Phenom II x4 965 BE vs Phenom II x6 1045T for budget gaming Tags: CPUs Gaming Phenom Product Last response: March 9, 2013 8:44 PM in CPUs Share dscudella March 9, 2013 4:41:37 PM Hello all. Just a quick question. Since it appears that more and more games are taking advantage of more cores, does the x6 1045T outpace the 965 BE? I can get either CPU for $99.99 from Tigerdirect and they will be paired with a CM Hyper 212 Plus and an AM3+ mobo. Is the OC'ing headroom different? Does the extra 2 cores make up the speed difference? Is lower clock speed + 6 cores or higher clock speed + 4 cores better? I'm an intel user, I haven't touched an AMD build since 2005. More about : phenom 965 phenom 1045t budget gaming rolli59 a c 850 à CPUs a c 272 4 Gaming March 9, 2013 6:24:39 PM Faster X4 is going to game better than a slower X6. It is as well easier to overclock the 965BE. m 0 l dscudella March 9, 2013 6:33:51 PM rolli59 said:Faster X4 is going to game better than a slower X6. It is as well easier to overclock the 965BE. Just needed to hear it from someone who knows what they're talking about. Thanks. EDIT: This is the build I was going for for my friend. I wish I could get 8gb RAM, but it's over double what I payed for my 8gb The total price is $497.62 after taxes ($500 budget). m 0 l Related resources Phenom II X4 965 VS. Phenom II X6 1045T - Forum Phenom ii x4 965 vs x6 1045T (both at stock speeds) - Forum AMD Phenom II X4 965 or AMD Phenom II X6 1045T - Forum Upgrading: Phenom II X6 1045T or X4 965? - Forum Phenom II X4 830 vs. Phenom II X6 1045T - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer imaurer269 March 9, 2013 7:02:49 PM Should be a $10 off on that hdd EMCXTXN73 or for a few bucks more can get a 1tb: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l dscudella March 9, 2013 8:44:20 PM $20 difference in the HDD's and the code was already applied. Budget is $500, not a penny more. He also has a 1TB (I think) external HDD for storage. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Amd phenom II x6 1045t vs amd phenom II X5 Black Edition 965 Forum I3 3220 Vs Phenom II X6 1045T Vs Phenom II X4 970 For Video Editing Forum AMD Phenom II X4 945 vs AMD Phenom II X6 1045T Forum Phenom ii x4 965 vs 1045T? Forum SolvedAMD Phenom II X4 965 vs. AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Forum Solved Phenom II X4 965 vs Phenom II X4 955 vs Phenom II x6 1055T vs. i5 Forum SolvedPhenom II X6 1055T vs Phenom II X4 965 purchase Forum SolvedUpgrade a Phenom II x4 910 to Phenom II x6 1045t on an HP Foxconn Aloe Forum SolvedPhenom II X6 1045T or Phenom II X4 925 Forum AMD Phenom X6 1090T vs AMD Phenom II X4 840/965 Forum Dev box: Phenom II x4 965 vs i5 750 vs Phenom II x6 1055t Forum Phenom II X6 1055T vs Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Forum X4 620 to a Phenom II X6 1045T - worth it? Forum SolvedPhenom II x6 1045T vs FX-4100 Forum SolvedFX 6100 Vs AMD Phenom II X6 1045T? (Without OC) Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !