Help Me Choose a AMD CPU under 120$

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards AMD' started by Furys, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Furys

    Furys New Member

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    I'm trying to make a lil gaming rig, nothing fancy just something that will handle today's games, I'm looking at these 3 cpus and i wanted to know opinions on which is best, why and if theres another i should consider.

    AMD Athlon II X4 631
    AMD A6-3650
    AMD FX 4100

    Keep in mind that the max is 120$ and i want the best bang for the gaming buck.Thanks ahead of time :)
     
  2. phaedrus2129

    phaedrus2129 Banned

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    AMD Phenom II X4 955. can be had for the stated price, and is faster then your given selection.
     
  3. airbud7

    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    Yea...955/965 would be better...
     
  4. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    The 955 is a pretty damn good CPU. Built a budget machine for a friend around that.
     

  5. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    +1 on 955

    Or you could spend extra 10$ for 965
     
  6. stormy

    stormy Ancient Guru

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    Unless you're planning a motherboard change, none of the above as none of them will work with your current board. You have an AM2+ board and listed two socket FM1 and one AM3+ CPU's, none of which are compatible with your M4A785-M.

    That said another vote for the x4 955.
     
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    955












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  8. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    +1 on the 955
     
  9. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    PhenomII X4 955 and OC it...
     
  10. Snappy

    Snappy Member Guru

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    Phenom II X4 960T is only $110 at newegg and amazon. Chance to unlock to 6 core if mobo supports unlocking.
     

  11. midweskid

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    +1 on the 960T
     
  12. Furys

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    Thanks for the input all, i went the entirely other direction and got a i3-2100 with a motherboard that could be upgraded at a later date :smile:
     
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    955 or 965. Working on my 955 to get it stable @ 4Ghz
     
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    Postalisback Ancient Guru

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    Nice choice, which motherboard did you get?
     
  15. Furys

    Furys New Member

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    GAMMA Classic Series ATX Mid Tower

    got it all off amazon :nerd:
     

  16. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    i3 is a great gaming cpu
     
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    that m/b should be compatible with IB 1155 with a bios update
     
  18. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Nice move
     

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