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December 14, 2012 5:37:17 AM

Ok working up to my first build YAY! Been a life-long dream of mine. Not that I've never had the motivation or time, just never the money. Anyway to the issue at hand. I've been looking at the AMD FX-4100 Black Edition for my CPU.

I've also been looking at the ASUS M5A97 line of Motherboards. The CPU Support List for all of them specifies an

AMD FX-4100 FD4100WMW4KGU

I can barely find this exact CPU online. But I find a billion AMD FX-4100 FD4100WMGUSBX

WHATS THE DIFFERENCE!?!?!?!?!!? :fou: 

As far as I can find the only difference is the L2 Cache on the FD4100WMW4KGU is 1024 compared to 1000 on the FD4100WMGUSBX

There is approximately a $30-40 difference. Do I absolutely have to go with the more expensive version because it's on the motherboard's CPU list?

Or should I go with a different motherboard?

Please help and Thank you!

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December 14, 2012 5:58:39 AM

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulldozer/AMD-FX-Series%2...

the cheap one comes with only the CPU.

the expensive one comes with a cooler.

both are generally the same
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December 14, 2012 6:10:28 AM

As hazle said one with cooler and box and one is not..

anyways how about going to FX-4300....
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December 14, 2012 2:41:23 PM

rdc85 said:
As hazle said one with cooler and box and one is not..

anyways how about going to FX-4300....



Why do you recommend the 4300? Because it's not a Bulldozer processor or because of greater performance??
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December 14, 2012 2:47:36 PM

thrawn98801 said:
Why do you recommend the 4300? Because it's not a Bulldozer processor or because of greater performance??


Both.
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December 15, 2012 3:32:45 AM

yup, piledriver core is much better than bulldozer core...
if it still within the budget range, i would recommend piledriver...

as i noted, the motherboard seems to support the PD chip, with the newest bios....
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December 15, 2012 4:17:27 PM

Thank you Everyone!
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December 25, 2012 7:13:40 PM

Best answer selected by thrawn98801.
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