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panthertooth

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I am currently thinking about updating my CPU and MOBO but i am unsure of what to get, I have been to tomshardware.com and looked at their Gaming CPU Hierarchy Chart and am between two CPU's right now this and this.on the second one i can get it as a CPU/MOBO bundle whereas the first i would have to pay for the MOBO separately, any thoughts/advice would be appreciated
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Hello panthertooth

What will be the main use of the computer be both now and in the future, the reason that I ask is because the average user will not even make use of the 4 cores on a quad CPU so the additional cash spent on a 6 core CPU could be deemed a waste of financial resources.
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The main use would be playing games/watching movies mainly games include-world of warcraft, Eve online, guildwars 2 etc, possibly others like assassins creed 3 and medal of honor
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A quad core CPU is more than capable of that, anyone using multiple displays or running many programs concurrently benefit from the additional cores that 6 and 8 core AMD CPUs offer.

Benchmark wise the 6 core Vishera comes out well on top ranked at #115 while the 4 core Deneb is ranked at #243 http://www.cpubenchm...h_end_cpus.html
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So then i would be ahead of the game by getting This as far as value goes, I can get that CPU with This MOBO for 184.99 plus tax
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That is a good deal and having the extra resources available is a bonus :thumbsup:
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