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Good or Bad built for its money?

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December 9, 2012 10:53:04 PM

I have a budget of around £320, is this a good build?

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
OCZ Agility 3 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case
Novatech PowerStation Gaming 500W Silent ATX2 Modular Power Supply

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December 9, 2012 10:54:42 PM

I'd get the FX-6300 or FX-4300 over the 965. It's only about $20 more.
December 9, 2012 11:00:13 PM

will i see an improvement?
December 9, 2012 11:31:39 PM

Well, it really depends. For editing & what-not, the 6300 will prevail because of it's 2 extra cores. The FX-6300 also is newer, runs off of a 32nm process instead of 45nm. You might also see a slight gain in performance in games.

But some people will tell you different. Me being me, I'd get the 6300 just because it's newer :kaola:  But really, both (or all three) are good processors. You get what you want to.