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AMD FX-4100 Worries

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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  1. Best answer
    http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulldozer/AMD-FX-Series%20FX-4100.html

    the cheap one comes with only the CPU.

    the expensive one comes with a cooler.

    both are generally the same
  2. As hazle said one with cooler and box and one is not..

    anyways how about going to FX-4300....
  3. Hazle said:
    http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Bulldozer/AMD-FX-Series%20FX-4100.html

    the cheap one comes with only the CPU.

    the expensive one comes with a cooler.

    both are generally the same



    Wow. That simple. I haven't looked into aftermarket CPU coolers yet but that helps a ton! Thanks.
  4. 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??
  5. thrawn98801 said:
    Why do you recommend the 4300? Because it's not a Bulldozer processor or because of greater performance??


    Both.
  6. 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....
  7. Thank you Everyone!
  8. Best answer selected by thrawn98801.
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