use all 6 cores, it comes very very close to i5 levels of performance. Examples are video conversion, photo editing, winrar compression etc
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March 1, 2013 12:49:52 AM

Best answer selected by blade2697.
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March 1, 2013 12:50:07 AM

Seriously guys, thank you SO much for the input :)  I went with the 6300 btw :) 
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March 1, 2013 2:14:19 AM


I wish I had one :lol: 

Great choice!

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March 1, 2013 4:26:39 AM

Good choice on the FX6300. Tomshardware having the FX4300 listed there when the FX6300 is like $10 more is obsured.
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